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SHANE33

Guest
Hello People , i am still new to PC , so i am not very hot on idea`s only what i read from magazine`s and that can be mind blowing as you all well know

£700 Max as baby on the way

I wish to upgrade my system , any ways i can improve my system

Logitech MX Revolution Advanced Cordless x2
Logitech Cordless G7
19 "Viewsonic 912B
Windows XP Pro
ViewSonic VX912B 8ms
OCZ GameXStream 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply
FX 57 @ 3.0 Mhz
Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4
2GB PC3200 400 DDR
7800 GTX 256 500MHz/1.30 GHz
160GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 SATA 7200
250GB Western Digital My Book
160GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 SATA 7200
CreativeLabs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS

As for upgrading my 7800GTX which is running at 500MHz/1.30 GHz , not sure about DX10 , i think buying a high-end DX9 would be madness as Vista is just around the corner , but what happends if Vista is horrible and what if DX10 does receive mainstream support for more then a year or holding out and waiting for R600 ?

At the moment i only play games in 1028 x 1024 res

I was thinking of changing too Western Digital Raptor X 150GB WD1500AHFD 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache but only 1 or if my motherboard takes SATA II

I know Maxor have a bad name , mine are just over a year old and still spinning ok

I would like to change the RAM , will i get any extra performance ?
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
Dude no offence but if you spend one penny on that system your an idiot.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that system.

I have pretty much the same as you apart from the CPU (amd64 3500) and HDD (7200rpm IDE Drive.

I have not come across a game my system cannot play.

None of the components are overclocked.

Save the money for when your child comes.
 

booyaka

Moderator
was thinking the same thing - it plays everything u can chuck at it then why upgrade?

I would love to go DX10 and conroe etc but at present no games/internet/music films etc struggle on my system so i am not bothered about upgrading!

stick to what you have!
 

wormvortex

Member
stick with what you've got upgrading is pointless and a waste of money. You could get a dual core processor if you ain't already got one but besides that its pointless.
 

jezzer256

Novice Member
Logitech MX Revolution Advanced Cordless x2
Logitech Cordless G7
19 "Viewsonic 912B
Windows XP Pro
ViewSonic VX912B 8ms
OCZ GameXStream 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply
FX 57 @ 3.0 Mhz
Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4
2GB PC3200 400 DDR
7800 GTX 256 500MHz/1.30 GHz
160GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 SATA 7200
250GB Western Digital My Book
160GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 SATA 7200
CreativeLabs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
I would suggest putting your FX57 back to stock speeds, as you may suffer bad performance with it running at 3mhz. :D

Jez

P.S, yes I know you meant ghz really :).
 

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