Through this screenshot can you give me any advice on what to buy

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  1. Exiled

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    to make my pc better for gaming?

    Is my motherboard a big pos like I think it is?

    Sorry about the windows thing that could be it too I guess
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I would start with a legit copy of Windows ...
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    That board will support even the newest Phenom II CPUs, but I'm not sure it's worth it. If you've got the money get a new board/CPU combo (AM3-based, Deneb-core Phenom II at least), more RAM (2x2GB for dual-channel or 3x2GB for tri-channel), and a 4890 (or GTX 285 if you prefer nVidia). Conversely you could start over completely and go Intel-based, this is how most of C&P rolls (at least according to other threads).

    How big is your current power supply?
     
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    650w

    My buddy told me if I wanted to spend 500 dollarish to get:

    "This processor:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

    This mobo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131347

    There are two processors in this line that are a little faster--E8500 at 3.16ghz and E8600 @ 3.33ghz--but they're not worth spending the extra money on unless you're going to overclock. The mobo and proc I've listed are about the best price-to-performance ratio you can get right now. Next step up would be to go to the Core i7's, but they start at $270 for the proc and $200 for the mobo, plus you'd have to buy DDR3 ram.

    Not sure what your HD situation is like, but unless you're just needing more space, there probably isn't a lot of need to upgrade. HD's just haven't gotten a whole lot faster in the past few years. The raptors are still pretty nice, but they're still really expensive. I guess with that budget I'd be looking at getting a newer video card. If that's something you want to look at, let me know what your power supply is. That mobo/proc and a newer vid card have some fairly substantial wattage requirements."
     
  9. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Buy a Phenom II 940 and a newer videocard (GTX285 maybe?).

    Moving over to LGA775 would be a complete waste of money.
     
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    I would upgrade the graphics card before thinking about upgrading anything else, most games nowadays are limited by the graphics card.
     

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