Off to OCuK in the morning...

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and wanting a last minutes "sounds good" if I can....

Current rig:

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
Asus A8N-SLi Premium PCI-E - Mobo
WD Caviar SE 200GB
Lian-Li PC-7 - Case
Hiper Modular 580 -PSU
2GB Corsair XMS3200 CAS2
Leadtek GeForce 6800 GT 256MB PCI-E

Have been discussing with a few bourd members about possible upgrades and wanted to know your opinions on...

1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ (Socket 939) - Retail

2) Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) OR would the 512 be a better choice?

Stumped for those two, but was wondering, would they be the best items to choose, taking in to accout I have (only) 300 pound to play with.

Any advice appreciated.

Cheers.
 
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Well the 4400+ if its a Toledo is 2x 3700's basically, I went the same upgrade route as you last nov actually, with a 7800gt.

Will be a huge leap in performance, I would go for the card you can best afford.
 
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I'd say that will be about the best you can do for the money, as Yewen says the X2 4400 is basically 2x3700 San Diego chips on one core. The X1800XT is a huge jump in performance over the 6800gt, 256mb is still fine, it is only if you are playing at fairly high resolutions that the extra video Ram tends to come into it's own.
 
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Sounds good to me. I'm guessing there wont be huge difference game-wise with the 3700 vs 4400 but with the X1800XT your system will run most games very nicely :)
 
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Thanks for the help guys, rig now looks like:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+
Asus A8N-SLi Premium PCI-E - Mobo
WD Caviar SE 200GB
Lian-Li PC-7 - Case
Hiper Modular 580 -PSU
2GB Corsair XMS3200 CAS2
Connect 3d ATI Radeon X1900 XT 256MB GDDR3

I'm happy with the upgrade so far :)

Cheers.
 
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