View Full Version : Suggestions on upgrade for new computer..

10-04-07, 02:43 PM
I'm trading my Macbook Pro to my sister for her desktop. She needs a laptop as she can't travel with her desktop. The duties of a good brother.. /sigh

Far as I can tell, she has an as yet unknown to me Micro ATX motherboard thats socket AM2 with a single core Athlon 64 3800, 1GB of ram and a 7600GT. My question is, what would be the bigger bottle neck, the video card or the CPU? And what would you suggest I replace or upgrade on a fairly limited budget?

10-04-07, 03:39 PM
No question.....if you plan to use it for games, first and foremost get the vid upgraded

10-04-07, 03:43 PM
That's similar to my work PC.

The CPU is the first thing I would go with, then video, then memory.

It is so freakin slow with single core.

10-04-07, 03:53 PM
I would grab

PSU = 550w+
CPU AM2 X2 5600+ (2.8Ghzx2)
Ram: 2GB
8800GTX or wait for the nwe 8800GTS with 112sp it will be like 90% of the the GTX and less money