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Full System upgrade or cpu/os upgrade

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#1 DUDEvonDudenstien


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:13 PM

Hello All,

i have been toying with idea of upgrading my 5yr old dinosaur, my questions are should i upgrade my cpu/psu so i can run win 7?
or build a new rig from mobo up?
here is my setup:
Intel E6850, Evga Mobo 680 sli 775 LGA socket
nvidia 9600 gt(BFG overclocked)
400w psu.

i'm not loyal to Intel so i'm open to amd as well, i originally wanted to OC my current system but never got to it, so don't need to oc a new cpu. This system will be for playing Starcraft 2/Diablo 3 only and media/web-surfing, mostly to upgrade to win 7.

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:42 PM

You could probably keep your CPU and still run Windows 7. Given the age of your motherboard, I would not go through the hassle of upgrading it. I would hold off until the end of June and see how AMD's Bulldozer CPU's stack up before buying. If you are going for Windows 7, you should use 4GB or more RAM if you can, and, obviously, get the 64-bit version. If you're gaming, your graphics card is quite old but your PSU is not strong enough to handle the newer cards. If it were me, I would wait and upgrade at the beginning of July or the end of June, that way, I would get the most recent hardware.



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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:48 AM

You could upgrade the psu for now.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

I agree with DJ wait for the new AMD product to see which brand to buy and go all new. A sandybridge processor will run circles around any upgrade you could do to that system so why waste you money going from outdated to slightly less outdated?
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