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« on: Jan 24, 2012, 08:15 PM »
Some people were talking to me about my PC so I thought I would post what I got.

I run :
Microsoct XP 32 bit
Geoforce GTS 250 1 gig
Intel 2 quad CPU -- Q9650 @ 3.00 ghz
3.3 gigs of ram -- doesnt make sense to me
Asus P5Q Pro Motherboard -- should be crossfire whatever that means

The question is would it be worth it to upgrade my video card and add like 2-4 gigs of ram to get another year or 2 outta my pc
« Last Edit: Jan 24, 2012, 08:47 PM by Lumax »


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Re: My PC
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2012, 12:00 AM »
You can't really add more ram


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Re: My PC
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2012, 06:14 AM »
is it because my windows wont recognize the ram?

If thats the case would it be beneficial to pickup windows 7 and then upgrade the ram?


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Re: My PC
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2012, 07:27 AM »
not worth upgrading

buy new


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Re: My PC
« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2012, 07:55 AM »
its really not worth upgrading the system you have.

your mother board only accepts DDR2, which is obsolete and harder to find. so cheap ram upgrade doesnt really apply. your gonna pay 4x the price for the same amount of memory of DDR2 as DDR3 at the same RAM clock speed.

If you have to do something now to see an upgrade the only thing i would invest money in for that computer is a new vidcard, and then when you get around to a new computer in a few months, you could just plan on moving that new vidcard to the new PC build. and i'm not sure how much of an improvement this would be.

RAM would be a waste of money,
my suggestion... start from scratch.

check out this thread

or hell there probably some people on here, that would throw together a ~1k budget computer shopping list together for you
« Last Edit: Jan 25, 2012, 08:04 AM by Jengles »


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Re: My PC
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2012, 09:10 AM »
i'll gladly help ya come up with a parts list if you want

just throw me a price point and i'll come in under it for the best you can get within that budget

I've had to build 4 desktops in the past 4 months.


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Re: My PC
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2012, 02:55 PM »
I appreciate all the feedback.  Sounds like building new is the way to go.   

Trillithium I will be getting with you here within a few weeks. 


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Re: My PC
« Reply #7 on: Jan 28, 2012, 08:00 AM »
Could I just basically gut my tower, save some stuff like my Power Supply and Hard Drive and replace with stuff like this:
Is this motherboard worth a shit?  I have a hard time with these things

If I am under shooting or over killing something let me know.  If I can just gut and replace the major parts then I can do it for like 500 bucks or so.  The power supply I have now is a Corsair 650 or 700 and only like 2 years old.

O yeah and ill need windows 7 to ehhh.  Would still have to be cheaper than buyin a whole new machine I would think.
« Last Edit: Jan 28, 2012, 08:01 AM by Lumax »


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Re: My PC
« Reply #8 on: Jan 28, 2012, 09:26 AM »
CPU - i5-2500k 3.3Ghz ($229)
Motherboard Asus P8H67-V ($105)
Ram (2x 4GB DDR3 1333 PC3 10666) $50 ea
Video card (560ti 1GB, 256-bit GDDR5) $230
OEM win7 64-bit ($140) ... this can be bought elsewhere for cheaper

Optional components/upgrades:
artic silver thermal compound ($13) (to replace stock crap)
Cooler Master V8 heat sink ($50) (to replace stock cooling)
560ti 448 core, 1280MB ... would replace 560 above, so ($50) difference
comes with free batman arkham coupon (eh?)

going the low ball route, you'd be looking at $755 for non-optional and only 8GB of ram $805 for 16GB of ram (note: OS can be purchased elsewhere cheaper to save money)

$868 for upgraded video card/thermal paste/heat sink and OS (which could be bought elsewhere to save a few bucks)

So no matter what you are well under a grand

Ram is on the QVL list for the mobo too, I priced above per set of 8GB, comes in pairs of 4GB sticks... could get away with only 8GB, but for $50 extra you could have 16GB... overkill? probably, awesome? yes lol

Is the 560ti 448 core necessary? no, is it worth the extra $50 some would argue yes

Again, remember to check the connections on your power supply that it is either 20 or 24 pin

1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) ... the mobo takes 24 pin


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