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Windows 7: Upgrading my computer

06 Jan 2010   #11
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The only other thing i would check is your PSU.

The higher end cards, both Nvidia and ATI, will need a good deal of power.

Not so much wattage, but the 12V rail amperage needed to be up to the task

Core i7 will require a new motherboard and DDR3 RAM.


If you do not want to invest in a new MOBO/RAM/CPU at this time:

A couple things you may consider as well

The only other way to extend the life (upgrade) your current config from what is, is a more powerfull socket 775 Quad,
OR:
OC your current one a little bit. (maybe to 2.8-3.0 or so) although many may frown on this method.
<<Not that Im suggesting such, just it is an option>>

Depending on what Motherboard you're running, a 45nm Quad (if you can get one cheap enough) might be the easiest/cheapest route. As they are faster clock for clock than thier 65nm counterparts. ((a bios upgrade may or may not be required for the 45nm architecture))


Beyond that, the only other upgrade option at this time will be move to a
1.Core i7 platform OR
2. AMD Phenom Quad Platform.


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06 Jan 2010   #12
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

How do i check too see if my PSU is up to the task? I know it is a 1000W but nothing else.

thanks for all the replies,



Chris
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06 Jan 2010   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdc1287 View Post
How do i check too see if my PSU is up to the task? I know it is a 1000W but nothing else.

thanks for all the replies,



Chris
At 1000W, regardless of brand I would say you are way in the clear.

but for refernce on how to check:
pull the cases side and look at the side of the PSU
Theres a section that gives a break down of Amperage. the one your looking for is 12V =
You may also have something like 12V1 12V2 12v3

these are your 12V Rail Amp ratings
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06 Jan 2010   #14
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

Ok great, thanks!


So say I wanted to completly upgrade my computer then, what mobo would you go for? ( If i where to buy one i would prefer one with the best future support etc, which prob means the latest ones lol .)


What CPU would you go for? Intell or AMD? The computer will only be used for gaming, no multimedia etc.

Thank you very much!,



Chris
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06 Jan 2010   #15
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

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06 Jan 2010   #16
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

Hey thanks for that.


I have just seen this on that website you linked me:

*OVERCLOCKED* Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 4.00GHz / Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Intel X58 Motherboard / Corsair 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz DDR3 Bundle [] Overclocked Bundles Intel Bundles


Is that worth the price? As you get more or less everything with it in one bundle.

Thanks,


Chris
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06 Jan 2010   #17
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdc1287 View Post
Hey thanks for that.


I have just seen this on that website you linked me:

*OVERCLOCKED* Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 4.00GHz / Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Intel X58 Motherboard / Corsair 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz DDR3 Bundle [] Overclocked Bundles Intel Bundles


Is that worth the price? As you get more or less everything with it in one bundle.

Thanks,


Chris
Have you looked at my post on the first page at the last post?
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06 Jan 2010   #18
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Totally your call, and your getting some good advice for a build.

As to which is better, generally speaking with current offerings:

AMD build will offer the most bang for buck

Intel will offer the greatest performance, at higher price tag.
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06 Jan 2010   #19
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdc1287 View Post
Hey thanks for that.


I have just seen this on that website you linked me:

*OVERCLOCKED* Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 4.00GHz / Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Intel X58 Motherboard / Corsair 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz DDR3 Bundle [] Overclocked Bundles Intel Bundles


Is that worth the price? As you get more or less everything with it in one bundle.

Thanks,


Chris
Have you looked at my post on the first page at the last post?
he looked at it
hm... that is ok i guess you will need a copy of seven unless you already have one,
and yes amd is best bang for buck intel better performance but higher price..... its up to you... the bang for buck is why i pick amd
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06 Jan 2010   #20
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

Yeah I read your post thanks Lil' Domii, very helpfull. I am just trying to get a few opinions before I buy any upgrades.

Thanks to everyone for all the help, I really appreciate it.



Chris
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