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    Need a little advice on hardware

    Hi all and thank you for looking at this thread and for your time.

    This really isnt an emergency but my computer specs are here

    HP DC5750
    Processor: AMD Dual Core 4800+ 2.5 ghz
    Memory: 8gb Ram
    Graphics: Saffire ATI Radeon HD 6450 1 gig vram

    My PCI slots have these cards in them

    Saffire ATI Radeon HD 6450 (yes I game on this, Heroes of Newerth on high settings, Conservative overclocked)PCIe x16 slot
    Silicon Image RAID bus controller with two 1gig cards and one 2gig card, use for swap space ( storage in case of reinstall)pci 1 slot
    Fresco Logic USB 3.0 card PCI 1 slot

    So I am wondering what to put in the PCIe x1 slot that may be of use, some Ideas are:

    ageia phsx card (outdated but if it can aid the processor by handling the physx calculations that are sent to cpu)
    Wireless card (can be done by usb dongle though)
    More USB slots (I have one usb 3.0 already, and eight 2.0 none are used)
    Intel turbo memory (I am not sure if linux can use this though)
    Another ati 6450 card (cheap enough but not sure if they will work together)
    A cheap nvidia card (to work with physx but not sure if they play nice with ati)

    I plan on upgrading the processor to keep this pc applicable and it does perform well for all I need it to. Please if you have any other great Ideas post them, also let me know if the ones I posted are good or if they will work or not. I swear by ATI, so that is why i use only them.

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    Re: Need a little advice on hardware

    you seems only missing to define your real needs. If you does not know what to do with that hardware, why not thinking to do a donation to people that really need help?

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    Re: Need a little advice on hardware

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    Re: Need a little advice on hardware

    Well this computer will be moving from home to school, home has wifi so does school but school has land line to. I game on it, and use it for school work, reports and such, essentially I am building, did build, a computer that will last me awhile and provide max functionality, benefits as possible. So basically, I have an open slot and would like to fill it, I dont own all this harware yet, I am looking to purchase and need some advice.

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