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Windows 7: need some expert advice on how to spend my money

22 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
need some expert advice on how to spend my money

i have $500 at my disposal to buy a graphics card and all the other nice stuff that my computer needs. my computer is completly stock except for one ripjaws 4gb ram card. the specs that ccleaner program conveniently put up is this: MS windows 7 home premium 64-bit intel core i5-2300 cpu @ 2.80GHz, 8,0GB RAM, Intel HD graphics family.
so far i think ive found what i want, its a combo deal for motherboard and graphics card
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
i like the motherboard because of its 6 ram slots, and the graphics card because its better than my bragging asshole "friend" im not sure if this is the very best deal as i dont know if i will need anything else such as psu or fan or something else. so please help me out and tell me if im making a good choice


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22 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Does your current motherboard support the graphic card you want? Like it has a pci-e x16 which is what you would need. Also what type of power supply do you have? Need to know this because if you buy this combo but your power supply doesn't work. Then you would also have to buy a power supply like one that cost around 60-70usd for a 500-600w power supply. So if you can give me your specs to better help you and also this is in 500 united state dollars currency correct or is it euros ect?
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22 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Lets, take a look at want you already have.

Download this utility. This will show what's in your computer.
Speccy v1.16 Released!

This scanner shows the amount of RAM you have installed.

And the maximum amount of RAM your motherboard will allow.
http://www.crucial.com/?gclid=CMPdw_...120323002928:s

Then post both scanner results here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

What do you use your computer for, such as? Gaming, if so, what games do to want to run?

Quickdraw
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22 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paronomasia View Post
i have $500 at my disposal to buy a graphics card and all the other nice stuff that my computer needs. my computer is completly stock except for one ripjaws 4gb ram card. the specs that ccleaner program conveniently put up is this: MS windows 7 home premium 64-bit intel core i5-2300 cpu @ 2.80GHz, 8,0GB RAM, Intel HD graphics family.
so far i think ive found what i want, its a combo deal for motherboard and graphics card
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
i like the motherboard because of its 6 ram slots, and the graphics card because its better than my bragging asshole "friend" im not sure if this is the very best deal as i dont know if i will need anything else such as psu or fan or something else. so please help me out and tell me if im making a good choice
The new motherboard in the bundle is an X79 one, using Socket 2011. Your CPU (I5-2300) is Socket 1155. It's incompatible. (Incidentally, the X79 board has 8 DIMM slots, not 6.)

The graphics card in the bundle is a good choice. It's likely that you won't need a new motherboard to accompany it.
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22 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Ye I would suggest getting a new power supply instead of a new mobo but I still need to know what kind of mobo he has since he didn't mention it so I could know what pins it uses for the mobo . And what power supply he has so I can know whether he needs a new one or not
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23 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

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23 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

the games that i want to run are amnesia the dark descent, skyrim,gta iv, crysis 2, batman arkham city, minecraft with 1080p skin and mod also max render distance, all those games at either max, or slightly below max settings on my 48 inch 1080p hdtv
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23 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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23 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

well i guess maybe i can start out with 500 then maybe get an extra 100 in a 3 weeks or so but for now what would i need? i want the twin frozr iii (or better for the same price) the motherboard with 6 ram slots (or more) so i can fit more 4gb ram chips and the psu, but can i just buy the motherboard itself then in a few weeks buy the psu and graphics card? also in the combo deal, will the mobo and gfx card work together with the psu?
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23 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

i REALLY wanted the 2gb edition because i know its better so i want to bid on this and hopefully win eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
will that support the motherboard?
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