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Old 11-07-08, 02:16 PM   #13
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Default Re: New to graphic cards, have a question about upgrading to 260.

You could always go the cheap route and buy an AGP 7800GS.

Just sayin'
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Old 11-08-08, 08:41 PM   #14
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Default Re: New to graphic cards, have a question about upgrading to 260.

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it acording to how much money he wants to spend ,He can get a pretty cheap upgrade that will be a lot faster then what he has.Intel E5200 wolfdale 2.5gigs with a 12.5 multipler for great overclocking $83 ,a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L $55, 4Gigs G.Skill DDR2 1066 2 x 2gigs $75 ,BFG Tech 650watt $55 and a MSI GTX 260 $240 plus it has a $40 rebate makeing it $200.It comes out to $508 ($468 with rebate),The E5200 overclocks great ,able to do 4gigs with a good heatsink.The XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm for $32 with free shipping plus it has a $10 rebate.It is just as good as the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme but half the price and comes with a fan.
Thanks for the good advice im actually gonna print this out and think about it

Thank you all for the help
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Old 11-08-08, 10:01 PM   #15
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That being the case, he might as well wait a bit longer until the Core i7 processors come out. When that happens, the price of socket 775 (current Core2 Duo/Core2 Quad) processors and motherboards should drop even more.
I thought the initial i7 release was going to be the high-end $1500 variety server parts and that we wouldn't be seeing mainstream parts for quite awhile?

If that's wrong that's great. If that's true... there won't be any price drops due to the new parts.
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