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How should I upgrade my computer?


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#1 Stocker

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:48 PM

SPEC
Motherboard [KEEP]
EVGA nForce 750i SLI (Socket 775)
CPU [OPTIONAL]
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Memory [OPTIONAL]
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18)
4. Case [KEEP]
Antec 300 Versatile Mini Tower [SSD compatible]
Power supply
I don't know
DVD RW drive [OPTIONAL]
WNKFU SX6BCLMVWPYJ SCSI CdRom Device
Hard disk drive [OPTIONAL]
488GB Seagate ST350032 0AS SCSI Disk Device (488GB)
Seagate ST380811 AS SCSI Disk Device (74 GB)
Video card [KEEP]
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (EVGA)
9. CPU cooler [CHANGE]
I only have 2 fans right now
Thermal compound
I don't know
Operating system [KEEP, I have the disc]
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Monitor [OPTIONAL]
LG L1752T 1280x1024 pixels
Speaker [CHANGE, if extra $$$ are left]
My speaker right now are crap and would like to change new ones if I don't have to spend too much

PURPOSE
- Gaming, ALOT
- Movies, when I am not gaming

COST
- Expected moderate spending not over it
- Keep it under around $300

CONCLUSION
- Just tell me if I should spend more $$$ or change hardwares that I want to keep

Edited by Stocker, 06 July 2010 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:07 AM

I can't advise on your PSU because you did not list what you have or what you want, but the PSU is a major upgrade in my personal opinion. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:41 AM

Get a decent 22"-24" monitor. Of everything you listed, your monitor situation really sticks out.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:21 AM

I can't advise on your PSU because you did not list what you have or what you want, but the PSU is a major upgrade in my personal opinion.

Just found out my PSU is OCZ MOD X STREAM-PRO 600W

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:10 PM

i would go monitor or with 300 dollars you could easily upgrade ure cpu and possibly more ram as well so u very well could get 2 upgrades with 1 budget or i would get a better monitor and cpu using the 300. so i would get either a new monitor and cpu or cpu and ram.....ure psu is good enough to handle all u got and even if u choose to upgrade.

hope my pinion helps :thumbsup:

ps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...1-006-_-Product

these are the speakers i have with my pc now and i use it for gaming as well......they may be cheap but man do they pack a punch i highly recommend them for ure speaker issue ...trust me my room shakes just over half way lol

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:51 AM

Thanks for everyone's attention and Blaze413 the speakers look great! I think I'm getting them.

Edited by Stocker, 09 July 2010 - 01:52 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

If you want to keep the same motherboard, then you can't go to DDR3 RAM, but you need to upgrade your RAM especially at the frequency

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227248
I would just go with that




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