Upgrade time

BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseurThere's no place like Icrontian
edited August 2007 in Hardware
Rig is feels rather sluggish so I think it's in need of some rejuvenation.

Current specs are:

AMD Athlon 3800 (non X2)
1GB OCZ PC2 5400 Gold XTC
nVidia 7800GT
500GB WD HDD (rma)
Some NEC DVD burner

Should I minimally upgrade and get a 6000+ dual core, and 2 gigs of ram? Should I go all out and buy quad core? Not sure about a budget but I'm open to suggestions. Are there any price cuts or hardware to look out for?


  • TheLostSwedeTheLostSwede Trondheim, Norway Icrontian
    edited August 2007
    You are definitely in a bad spot there. S939 is extremely outdated, but still not bad by any means. It's a terrible platform to upgrade. 2 things that you should upgrade, but next time, you may have to build a whole new rig. 2GB of ram and a 8800GTS is what that rig needs now. Leave the rest. You can get 2X1GB of ram for pretty good prices now, especially used and a new 8800GTS is around 250 bucks lately.
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited August 2007
    I got him to go Quad + P35 + PC1066. :D
  • csimoncsimon Acadiana Icrontian
    edited August 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    I got him to go Quad + P35 + PC1066. :D

    Not bad for an uncertain budget! :bigggrin:
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