Upgrade tips

Discussion in 'Technology' started by YoungGun_UK, 9 January 2008.

  1. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    Manchester United
    Hey all its time my PC had a upgrade...currently i have

    AMD athlon 3200+
    1GB ram

    I want to upgrade my Motherboard and my processor to probably a dual core , il leave the graphics card for now but these two need upgrading, so if you have any idea's of which motherboard to get or which processor to get it would help me out alot

  2. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Buy my PC off me ;)

    Intel Core2Duo E6300 @1.86Ghz
    Foxconn P9657AA-8EKRS2H motherboard
    2 x 1GB DDR2 PC6400 RAM
    XpertVision GeForce 7900GS graphics card
    Western Digital WD2500KS 250GB HDD
    Blue Orb II CPU Fan
    Zalman Fanmate installed to quieten PC
    Seasonic S12 430W PSU (one of the quietest PSU's around)
    Quality gaming-style case (I forget the name)
    Sony DVD-RW G170A Dual-Layer DVD drive
    Logitech Click! Wireless mouse
  3. dede_11

    dede_11 Non-League

    2 December 2006
    The E6850 is great. I haven't used them but have heard positive feedback from someone who knows a fair bit about computers on another forum. He has it overclocked at 3.6Ghz on a ASUS P5K Deluxe board.

    I have a Q6600, can't say I'm not happy with it! There aren't many apps/games that need quad cores but I wanted to be future proof. Also it overclocks well.

    On another note, I don't anything about overclocking, I just happen to know a few persons who have overclocked...

    Also why do want a PC upgrade? For gaming?
  4. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    Manchester United
    Yeh for gaming purpose's
  5. dede_11

    dede_11 Non-League

    2 December 2006
    I'm sorry for taking all this time to reply.(I totally forgot :blush:)

    Well, here goes:

    Motherboard: ABIT IP35 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030&Tpk=IP35+pro

    Asus P5k Deluxe

    I'm not of great help here, just browse a bit. I think these two look great though.
    Processor: I'd say get and E6550(2.33Ghz), it's bang for the buck, everyone seems satisfied with it. It is much cheaper than the E6600(2.4 Ghz) and is highly overclockerable(if the word does exist). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115030

    Even if you live in the UK, checking out what the customers have said is a good idea.
  6. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    Manchester United
    Cheers for the replies people, il check that out dede_11
  7. dede_11

    dede_11 Non-League

    2 December 2006
    What is your budget?

    Also if gaming is what you want, you really don't want that 7800GS! Wait a bit until the 9000 series are out. I doubt nVidia will make them better than the current high-end cards though,because of the poor competition from Ati.

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