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Red-XIII 02-14-2011 06:09 AM

Upgrading my PC
So I went on a eBay bender and bought up some stuff I thought would be an improvement on my current setup.

Replacing my Core 2 Duo E7500 is a Core 2 Quad Q8300. $113 after s/h. A difference of $36.99 I'd pay on my usual shopping spot, Newegg. 430MHz slower than my current CPU but it's a Quad and from research on the web I maybe able to get this up to around 3.5GHz.

Next up replacing my Mobo which is a Biostar G41-M7 is a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R. $71 after s/h. According to this site: Overclocking the Gigabyte motherboard this mobo is a very good overclocker. At least for the E6750 they used to test with.

Replacing my current memory which is 2, 1GB sticks of G Skill F2-6400CL5-1GBNQ DDR2 800 RAM is 2, 1GB sticks of Super Talent T8UA1G8C5 DDR2-800 RAM. Super Talent isn't widely know like Corsair or Patriot or anything but I've read that these modules overclock well. $35.98 even free shipping.

Finally for now, or until the rest of my stuff on eBay sells, replacing my current CPU cooler which is a ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro is a Zalman CNPS9500AT CPU Cooler. Heard they were good for cooling Quads. $28 after s/h.

I think next up will be a PSU. Probably be a hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Perhaps a upgrade from my Geforce GTS 250 video card too. Just don't know what yet. Something similar with a little more power and not to expensive. Definately under $130 at most.

Any opinions. Think this is a decent choice upgrade?

InVerse 02-14-2011 04:12 PM

I like Hewlett Packards.

Red-XIII 02-14-2011 04:51 PM

I like turtles! =D

Reaper man 02-14-2011 11:28 PM

This would be better in Tech Talk.

Red-XIII 02-15-2011 12:58 AM

I figured it get as little as of a response anywhere because this place is dead. lol

Reaper man 02-15-2011 01:17 AM

CPU: Yeah quad cores are nice, if you use them, but you're looking to OC this one to surpass the clock of your old CPU. Just remember that not all CPUs are created equal and you may not get the same OC as in the article. Good luck though.
Mobo: The mobo is good. Solid state caps give you unmatched stability, unlike that bioware trash.
PSU: The pricier, the better. It's connected to every component in the PC and if it fails somehow, it can take everything else with it. It's worth the extra 20 dollar investment to get something better.
graphics: Read.

Red-XIII 02-15-2011 01:47 AM

Already have Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 & 5770's in my watchlist on eBay. Just waiting for the rest of my auctions to end to make a decision.

Reaper man 02-15-2011 01:54 AM

wtf am I reading...


Red-XIII 02-15-2011 03:51 AM

Why? So I can pay 10 to 20 dollars more for the same thing?

InVerse 02-15-2011 03:55 AM

The level of service you get from NewEgg (especially when there's a problem) is well worth an extra $10 to $20 for me.

Plus there's the benefit of not supporting a company that has it's lips firmly attached to the government's cock.

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