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Windows 7: Upgrading my computer

06 Jan 2010   #1
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 
Upgrading my computer

Hey guys,

I am planning on upgrading my computer(mainly the GFX card) and i would like some advice from you guys. I am after a gaming machine.

My current computer is:

Mobo: nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI

CPU: QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)

RAM: 8GB DDR2-800

GFX: Nvidia 8800 GTS x 2

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional


I am looking to spend on GFX card however if you feel i should spend on other areas then please let me know.

I have been looking at this GFX card Sapphire HD 5970 OC 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer. (sold out on ebuyer but i have found it here also: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/667/874...archtype=genre )

Will that work with my current set up? Or would i need to upgrade other areas first?

Thanks in advance,



Chris


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06 Jan 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

My only concern would be driver compatibility with high-end cards like that...other than that you look good to go...Nice Rig!
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06 Jan 2010   #3
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

Thanks for the fast reply! Really appreciate it.

So the GFX card would work? My concern was that my computer use DDR2 ram and the GFX card uses GDDR5, does that matter? As you can tell i dont know much about upgrading lol.

When you say driver compatibility, do you mean with Windows 7?


Thanks allot!


Chris
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The card should be fine... just make sure that the drivers are good for windows 7/vista and you should be good to go...
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06 Jan 2010   #5
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

Thanks allot! You have really helped me.


Chris
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Let us know how it goes...
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06 Jan 2010   #7
ThePizzaMan

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

there could be some bottlenecking with that cpu of yours though..... i'd be planning to get a i7 somewhere down the line to
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06 Jan 2010   #8
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

Would the I7 work fine with my motherboard?

Thanks,

Chris
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06 Jan 2010   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

No, you will need a 1156 or 1366 socket motherboard, depending which i7 you want.

EDIT: maybe this i7 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1272
with this mobo:http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1495
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06 Jan 2010   #10
cdc1287

Windows 7 64"
 
 

This might be a bit much to ask, but could you link me to a good mobo which is good for the furture and can handle the new CPU's ?

Thanks in advance,


Chris


EDIT, would my current RAM work with that mobo? Also is that a good one for the future?
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