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Right now I have a P4 2.4 GHz Dell 8250, 512 Rambus Ram, ATI 9700.
Thinking of buying AMD 64 +3500 socket 939. 1G of Ram, is it worth ?
Will I see any improvement while playing new games?
Thanks guys.
 

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heya desperados;

Now isnt the time to upgrade, although its getting close, real close infact, there is about to be a bunch of new chipsets being released, Nvidia, Via, and SIS are all going to release chipsets that support PCIe, and even SLI, so hold off for just a bit, because its almost here, these chipsets should hit sometime in october, you can surely wait up to a month cant you? I know i can ;)
 

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I'm thinking of spending like 1200 $, that new staff may be beyond my reach.
Can I wait, buying Dell after reading this forum for a while was my biggest mistake, waiting maybe another.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by desperados on 09/24/04 11:40 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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Why exactly do you feel you need to get a new system? Is it just really slow in the games you play? What games do you play with it?

The biggest speed-up you will see in games like Doom 3 would most likely be just buying a new video card, which you can keep even when you do decide to buy a new motherboard and processor.

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I play America’s Army most of the time, btw nobody mentioned it, the best FPS ever and its free.
It needs at least 600-700 meg of ram, Dell wants like 350 $ fo 512 of ram, I’m not giving them any of my money. To replace mb I would need a new case, psu., why not start from scratch
Will I see any improvement ?
 

dhlucke

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If it's AA you're worried about then you can hold off for a month or two. That game rocks but your current rig can handle it. Take that $1200 and spend it in November. There will be lots of new tech and the online vendors generally seem to lower their shipping costs.

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I agree with the sentiment you should wait. Even if you can't afford the brand spanking new tech, prices usually drop on the existing tech. This time last year I held out till november and though it was a little hard, it was worth it.

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Thanks for nothing guys. Because I do value your opinions, I’m stuck with my old rig for next two months. Dark days in front of me, nothing to look forward. Thanx.
 

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The good thing about the Dell, is it is solid and has good support and warranty.
You can upgrade your processor, and memory can be bought from other vendors, and video card can be replaced, and they have some great monitors.
That is where you will get most bang for your buck.
Also, case can be used, even PS. They make cable attachments which will work with standard retail boards.
Dell if fine, it is just not what most techies like, since they have eliminated most of the BIOS tweak settings.


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