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upgrading....HELP!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mongoze, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    I got the new need for speed for x-mas and I need to upgrad my pc.

    I think my CPU is the problem(intel pentium 2,4GHz), but the mobo has S-478 and AGP so I need to chance every thing.:(

    if anyone know a way to not to chance everything, or if you could help me with the upgrad.
    please share it, any help apriciated.

    first time and it's a bit confusing:lol:
     
  2. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    you are right, you need to upgrade everything. the upgrade from s478 means your old ram is not compatible, and your psu may no longer be sufficient. all you can reallistically hope to re-use is your hard drive and cd drive.

    before anybody can recommend anything, you need to tell us how much you are looking to spend, and what you plan to use the computer for / how much do you game. i'd also recommend looking through some of the many similar threads on the first few pages of this forum to get an idea of what other people are buying and how much stuff costs.
     
  3. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    I'm a hard gamer but I'd like to be able to play the latest games with out problem, like nfs prostreet and maybe crisys
    my budget is around 1000$
     
  4. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    should be alright to work with.

    Like most others around here Core2Duo (doubt your budget will be enough for quad) with some form of 8800 and most likely an ASUS mobo would be your best bet.

    thats my 2cents for the moment
     
  5. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    A Geforce 8800GT would be sufficient for most current games, however maybe not Crysis with 'Very high' graphics. It's pretty much bang for the buck currently.

    I'm not sure how much a Core 2 Quad Q6600 costs currently but they are good processors.

    For the board go for an Asus one as DaveVader suggested.

    IMO go for 4GB of RAM so you have enough of it. Remember to get a 64-bit OS then to utilize the full amount.

    PSU, a solid Corsair or Seasonic will do the job greatly. No cheap ones! :nono:
     
  6. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    And DDR2-800Mhz ram. 2Gb kits available for £36.
    Scan's selective search is the easiest way to find a motherboard that has exactly what you need, shaves off some time and cost.
    Don't be tempted into buying an 800W psu or anything, add it up (or ask someone here to do so when you've got a hardware list :)) and get the cheapest good-brand you can. It's easy to go overkill on PSU's.
     
  7. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I actually meant "No cheap brands then!". :thumb:
    Sorry for being confusing.
     
  8. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    Corsair PSU's are good especially for the money, RAM is real cheap these days too so the 4gig as mm vr mentioned wont break the bank
     
  9. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    I've look around and found this.

    mobo: MSI P35 NEO2-FIR, P35, Socket-775
    cpu: INTEL Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz 1333Mhz
    gpu: GAINWARD GeForce PCI-E 8800GT 1024MB
    ram: Apacer Memory Retail Dual-KIT 4096MB (2x2048MB) PC-800 DDR2 PC6400 5.0 128x8 Golden Cover
    psu: COOLERMASTER eXtreme Power 650W

    how does this look?
     
  10. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    dont think Ive heard of that make of memory, try and find some Corsair or OCZ or another well known make.
    The motherboard is pretty good, I have MSI and am quite pleased with it, I do believe that MSI is crossfire (so if u want dual graphics you will have to use ATI but as you said, you aren't a real hard gamer)
    I'm not up to date on Intel CPU's but I'm not doubting that one isn't great.
    The PSU is a good choice but chances are you wont need that much power.
    GPU is fine as far as Im aware
     
  11. Fredrics

    Fredrics Hmm...

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    That motherboard you have chosen has got 2 pci-e 16x but it is crossfire not sli, so you wont be able to put another of your graphic cards in, either change it for a cheaper one slot pci-e 16x or get a 680i chipset motherboard.

    There is no point in getting that processor you should get the core2duo q6600 as it is cheaper and faster.

    get 4x1gb memory as the 2gb memory is having some problems.
     
  12. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    what about this?

    mobo. Asus Mainboard S-775 nForce650iSLI
    ram. Ocz DDR2 PC2-6400 Nvidia SLI Ready XTC Dual Channel 2GB Kit(2x1024MB) 4-4-4 1T (x2)
     
  13. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    looks about right, if the RAM isn't to expensive try and go with 4GB but 2GB is suffice for a lot of things.
     
  14. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    RAM is excellent if you can afford it, as said above.
    The Q6600 is what everybody recommends everybody, but it's £150 OEM (no cooler; £160 upwards with one). A cheaper alternative would be the E6750. You won't be able to run as much at once, and it's less futureproof, but it's still very fast and only about £120 retail, i.e. with cooler.
    Either way, not the E6850. Too expensive for a dual core with the q6600 around :)
     
  15. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Don't get the 1GB model, it's not very much better that the 512MB model (but a lot more pricey).
    Read this review.
     
  16. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    is the geforce 8800gtx 768mb 384-bit better than the geforce 8800gt 1gb?
     
  17. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    from what I understand, the GTX performs great at high resolutions and yes it most likely will out perform the 1gb GT

    Like mm vr said, best bet would be to go with the 512 GT
     
  18. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    I think I've made up my minde.

    COOLERMASTER eXtreme Power 650W, 120mm Vifte, 3xSATA, ATX, 2xPCI-E, 20/24pin (713002770-GP) 753,- NOK

    2x CORSAIR TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched CM2X1024A-6400 Dimm's (TWIN2X2048-6400) 738,- NOK

    MSI P6N SLI Platinum, nForce-650i SLI, Socket-775, ATX, DDR2, GbLAN, 2xPCI-Ex16 (P6N SLI PLATINUM) 993,- NOK

    ASUS GeForce 8800GT 512MB "TOP" GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I/ HDCP, 700MHz (EN8800GT TOP/ G/ HTDP/ 512M) 2 029,- NOK

    INTEL Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Socket LGA775, 8MB, BOXED m/vifte (BX80562Q6600) 2 012,- NOK

    total = 6525 NOK = $1222,44

    if any one diagree or would chance something. the reason for the big PSU i that I'm thinking about doing some modding too.
    I appreciat all the help/advise you have given me.
     
  19. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Looking really good!

    I'd, personally, go for a Corsair 520W or 620W as they are reliable and not so expensive either.
    However I remember when I said once about a PSU "That PSU ain't good, get a better one" and then Bindi had actually reviewed it and it was good, so can somebody correct me if I'm wrong about the Gigabyte?

    Be sure to get the G0 stepping version of the Q6600! (I'm not sure if you've chosen one already.)

    :thumb:
     
  20. mongoze

    mongoze I have a Dremel

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    what does G0 stepping meen? I'm not sure if that's what I've got
     

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