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Upgrade Advice Please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Fr45er, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. Fr45er


    Joined: 14 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2

    I am having problems deciding what the best upgrade path for my system at the moment is.

    I have a 754 slot AMD 3400 64 bit processor, 6800 GT (AGP) 1gb Corsair TwinX 3200 RAM and 2 74 Gb raptors in RAID0.

    I have a LAN party coming up in Mid march and would like to up the performance of my machine. As far as I can work out I have three options.

    1. Upgrade my 6800 GT to a 7800 GS AGP for £250 (would cost about £150 after selling the 6800 GT on e-bay)

    2. Buy a 754 PCI-E motherboard and PCI-E 7800GT and sell my old mother board on e-bay, this would cost about £175

    3. Wait for the AM2 slot and upgrade processor/motherboard and graphics card (later this year)

    any ideas welcome
  2. mp260767


    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 10,866

    Location: telford, shropshire

    if it was me i'd wait a bit, dont feel any of the upgrades mentioned are worth the money imho.

    have you tried to see what overclock you can get out of u're 6800gt ?
  3. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Welcome to the forums, don't go with option 1. a 7800gs is basically about the same as a 6800ultra so overclock your 6800gt and you will have saved yourself £150 not to mention the additional hassle.

    2. Possible but probably not really worth it either which leaves option 3. as being the best as far as I can see :)
  4. Fr45er


    Joined: 14 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2

    cheers for the comments, the upgrader in me wants to go with option 2, but I know the sensible thing to do is wait for option 3
  5. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    If your gonna be upgrading, then your probably better off saving your money so you can get a new CPU aswell. The opteron's seem to be brilliant for the price.