Upgrade Advice

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Bit behind the times so i need some advice. I've got £600 to get a graphics card, a motherboard and a cpu, i have the other parts like memory, power supply (OCZ Powerstream 520w) e.t.c. I'm a gamer so i want the fastest machine possible with that kind of money.
What would you get ? Oh and and i want a dual core cpu and preferably a motherboard that has an easy bios update option bit like MSI's live update thingy which i currently use. I don't understand DOS and prefer it this way.
 
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Welcome to the forums, this is the sort of thing I'd go for with the budget. I've included an Arctic Freezer cooler to help with overclocking although the CPU is retail so you get a fan anyway.

CP-134-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
£169.95 £169.95
FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
£14.49 £14.49
GX-047-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO)
£259.95 £259.95
MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
£59.95 £59.95
Subtotal £504.34
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £89.71
Total £602.30
 
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What is your existing memory, type and number of modules? DDR2 won't work with AMD boards, and if it's 256MB kinda defeats the point of a new base unit.
 
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