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    Default Should I upgrade?

    Ok, I have a decent PC, but rendering and RAM preview in after effects is a pain

    here are my specs

    -4gb DDR2 Ram
    -horrible ECS mobo(i know, i want to replace it, but others are expensive and it might also mean i have to replace my CPU)
    -AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    -7600GS GFX Card( i could replace this, but again new ones are expensive and i dont think i REALLY need to replace it)
    -500 gb seagate internal HDD
    -500gb external buffalo HDD
    i think i have a 300 watt PSU i think. I wanted to upgrade to quad core w/ new mobo, but im not sure

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    A quad core i7 will spank that 2 core - speed increse would be dramatic - like 5 to ten times I reckon.

    Only you can decide if it is worth spending the cash.

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    A quad core will help with rendering a lot, not sure about RAM previews though, i think it's more of the speed of your ram rather than cpu, obviously it would help but i'm not sure by how much. A Full pc upgrade would be good depending on your budget of course.

    At the moment Intel's i& quad core computers are the best you can get but i think they're overrated for the price, I'd go with a Cor2 Quad, preferably the Q6600 because of it overclocking ability.

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    Ya - and I think to get the best from the i7 you have to have an insamely expensive mobo and ram.

    The smart money is always one step behind the bleeding edge.

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    Thanks for the advice guys! ill look into teh quad core

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