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Looking to upgrade in about a month or so

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ad3n, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. ad3n

    ad3n Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2004
    Figured I'd start looking for stuff now to get a good mindset of things.

    I'm currently running:

    - ATi Radeon X800XL 256mb
    - 3000+ AMD Athlon Barton Core
    - 2 x 160 WD 7200 HDDs
    - ASUS A7V600 mobo
    - OCZ 520W PSU

    Here's some things that caught my eye:

    - OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

    - EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS 500MHZ 640MB 1.6GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out HDCP DIRECTX10 Video Card

    - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 4MB Retail

    - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive

    Now, are these good parts for their prices (mind you, it's CDN funds)? I'm quite a gamer that wants a good bang for the buck with great visuals and multi-tasking abilities with little to no slow down. I can obviously step up to the higher things, but they're too expensive for the payout, I'd imagine. I'd probably get 2 of the OCZ's for a 4GB, and 2 of the Seagate's as well. Now if these are worthwhile purchases, can someone help me find a compatible mobo? I know I should've started with it, but I'm retarded like that. Also, would it be smarter to get a dual-core, or wait for the quads to drop a little more in price? If they're not being utilized by many programs and games then it'd probably be wasteful, but I can't say I keep up on it enough to know.

    Thanks for any advice.
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