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Old 01-04-2009, 03:51 AM   #11
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Upgrading CPU/Mobo means upgrading memory. That's like half of the system. Might as well build a new one.
I went from a crappy X2 setup to my current rig and used the same RAM. EDIT: I have since upgraded my memory

Also the Case, HDD, Monitor, CD drives obviously all work fine, why replace them?
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:49 AM   #12
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Considering the rest of his rig, I wouldn't make the upgrade from an 8800GTS to an 8800GT, it will be a performance increase, but I think the money would be better spent on a new CPU and mobo and RAM. Going from an 8800GTS 320 would be like going from a 9600GT to a 9800GT, not worth it IMO.

You can get a 780G for cheap, it supports the upcoming 45nm Phenoms as well.
And jump on the 9600 before it goes out of stock, seriously, this is an amazing deal.
4GB of DDR2 1066 is only $50.
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I went from a crappy X2 setup to my current rig and used the same RAM.
He has DDR RAM, not DDR2.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:29 AM   #13
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Considering the rest of his rig, I wouldn't make the upgrade from an 8800GTS to an 8800GT, it will be a performance increase, but I think the money would be better spent on a new CPU and mobo and RAM. Going from an 8800GTS 320 would be like going from a 9600GT to a 9800GT, not worth it IMO.

You can get a 780G for cheap, it supports the upcoming 45nm Phenoms as well.
And jump on the 9600 before it goes out of stock, seriously, this is an amazing deal.
4GB of DDR2 1066 is only $50.

He has DDR RAM, not DDR2.
Didnt notice it was DDR.
I like the AMD setup, ill give a decent Intel setup aswell, that way you have more choices.
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359
CPU:
Quad: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115055
Dual: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115132
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

Keep in mind that Intel's Quad is much more expensive, but the dual core costs the same. Obviously four cores is better than two but if gaming is all you do (no video editing\encoding DVDs\Ripping DVD's\etc) than the dual core will suffice. Your FPS will probably be the same as if you had the Quad.

When i went from my X2 to my Q6600 my FPS in COD4 didnt change at all, neither did company of heroes. Although your system is probably bottlenecking your GPU so you most likely will see a good FPS jump
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