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    Hello,

    My current system with Q6600 is too slow to play some games (like FIFA 08, and canít play Stranglehold or Rainbox Vegas at all). What is the most two important upgrade (motherboard, graphic card, memory, etc) I need to be able to play those games normal without slow down? I am looking to upgrade my motherboard right now. Thanks

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    definately go with the new mobo and new grfx!

    but unfortunaltely when you'll upgrade your grfx ( I'm assuming you want to go at least NV88xxx or HD48xx) you'll need at least 600W PSU ( of a decent brand of course). So tell us whats your budget and will try to sort out something for you

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    When I look at your specs I think the biggest gains will probably come from upgrading your graphics card, however this may mean that further upgrades become necessary too. eg. a bigger PSU and maybe a MB with pcie2 x16. Then going further a new heatsink and fan would allow you to overclock your cpu.

    For further help perhaps you would like to give us an idea of budget then we can make make a few recommendations.
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    Your two best upgrades will be a new GPU and power supply.

    Your CPU is fine, your RAM is fine, hard drive and OS is fine. A new motherboard will not help your framerates per se. A new graphics card definitely will, no question. HOWEVER, with that new graphics card you will probably need a new power supply, one that is a quality name brand and will provide clean and stable power to the new graphics card (which will suck a fair bit of power, no question).

    ATI 4850 and something like an OCZ StealthXtreme 600w will do wonders for you, without breaking the bank. You will get an absolutely MASSIVE performance in games. This is because your current graphics card is........well.......utter crap. Sorry, it's true.

    New GPU and PSU and you will be able to enjoy all the gaming goodness your heart desires

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    Right , i had a quick look through your mobo, and well if you dont want to OC its ok( but i personally dont trust ECS coz they go with quantity not quality) but it has PCI-E x 16 so it will work with new hardware ( at least it should - thats another issue compability). But like skyguy metniond two MOST important would be Grfx and PSU

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