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Upgrading gpu, monitor and more

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#1 bourkie


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:54 AM

I'm looking to upgrade my gpu and monitor and maybe swap over from the rc win 7 with a ssd for the os and some games.
I also want to add a blue ray reader/Writer

I use the computer for a lot of different stuff but this upgrade is mainly for playing games.

hears my current specs

Gigabyte - GA-EP45-UD3L
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
Western Digital - WD6401AALS
8gb ram 2XCorsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5D 4GB
LG GH22NS50 22xDVD+-R, 12xDVD-RAM
Corsair Micro - CMPSU-520HX
Cooler Master RC-331-KKN3 Elite 331 Black ATX Case

this is what I'm looking at

HIS HIS-5870-1GBD5 - $599.00

Samsung P2250 - $249.00

LG BH08LS20 - $299.00

Microsoft GLC-00181 - $435.00

Corsair Micro CMFSSD-64GBG2D - $279.00

Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance Mouse $75.00

$1936 total

I just want someone to check over what I've chosen, what do you think? are all these parts ok or is there any better or cheaper parts avaible?
I'm also unsure if my 520W power supply will be enough.

that's already 3 weeks wages so I don't want to spend much more
thanks for any input :thumbsup:

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#2 rigacci



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Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:58 PM

I would be careful with any SSD. They are out there and look to be fine but there are issues with the number of times they can be written to. It is a great concept but I personally will wait a little longer.

I hope this helps.


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Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:31 PM

Don't bother with Windows 7 Ultimate. The only real difference is the amount of RAM it can support, but you will have to buy Windows again if you want to upgrade your motherboard.
Windows 7 Home premium supports 16GB of RAM, the same as your motherboard.

Furthermore, it would probably be less expensive just to upgrade your motherboard to one which supports crossfire and use dual Radeon HD 5770s.

Edited by RainbowSix, 05 November 2009 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:29 PM

Well, there are more differences between Ultimate and Home Premium, but you are correct. Home Premium offers everything a home user would need, leave the other editions for businesses or enterprises that need features like EFS and BitLocker. BTW, the OP cannot use Newegg since they aren't in the U.S.



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