Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:19 AM
well a lot of it depends on what you need. do you need more horsepower? keep in mind to upgrade to a new intel board with SLI your talking at least 300 dollars for a new one, and a top of the line I7 another 500+ and then since they use DDR3 another $400 in memory that you will have to buy, whether you want to or not. so basically to upgrade to a I7 youd need to replace motherboard, CPU and the memory, and will need around $1200 start up costs. on the other hand, they do make core2 quads for that socket that would easily boost your CPU power like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115130
which is only $334, would double your CPU performance, and leaves you money to upgrade other options. Video cards are pretty decent, the 8800 is an old, but still solid card-probably one of the longest lasting NVIDIA cards on the market, though you would definitly see a performance by dropping a couple of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130527
in the system, though again its expensive. what kind of budget are you looking at?
Edited by the_patriot09, 11 February 2010 - 04:20 AM.
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