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Windows 7: Upgrading My PC


13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Upgrading My PC

Hey a guys i want to upgrade my PC what are some good specs ? i came up with only graphics cards 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB in CrossFire what would be a good motherboard, CPU, Power Supply and RAM oh and a good PC Case that looks good. Im using this PC for gaming and video editing so if anyone could help that would be great.

Thanks

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13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Budget?
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13 Jan 2010   #3

 

if gaming and video editing then i would go with the i7 920 intel processor. this will also future proof you, as the i9's when they are released will also be on the 1366 socket. as for the mobo it depends on what cards you have that would be being transferred. most people still have at least one pci card so need at least one pci slot plus the pci-e slots. the two manufactures i would recommend are asus and gigabyte. they can be a little pricier but they are the top rated.
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by like a ninja View Post
Hey a guys i want to upgrade my PC what are some good specs ? i came up with only graphics cards 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB in CrossFire what would be a good motherboard, CPU, Power Supply and RAM oh and a good PC Case that looks good. Im using this PC for gaming and video editing so if anyone could help that would be great.

Thanks
I'd recommend using a single HD5850 over a pair of 5570s in Crossfire. I'm not sure of the performance difference in those games that support crossfire, but at first glance the single 5850 may be better. That's particularly true if you're running at high resolution: the 5850 has a 256 bit path to its RAM, while the 5770 is limited to 128 bits. Driver issues tend to be worse with dual GPUs: I abandoned a crossfire setup with a pair of 4870s after some frustrating experiences.

Not to boast, but see the system in my details. Mainboards based on the Intel X58 chipset often have 6 DIMM slots, supporting as much as 24 GB of RAM in triple channel mode. That may not help gaming much, but it may be good for video editing. (To exploit that, you'd need a 64 bit application. My only significant 64 bit application is Photoshop CS4.)
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13 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

While I agree that a fast, single GPU setup is still the way to go right now, the Radeon HD 5770 scales unbelievable well.

According to most reviews out there, a setup of two Radeon HD 5770s in CrossFire comes close to a single Radeon HD 5870 performance wise.
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13 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
While I agree that a fast, single GPU setup is still the way to go right now, the Radeon HD 5770 scales unbelievable well.

According to most reviews out there, a setup of two Radeon HD 5770s in CrossFire comes close to a single Radeon HD 5870 performance wise.
Yes, but at www.newegg.com, two 1GB 5770s total about $300-330. A 5850 is $300. (The 5870, $400.) I can imagine going crossfire if you already had a single 5770, I wouldn't plan a new system that way.
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13 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I was looking at the Intel i7 920 today i think i found a CPU. I also was looking at a case today as well i found this case Rosewill DESTROYER i like the look of this case for the motherboard i was looking at a ASUS P6T-Deluxe it sounds like a good motherboard. i reall dont know what RAM to get as in what brand. I currently have 4GB's of G Skill RAM i would like at least 6 to 8 GB of RAM im still looking at video cards i have the PSU Coolermaster RealPower Pro 850 and i have the hard drives 2x 500GB Seagate SATA
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13 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
While I agree that a fast, single GPU setup is still the way to go right now, the Radeon HD 5770 scales unbelievable well.

According to most reviews out there, a setup of two Radeon HD 5770s in CrossFire comes close to a single Radeon HD 5870 performance wise.
Yes, but at www.newegg.com, two 1GB 5770s total about $300-330. A 5850 is $300. (The 5870, $400.) I can imagine going crossfire if you already had a single 5770, I wouldn't plan a new system that way.
I don't know...

I might make an exception for the Radeon HD 5770. Like I said, It scales unbelievable well. Reaching Radeon HD 5870 performance levels, for ~$60 bucks less.
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14 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I also found more cases i was looking at the Antec Nine Hundred Newegg.com
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14 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by like a ninja View Post
I also found more cases i was looking at the Antec Nine Hundred Newegg.com
That's a nice case, I have it. Beware of certain problems with ATI drivers and Windows 7 64 bit... Might want to do some research on the exact card you're getting to make sure it's ok.

-Bill
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