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Build Advice Gamer Upgrade including selling old kit?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BradShort, 1 Jul 2010.

  1. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    So there we have it, decisive: An improved cooler so you can push the Q6600 harder, H50 for £64 would do you nicely; A 5850 for £235 or 5870 for £300 either of these would leave you with around £100 left in your pocket and last you untill atleast next year when the new generation of intel chips is released :)

    I had the same dilema a couple of months back, and I opted for a 5870, as it's the only worth while upgrade, apart from an SSD. So do the above, sell your 4870 on the marketplace for £70 and put that money into SSD savings :)
     
  2. BradShort

    BradShort Familyman - Fraggin when allowed :P

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    Awsome Thread guys thanks for the input. Guess i'll have to look into OC'ing a little more, as i only jsut brushed the surface to get my 3Ghz. I always get lost on the memory timings! Cooler and Grfx it is :) I may consider a larger screen too if i'm going for the 5870 . . .
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    A good air cooler for your CPU is a Titan Fenrir.
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I you want the new build to stay quiet as well, I'd probably use some cash for an aftermarket GPU-cooler. Then again, the new card probably isn't going to be any noisier than the HD4870 (if you've been using the stock cooler).
     
  5. BradShort

    BradShort Familyman - Fraggin when allowed :P

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    Nah, i'll need an aftermarket cooler as i modded my last card http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=1968787#post1968787
     
  6. Bloody_Pete

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    If thats the same case as your using now it may be worth measuring to see if you can fit a 5850 or 5870... As it looks like it may be tight.
     
  7. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    New hdd,cooler, and 5870 hummmm...
    And cable ties for you case:jawdrop:
     
  8. BradShort

    BradShort Familyman - Fraggin when allowed :P

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    Yeh mate, the build grows . . .. . may need a new case lol!
     
  9. Bloody_Pete

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    Luckily you still have £100 odd left then really :p I'd suggest the stunning ATCS 840, although if I think about it that is pushing £150, but you'll never have to upgrade from it...
     
  10. BradShort

    BradShort Familyman - Fraggin when allowed :P

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    Wohaa nice case . .. .
     
  11. Cozmo87

    Cozmo87 "huh hurmm!!!"

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    hi i i got a 6600 and is fine, i going to stik with it for a fuw years yet i would say upgrade your 4870 if you like you graphics, but i stiking with my 8800 gt cos at the mo no games mush off a chalange for it. on med setings. i realy say save the cash for wen you realy should up grade. :rock:
     
  12. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    yh bld tis wll gd deff gt dat 1....



    Heard of a thing called grammar and spelling? No? It helps. Trust me.
     
  13. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I'm one of the first people the complain about grammar nazi's, But the spelling and grammar from people lately just leave's me cold it doesn't have to be perfect but at least make an effort.

    Come back Unicorn we need you :lol:
     
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  14. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Maybe the mighty Richard should unleash his banhammer on wannabe leet speak. :)
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

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    I've been noticing it too, it's so very annoying. I meant, it takes seconds to spell words correctly. Gah. But then my GF is doing an Engligh Degree, so I get it from her all the time, so it has rubbed off on me...

    Now, back to the topic... BradShort, any particular style of case that you go for?
     
  16. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Yes it is and it can also double as a garden shed should the need arise...:D
     
  17. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    And zombie shelter!
     
  18. Bloody_Pete

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    I'm sure that comment was posted on another thread :p
     
  19. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Okay, okay, I admit to plagarism...it was a good comment though - worth sharing :D
     
  20. BradShort

    BradShort Familyman - Fraggin when allowed :P

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    I like my cases black and i'm probably out of the LED phase . :clap:
     

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