Trying to avoid a bottle neck
i plan to up date my system to directx 10. im going to wait till vista has launched and the new ati cards are out and competeing aginst the nvidia ones.
i was looking at a core dual system, but to afford a decent new cpu, mobo and new ram was abit out of my price range. i am going to buy a top of the range nVidia/ATI card in Febuary/March but im affraid i might have a bottle neck in my system with it but im not sure. what do you lot think? will my current system have a bottle neck? i have enough money to update to a 64bit athlon 4800+ and then i can overclock it. will that be enough to avoid a bottle neck? or would getting a lower spec dual core setup be better? or if a AMD2 setup can use the ram i have at the moment would that be better?
I have spent alot on my computer in the last year and dont want to spend anymore stupid amount of money on it in the next year. i want to be able to play the latest directx10 games with all the trimmings. my budget is strechable but as i siad i dont want to be spending anymore moeny than i have to and if i can get away with just spending £250 on a new cpu and £400 on a new cpu then that would be great!
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