Upgrading old machine...

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  1. PSUPef2K

    PSUPef2K #Elite member

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    Just upgraded my home machine to Windows 7 and was considering some upgrades instead of a new build.

    Current Specs:

    AMD Opteron 170 dual core proc
    ASUS A8R32-MVP deluxe
    2GB (2x1GB)of G.Skill DDR 500 (PC4000) ram
    Radeon X1900XTX 512MB video card
    Soundblaster X-fi Xtrememusic sound card
    74GB WD Raptor (System)
    320GB WD sata (Storage)
    1.5TB WD Green Sata (Storage)

    Windows 7 is running pretty decent. However, rather then build a new machine, I was figuring on just upgrading this one to make it last a bit longer.

    I am going to go with this memory:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146034&Tpk=mushkin ddr 500

    Any advice on a good bang for the buck video card that will help this machine last a bit longer and run newer games?
     
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    let's rephrase....

    something under $200
     
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    What about one of these?


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    overwhelming response
     
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    5750/5770 are the best bang for buck it seems right now.


    From the list you posted. Probably the Vapor-X as it has free shipping.
     

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