Upgrade Opinions Needed

By Stealthcrisis
Apr 30, 2008
  1. Hey,

    I just got a bit of extra cash and I'm looking to upgrade my gaming rig. I was wondering what would be the best way to go. I normally play Everquest 2 and similar MMOs with a some UT3 on the side.

    Current Spec:

    AMD 64 X2 3800+ 2.01GHz
    2GB Corsair Ram
    Nvidia Geforce 7600GT
    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard


    I haven't had any performance issues with anything in particular, but a little more speed never killed anybody.

    My thoughts were maybe a Geforce 9600GT or a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Those upgrades would be a step in the right direction. Go for it, it'd give you a massive performance boost IMO.
  3. Stealthcrisis

    Stealthcrisis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Of those two, which do you think I should get first then?
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Probably get the VGA card first. It will be CPU limited in lower resolutions but if you go higher or add effects such as AA (anti-aliasing) & AF (Anisotropic Filtering), it should be less of a factor (at least it'll help you wait for the CPU upgrade).
  5. Stealthcrisis

    Stealthcrisis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cool, thanks for chiming in, I appreciate it.
  6. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 376

    Also if you have the extra cash to spend i'd recommend the 8800 GT instead as the price difference isn't all that big and you do get a noticable amount of extra performance with it.

    I was about to recommend Intel if you overclock but seeing as you've been using an X2 previously it'd be a waste to change out an entire board :p
  7. Stealthcrisis

    Stealthcrisis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Noted and looking into it, thanks :)
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