Upgrade under 12K

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  1. Tech_Wiz

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    Components to Upgrade:

    1. New HDD as Current 320 is near full.
    2. 2 GB DDR2 800 adding to my current 2GB. Also Switching to 64 Bit OS so 4 gb will make more sense as games will run faster.
    3. New GFX Card. Current is 8600GT and its OLD for the current Games So need to Upgrade.

    Current Config:
    Core2Duo E7300 @2.66GHz Stock.
    Intel DG31PR Motherboard
    8600 GT 256 MB DDR2
    320 GB Seagate
    1x 2 GB Ram 800

    Budget is max 12k. If you feel any other component also needs to be upgrade feel free to advise.
     
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    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    Go for 4770 ~ 7k
    2 GB DDR2 ~ 1.2k
    Rest on HDD
     
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    hmm 4770. I read review it says it is 40 nm Design which is kinda weird as 4850 is 55 nm?

    Lesser nm means this card may not require me to upgrade my PSU. :oops:

    I go checkout bench tests results =]

    ps: Just for confirmation All games I am running on Xp32 will run on XP64 without a prob or I should go for Vista64 as it will give me access to DX10 and later versions? :idea:
     
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    the new 5xxx series should be on the way... If u have time, u can wait for it
     
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    When they are getting out?
     
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    ^within one month.
     
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    hmm I checked the treads it says the cost is like $399 and Entry Level (<$250 )Launch is in 2010.

    hmm will see. I am upgrading in Oct. first week odd. So I am thinking of upgrade HDD & Ram for now and will wait for 5xxx hoping that it pushes down HD4850 & or GTX260 range cards to more affordable numbers.
     
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    ^Good choice. I dunno about GTX260, but 48xx will go down for sure. :)
     
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    ps: I am begining to hate my intel crap ass mobo. DOesnt give any option to OC. People have OCed my E7300 to 3Ghz from Stock 2.66 only on Air cool and my good ol "Original Intel" **** doesnt let me play with anything :mad:
     
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