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by agentwomack / January 1, 2010 12:27 PM PST

I have a pretty good computer right now but I feel that there are some problem spots that need to be looked at.
ATI 4870hd
Intel e6750 2.66Ghz 4mb cashe
G.Skill 8g's ram
western digital hd's
asus p5k-se
600w powersupply
I have about 250 dollars to spend right now and I was really looking to upgrade my e6750 because it might be bottlenecking my graphics card. What im having problems with is what to do with that money. From what I know most games dont have quad-core support but with technology idk how long that will last. So my question is what should I do with that money?? Stick with a good dual core like a e8500 or go to a quad core. (Im going to have to stick to my LGA 775 socket)

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Believe you'd do better by upgrading the video (sell the old
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2010 1:03 PM PST
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one). That way you would have a high performance peripheral to carry forward to a new system when the time arises...there's not much gain or future in getting another socket 775.


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What gfx card
by agentwomack / January 1, 2010 1:38 PM PST

If that was the case what should I get for a graphics card then. I was leaning towards nvidea because of the performance in games and ive had problems with my ATI.

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Which games specifically ??
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2010 3:00 PM PST
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Have you been able to overcome the problems ?


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gfx card
by agentwomack / January 1, 2010 3:10 PM PST

Ati just has never been good for me in general its more of a preference to use nvidea. Ive had many nvidea card and they all functioned perfectly for me. The 4870 was my first ATI and its just missing something that I like from nvidea. Ive been looking at the gtx 200 series but I really dont know what the prices will look like in a few months with the 300 series coming out

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Which drivers do you use...the one's from the card mfg
by VAPCMD / January 2, 2010 2:17 AM PST
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or the ones from AMD/ATI ?

Another thought . . . skip the L775 CPU and use the $$ for a socket 1366 or 1156 MB which gives you a platform for more CPU power and the option to use Crossfire or SLi plus USB 3.0 and SATA 3.


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