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#1 TheMatthew562

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

ok guys ive come here because im gonna buy a graphic card and power supply for my pc when i get money for around 300$ heres my pc
Compaq Presario CQ5110F Desktop PC - Product Specifications
i wanted to buy a power supply from 700 to 800 watts and a decent card that will work with my pc i seen the 9600 gt but im still looking and i need help i know alot of people here can help me

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:39 PM

7-800 watts I believe, would be way overkill for that system, as you cant crossfire or SLI with it. Try something like this instead. I use this PSU in my media machine, very solid PSU, runs cool and quiet and will power most single cards on the market with no issue. On top of that, its modular which means you only use the cables you need-you can remove the excess cables. If you want perhaps a little more power this would be a good option, again fully modular. Either should do fine with the video cards listed below.

As far as the video card, that one is rather old and outdated, for 300 you can do a lot better. If your dead set on NVIDIA, a card such as this would be far better, it supports directx11 which the 9600 does not, and will eat the 9600 alive. If your not dead set on NVIDIA, Then this AMD radeon would be my recomendation. Not only is it cheaper, but it also will blow the 9600 out of the water while giving you directx11 support. It is slightly below the 560 in performance but not drastically.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:53 PM

thanks alot bro so much 1 more thing i wanted to buy 1 more gig of ram could you show me where to get the right 1 gig of ram for my system

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:16 PM

If Im reading your specs right, is it good to assume you already have 3 gigs? according to the link your provided you have 3 gigs of ddr2 6400 (800 mhz) and the computer itself can support a maximum of 4, however your running windows vista home premium 32 bit? is this correct? if so, then 1 more gig of ram would be a waste of money-a 32 bit operating system will support between 3-3.5 gigs of ram total, most likely in the area of 3.25. a .25 gig increase wont show any real difference. If you upgrade to a 64 bit OS, like say purchase windows 7, then it may be worth it however, your looking at at least $100 for the operating system, plus another 13 for another gig of ram. This should work in your system, but like I said youd need a 64 bit Operating sysem such as this My two cents, if your happy with vista, and with a system that old, I wouldnt mess with it. If you dont like vista and want to upgrade to 7 (windows 7 is a LOT better and your system not only will handle it but will likely run better with it) then I would go ahead and buy windows 7, as well as the extra ram stick, $12 isnt to much its the OS that makes life expensive.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

im on windows xp pro sp3 cause when it came with vista so laggy and tried win 7 also still laggy so only way i could play the game was on xp cause of the integrated graphics card but after i buy one of those power supply's and graphic card and the 1 gig of ram ill most likely switch to windows 7

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:52 PM

well, when you do make sure that its the 64 bit version of windows 7-otherwise, your computer wont recognize that 1 gig of ram (I dont know if your xp pro is 64 bit or not, there was the option)

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

its 32 bit and yea ill make sure i switch to windows 7 64 bit before i install the ram thanks for all you're help ill be back if i need you're help

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

Not a problem glad to be of service. Ill still be lurking about if you have questions, and if not theres plenty of others about that can assist as well

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:07 AM

few more questions i wanted to ask how good my processor is and what should i update it to later on i found this
Processor upgrade information
TDP: 95W
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE: Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)
from here HP Support document
another thing i wanted to purchase a Alienware case cause later on im going to be buying
the the ALIENWARE AW2210 21.5" LCD PC MONITOR,Alienware Tactx Mouse And Alienware Tactx Keyboard I don't know if i can just buy the Alienware Cases from the market most likely not people sell them some times on ebay but could you show me some cool cases i want a black one i actually wanna get this case COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
one more thing i wanted to upgrade my memory to about 1TB would i be able to do that if so show me some 1TB HDD for my PC thanks in advance

Edited by TheMatthew562, 30 December 2011 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:04 PM

Is there reason why you want upgrade your processor? You can't buy brand new Alienware cases and IMO i don't reckon they that great. The Coolermaster case you have linked is a very nice case and it's big. I have the lower version of it which is the 932 but i reckon it would be better if you got this smaller case since you won't be using dual graphics card.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:37 PM

with alienware youd have to find a used one, and in my opinion there are better looking cases out there anyway-alienware is way overrated. the ones killer suggested are nice, though some other options if your wanting that whole alien/spaceship look is this one or even this one. It wouldnt hurt to go through neweggs list and find one you like, I would suggest a larger mid-atx case such as the cm690 or larger, or a full atx.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

i got this pc about 2 years ago i was asking if my processor is good and i wanna update everything on this pc sooner or later so and i was asking what processor can i upgrade to on this mother board here's what iv'e gathered so far
Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model CT12864AA800
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
ALIENWARE OptX AW2210 21.5" Full HD Widescreen Monitor
Alienware TactX Keyboard
Alienware TactX Mouse
Alienware TactX Headset
SteelSeries 63008SS QcK Heavy Mouse Pad - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
searching eBay for a processor upgrade done with everything else thanks the_patriot11

Edited by TheMatthew562, 31 December 2011 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:14 PM

it depends on what you want to use it for, I have an athlon x2 6000+ that does great in my media machine and some light gaming (such as cod4 and such) but doesnt do good with more intensive modern games such as battlefield, bad company 2. for light to mid range gaming performance it is likely ok, but if your wanting to do any kind of hardcore gaming, a upgrade is in order. Though, the thing of it is, the memory is a bit old and behind to but a CPU upgrade would definetly be a big jump right now.

Edited by the_patriot11, 30 December 2011 - 09:16 PM.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:23 PM

could you show me some good processors for my pc for gaming and like video editing in Sony Vegas and i need a 1TB HDD 7200 RPM

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

The unfortunate thing here is they no longer make or sell am2+ cpus anymore, its what geeks like to call a "dead" socket. Your best chance would be finding one off ebay, something similar to this

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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