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Old 04-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Hey, I'm tring to upgrade.

Alrite here my thing last summer I built my current computer for $250, and now i'm and a little problem I can't run most modern games i.e. Elder scrolls IV with out a crash or terrible lag or something random like that so I tring to firgue out a meduim perforemance system that will last me abit. my most important thing is time to the next upgrade for the dollar.
Right now I have:

MachSpeed Venom V2DP soc A mATX
AMD Duron 1.8Ghz CPU
Connect3D Radeon 7000 / 64MB DDR
WD-120GB/7200/8MB/ATA-100
Viking 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory*2
A nice little mATX case with a 350watt
DVD-Rom, and i'm on wireless if that matters.

So I'm thinking I have to upgrade my Video card, and problay my motherbroad and CPU. Any ideas I was kinda thinking a Geforce 7300 but not quite sure i don't really have an idea for MB and CPU.
My bugdet is around $300-400 maybr alittle more but cheaper the better
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:11 PM   #2
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Dude, you should upgrade everything, and when i say everything, i mean it. You may need to spend alot more than $400 to run elder scrolls IV oblivion.
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Default Re: Hey, I'm tring to upgrade.

Right, the main thing there is the CPU, RAM and definetly video card, see what you think of these.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535 - $154

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128301 - $98.99

Video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showim...+Card+-+Retail - $135

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144114 - $91.50

Slightly over budget, but pretty nice parts there - grand total...$479.49

In the future, you could get another 6600GT, and have SLI which would be cool.

Ooo yeah, you will need a better PSU, like a 550Watt - so really, at the end of that your looking around the $500 mark..

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Ooo yeah, you will need a better PSU, like a 550Watt - so really, at the end of that your looking around the $500 mark..

Hope I helped.
about $650, including tax, fees and shipping etc.

You may want to buy some cooling kits.
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Real Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214

The other one was just the pictures of the video card.
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Oh yeah, sorry. I do that sometimes.
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Default Re: Hey, I'm tring to upgrade.

oblivion...with that system? $250? thats insane! you better spend your $400 wisely if you want to play oblivion. i mean, if you choose the right stuff you'll get better performace
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hehehe yeah it looks like, all that i really could save is the HD and ram just use the ram ah man i'm to poor for this :P
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hehehe yeah it looks like, all that i really could save is the HD and ram just use the ram ah man i'm to poor for this :P
u shouldve seen this coming, those specs on your computer doesnt even match oblivions system requirements man, hope you could save up or just buy a 360, but im a pc gamer so screw the 360.

Oblivion System Requirements
Recommended:

* 3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 1 GB System RAM
* ATI X800 series, Nvidia GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card

Minimum System Requirements:

* Windows XP
* 512MB System RAM
* 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 128MB Direct3D compatible video card
* and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
* 8x DVD-ROM drive
* 4.6 GB free hard disk space
* DirectX 9.0c (included)
* DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
* Keyboard, Mouse

Supported Video Card Chipsets:

* ATI X1800 series
* ATI X1300 series
* ATI X850 series
* ATI x800 series
* ATI x700 series
* ATI x600 series
* ATI Radeon 9800 series
* ATI Radeon 9700 series
* ATI Radeon 9600 series
* ATI Radeon 9500 series
* ATI Radeon 9000 series
* NVIDIA Geforce 7800 series
* NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
* NVIDIA GeForce FX series
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yeah that little list is why i decide i need to upgrade and i was just looking at Xbox 360 and that would cost me $512 with game. but i would soo much rather upgrade my comp. computer games are just so much better:P
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