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Worthy Upgrade?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alexisonfire, 3 Mar 2006.

  1. alexisonfire

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,684

    Location: Chichester

    Would this upgrade be justifiable?
    And am i right in thinking i can use x2 on my current board by flashing the bios?

    And before anyone says, yes, i am aware my board doesn't support SLi, im gonna perform the mod to allow this though.

    Current Spec

    DFI LanParty Nf4 Ultra-D
    AMD64 3200+
    1GB Corsair PC3200XL TwinX (2x512mb)
    Inno3D 6800GT

    Upgrade Spec
    DFI LanParty Nf4 Ultra-D
    AMD64 X2 3800
    2GB Corsair PC3200XL TwinX (4x512mb) or 2GB GeIL PC3200 Value (2x1GB)
    2x Inno3D 6800GT SLi or 1x 7800GT 256mb
     
  2. Dark_Angel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,637

    Personally, I say keep the CPU you have for a while, and grab a cheap 7800GT or another 6800. maybe more ram.

    If you want the PC to last for a while, M2 is just around the corner, and the reason I holding off dual core.
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Get the X2 3800+
    then
    Sell your current card & get the X1800XT 256 at just £194.95 +VAT
    Much faster than 6800GT SLI & much faster than the 7800GT .
     
    Last edited: 3 Mar 2006
  4. GAMEfreak

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    mm the 1800xt is only "much" faster when its overclocked. of course your onna do that anyway ;)
     
  5. alexisonfire

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,684

    Location: Chichester

    I don't want an ATI card :p never have liked them.

    If i upgrade only my graphics card and ram won't my cpu be bottleneck?

    Lets say these specs:

    3200+
    7800GT
    2gb ram
     
  6. Dark_Angel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,637

    Well, depends mate.

    Most games now are a lot less CPU intensive, also you can clock the 3200 a bit... especially if its a venice. My venice 3000 is at 2.8GHZ... so you should be able to go a bit higher.

    Dual core is great, but games dont need it that much at the moment. I say grab the ram and card... OR wait a bit and grab the new geforce when that comes out...
     
  7. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    If not going ATI then get...

    Should be a nice upgrade, what with UT2007 & other dual core games coming.