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Windows 7: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

22 Jun 2009   #21
CurryMan

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

Gigabyte G31M-ES2L s(775)Motherboard, is that a good choice or should i go for a new model, remember i want to keep the expense to as low as possible, this one is the cheapest i could find. www.arc.com.au


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22 Jun 2009   #22
CurryMan

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

Also should i get Intel 2.5 Ghz Dual Core ($97) or Intel 2.8 Ghz Dual Core ($156), which oen is more worth while and serve more purpose. please not the prices are in Australian currency ($AUD)
This is what i am thinking to upgrade to
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L s(775)Motherboard,
INTEL Dual-Core E5200 2.5Ghz CPU,
Kingston 4GB KIT DDR2 800MHz
Gigabyte 9500GT PCI-E 2.0 1GB 128-bit
Please tell me if there is any conflicting hardware, and thank you for quick responses, this forum is great! Windows 7 is awesome!!!!
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22 Jun 2009   #23
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

If you want to shell out for the 2.8 then get it,

Also, the 9500 dont get it they are crap for gaming. especially GPU intense ones like GTA4

9600GT UMart

Go to Staticice

Type in the stuff your looking for

It finds the cheapest prices in this great land of ours
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22 Jun 2009   #24
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FullyLoadedMan View Post
Go to Staticice

Type in the stuff your looking for

It finds the cheapest prices in this great land of ours
But not always at the most reputable sites

OP, start with a good motherboard first. This will serve as a good base in which to upgrade better components later. One that supports at least DDR2 1066 RAM (DDR3 would be better, but is cost prohibitive)

For a CPU, try aiming for a Q6600 or Q9XX series for Quad core, or a E8400/E8500 in the dual core. These chips are proven performers and will give the option for good overclocking in the future. (cheap bang for buck )

For a graphics card, you can afford to cheap out here for a little while. A 7600 will not cut it, but something like the 9600GT fullyloaded suggested would be a good cheap temporary card. Also take into account your current PSU.

Considering the games you wish to play, the better the hardware, the happier you'll be
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22 Jun 2009   #25
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
But not always at the most reputable sites
Still,

U-Mart is probably the best in my experience

all the places over in WA are shocking with customer service and price
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22 Jun 2009   #26
smarteyeball

 
 

Yeah U-Mart's okay. But some of those other places...

Unfortunately you guys do get the rough end of the pineapple in W.A with stores
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23 Jun 2009   #27
CurryMan

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

ill have a look at the 9600 video card, but i believe the mother board i am trying to get is quad core compatible, and i think the mother board is a good quick replacement for the real bad one i currently have, only supports Pentium 4 i want to keep the mother board for as cheap as possible, o yes one more thing, the shop i am getting from the website is
www.arc.com.au
if you guys can have a look there it would be appreciated...thanks guys once again, this forum is GREAT
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23 Jun 2009   #28
CurryMan

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

i personally think the 9500GT is better because the mother board i am getting does not support DDR3, what do you think holo88, any way i am preparing my computer mainly for the new games at the end of this year, Assassins Creed 2, Call of Duty 6, FIFA 2010, i personally think that 9500GT is pretty good for me, cheap for me as well, $94
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23 Jun 2009   #29
CurryMan

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

Anyone have any idea, whats better, primarily for gaming, 9500 GT or 8600 GT or will 9500GT work well for me considering my current specifications ?
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23 Jun 2009   #30
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

CurryMan,

I suggest upgrading your computer to a dual-core processor, as well as adding another 1/2GB of RAM. You will need a newer graphics card, and a good one is the ATi Radeon HD4850. You may also need a power supply that can supply more power to you computer's parts.
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