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 05/27/2007 01:03 PM
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slyfox
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hiya

i have an amd athlon 64 3000 skt 939 with 1 gig pc3200 ram (x2 512 ) nvidia 6600gt video card.

what would be the best part to upgrade that will give me the most performance in games such as WoW FPS and racing games wile costing the least amount of money.
i can SLI the 6600gt.
i dont want to change from the skt 939 yet as i dont have the money.

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 05/27/2007 02:44 PM
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The best upgrade route for what you want to do is...

939 pin AMD64 X2: $84.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...?Item=N82E16819103052

6600gt: $77.00 Not the same brand, but should still work

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...?Item=N82E16814108147

pc3200 ram (2gigs): $145.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...?Item=N82E16820145579

Total=$306.00 before shipping.

That pretty cheap for a upgrade.

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 05/27/2007 03:46 PM
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I would go with the video card because when you upgrade to a new motherboard and cpu down the road you can keep the card until you can get better ones.

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 05/27/2007 09:36 PM
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I agree your best bet is upgrde your video card you see a big differnce. ***** ou can see below my pc config im Running F.E.A.R. , Prey, Battlefield 2142

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 05/27/2007 09:52 PM
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Or you can also move to AM2 for around $300 for board, CPU and RAM
Don't feel like linking right now but you can get all this stuff on newegg
CPU- x2 4600 - $115 I beleive
Board- forgot the board but there's 2 or 3 that combo with the 4600 bring it to either $225 or 235 I beleive
RAM- then there's some red g.skill ddr2 800 for $90 I beleive. There's cheaper 2gb kits that are ddr2 800 also, go down to about $70 I think.
So yea, the boards both have SLI I'm perty sure, there's also an ECS AM2 board with crossfire if you wanna switch to ATI. And no, and nVidia card can be used on a crossfire board and an ATI card can be used on an SLI board
With stuff there it's just about $300 and well, it'l be better than what happaflap posted because for the CPU and RAM that I mentioned. O yea, and the CPU, you can also go with an X2 really, each one afaik comes wiith a nice combo of either RAM, CPU, PSU etc... I forgot what kit it is, but there's some 2gb ddr2 800 kit that combos with a 1 or either 2gb flash drive which adds liek $5-10 so there's something too. I'll link to teh stuff later if you want but yea, it's all on newegg
 05/27/2007 11:07 PM
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I would wait on cpu, am2 is not that big of a move up from what he got.

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 05/28/2007 01:46 AM
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for the same price though and a better setup, ummm, I'd for sure be thinking about it. And you could drop down to a x2 3600 or something and use that money to get another 6600gt. Or x2 3800 to keep it equal. For teh same price he's able to get the same thing as he would staying with s939 along with the possibility of being able to go with AM2+ and such. Personally it makes more sense to move to AM2 if you're upgrading the CPU and RAM considering DDR2 is like 1/2 the price of DDR

Edited: 05/28/2007 at 01:49 AM by shazaam
 05/28/2007 02:51 AM
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If you want games, go for a good video card. Drop the 6600; it's obsolete; another one will not help much nowdays.
Get a high-end DX10 card 8800 or 2900 series.
As for the ram, add 1 more GB to it.
If you still have $ resources, get 1x X2 and your system is up to date.

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