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Windows 7: Time for an upgrade I guess!

20 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 
Time for an upgrade I guess!

Hello every one, I am looking for some help on upgrading my computer, I don't know what I should look into in upgrading but I think I need to get some speakers with a sub and I need to upgrade my motherboard, processor, graphics card, Case and a new monitor. And I would also like to upgrade to a 64 bit operating system. Here are my specifications of my computer.

Processor: Quad Core 6600
Motherboard: PQ5 PRO
Graphics card: GTX 260
Monitor:None using a tv
Case:NXZT HUSH or however you spell it
Power Supply: OCZ StealthxStream 600watt
RAM: 6 gigs of Ram, I think I may take out the 2 gig that is kingston I think it may be bottle necking my ram as well.
Operating system: Windows 7 Home 32 bit

And recommend me some thermal paste as well if that's not too much trouble.

Not sure if this is the right area for it but!

Thanks guys!
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20 Aug 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

We'll need a budget.

Also, it would help if we knew what your computer was to be used for. Are you a big gamer? Multimedia nut? Just do the web and email?

The more detailed you are the better.
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20 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
We'll need a budget.

Also, it would help if we knew what your computer was to be used for. Are you a big gamer? Multimedia nut? Just do the web and email?

The more detailed you are the better.
My budget is unsure, and I am a gamer ,
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20 Aug 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Why not upgrade to mobo that supports ddr3-1600 and i9 processor?
mobo upgrade: MSI X58M Motherboard - Intel X58, LGA 1366, micro ATX, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFire Ready, SLI Ready, Dual Gigabit LAN, Firewire $150

**EDIT ** I'm an ASUS fan, but MSI is very good and the best price I could find for above.
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20 Aug 2010   #5

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Give us at least a high and a low end of what you're willing (and able) to spend, along with an idea of which matters most between cost and performance.

As a starting point, what games do you anticipate wanting to run? Are you looking for a build to last you several years, or is this going to be the starting point of a work in progress?

The reason I ask is, if money is tight now and you don't play all the latest DirectX 11 games, a cheaper system with onboard video might get you going. We could recommend something with room to add on a great video card down the road for more demanding games. If you've already got Crysis 2 in your sights it might be better to load your new rig up now.
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20 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For gaming, why not just upgrade the GPU and leave it at that?

I would thing 4GB RAm and a Q6600 should be good for a bit longer.



Maybe grab a better cooler & OC it a bit. (maybe 3.0Ghz)



Most Games are more GPU dependant. The majority of the ones that are more CPU, will use use 4 cores.

Its still got some life left in it!
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20 Aug 2010   #7

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
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20 Aug 2010   #8

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

That's really kinda like saying "I'm looking to buy a car, to be used for drifting/rally driving/drag racing/nascar and I don't know how much I have to spend, can you recommend some parts to build it with?
Building a well balanced pc to suit someone's requirements is often only limited to their budget, if you can give us a bit more of an idea of what you were thinking of spending, or how much you might be looking at throwing at it, I'm sure you'd get a lot more responses
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20 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 

Well right now my most important things I am looking into is a new case because my case is scratched and dented to hell.. and probably a monitor and some speakers,

I was thinking of upgrading to a GTX 460 but I was not sure if my Motherboard supported it, and I know that my 6600 is not a great processor..
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21 Aug 2010   #10

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Forgive me for not knowing this, but does Newegg ship to Canada? If not, (or if you just don't like them for some reason), where do you prefer to get your stuff?

As for cases, without a budget I'd recommend either:

Newegg.com - Linkworld 431-08 c8888 Computer Case (No dents!)

or:

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case (Dents, but the GOOD kind.)

See what we mean about a budget?

PS: If I ever hit the lottery I'm getting the second one - just because...
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