abit an8 motherboard
1 gig kingston ram
3200+ venice amd athlon 64 cpu
The rest of the stuff was taken from my old computer as i was on a budget. Now i got a little bit more cash and am looking to upgrade my graphics card and hard drive as i'm guessin these components would make the most difference to my setup. I'll only problly be able to do one at a time and I think ill do the gfx card first. I'm a moderate gamer who does play some quite power hungry games. The comp at the moment handles everythin quite well but id like the games 2 go a bit faster and I'm guessin that a new GFX card would speed stuff up a bit? I dont wanna spend too much really, but id like the card to last for at least a couple of years. I'm not crazy though about the detail lookin slightly shabby i just want it to run pretty quick with the detail lookin ok. Here are some cards that have caught my eye:
Leadtek Winfast 6800 LE 256mb 256bit PCI-E- £94.99
Xfx Geforce 6600GT 128MB DDR PCI-E Dual DVI TVO- £97.99
Sapphire X800GTO 256mb GDDR3 PCI-E VGA/TVO/DVI- £117.99
Sapphire X800GTO² 256mb GDDR3 PCI-E VGA/DVI/TV-out Lite Retail- £134.99
Leadtek WinFast PX6800GT-TDH256 GeForce 6800GT 256MB PCI-E TV-out DVI- £167.98
XFX GEFORCE 6800GS XXX PV-T42G-UAD7 256MB DDR3 TV + DVI- £173.46
The 6800GT and GS are actually a bit out of my price range but I'd b willing 2 go for them if they made a big difference to the gameplay and how long the card'd last for. Obviously I'd like to go for the cheapest one that'd suit what i need it for. I think I'm headin towards the Sapphire X800GTO². What do you guys think?
Edited by dancingcleo, 10 January 2006 - 02:44 AM.