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5-17-2009 @ 5:32PM
As an additional note concerning video cards; depending on your motherboard, it may not be worth upgrading. Depending on the age of the motherboard, it may have one of two types of slots for the video card; either an AGP, or a PCI-X. AGP is functionally a dead standard; it's still around but nobody makes decent video cards for it anymore. If you have an AGP slot, you're better off saving up for a new system. The upgrade really isn't likely to be worthwhile. If it's a PCI-X slot, then yeah, go ahead and upgrade. Personally, I prefer nvidia cards, but right now the Radeon 4770 is a great deal. I use newegg.com for 90% of my computer parts purchases; highly recommend them. Of course, all this really depends on your financial situation, your current hardware, the kinds of systems your friends are running (and how soon they plan on upgrading) etc... Please don't take what I'm saying as gospel; there are plenty of exceptions all around. I'm just trying to provide some guidelines.
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