Gonna upgrade my PC, need opinions

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Juggernaught, Aug 21, 2011.

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    Juggernaught Community Member

    Atm I have

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 3.00GHz
    4 GB 1333MHz RAM

    and im thinking about getting

    Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.4Ghz, 8MB
    Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 12GB

    Do you think im doing a smart investment ?

    The graph card I have is a ATI Radeon HD5870 which is think is pretty ok atm. So I think an RAM / Processot upgrade would be more benefitial.

    With the new motherboard the investment cost me about €590
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    adagio Moderator

    If its just for gaming you might want to get a i5 2500k which can be overclocked to 4.5ghz.
    Also g-skill ripjaws are incredible cheap at the moment at £50 for 8gbs.
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    A new processor means a new motherboard, don't forget it! :D
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    Juggernaught Community Member

    With the new motherboard the investment cost me about €590

    Ofc I already considered that

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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    If you can spare it, get another 5870. I'm running dual 5870s and they are pro. they'll only be available for a few months i expect so if you can get one cheap do it.

    Also i5 2500k is ample for gaming, and it overclocks very easily.
    I went with gskill sniper 1.25 8gb, which were a good buy at the time. may still be going quite cheap.
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    Woops, didn't read that! :p
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    Juggernaught Community Member

    have actually searched my ass off to find one, but with no luck....
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    probably best to ebay it.

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