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Upgrading My Pc?


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:31 PM

Hey, I think I know a lot about upgrading my PC and exactly what I want, but with there being so many different PC users out there and just going by their reviews, it is hard to determine what I need. Here's what I know: I want to game

I have a Dell board that I will absolutely not keep for expandability reasons
I have 512mb of DDR 333ish RAM
I have an ATI Radeon 9250 256MB video card
I have an IDE 80gb hard drive
Socket 478 Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz @ 533 FSB @ something like 8MB L1 512MB L2
These all seem to game okay (no new games) as the newer games require me to "manually cool" my PC

My thoughts for the upgraded system:
Jetway 570 SLI mobo
2GB of DDR2 667-800 RAM
7950GTX 512MB
SATA 320GB Seagate Barracuda
Socket T Pentium D 935 or E6600

Any reccommendations?
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:32 PM

Soo. . .what are you keeping of your old pc? You may be better off just getting a new one if you're going to upgrade everything in it.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:41 PM

Well I'm getting a totally new case as well... but this post question was a question of gaming performance. I'm DIY-ing a new PC, no Dell this time. I have come to hate Dell for their incompatible mobos, one-piece cases (can't take them apart) and their terrible BIOS. I'm building my own, the only thing I may keep is the CD drives.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:28 PM

Jetway review at :
Tom's hardware
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:30 PM

Sorry I think thats a dead link.
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:50 PM

Hey guys do you think a Jetway 570 SLI mobo should suit me for a C2D E6600? I really want to overclock it and I was wondering if I had so upgrade to a better mobo like a 680i to get better more stable OCing.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:41 PM

I was considering a multi-monitor system but if I do end up getting one, one display may be my TV :thumbsup: because the monitors are so expensive. Perhaps I will reuse the one on my current system when it goes obsolete. Hey what is the cheapest full 16x SLI mobo out right now? I've heard of the 680i but the price is out of the question.

Edited by Ryan 3000, 10 June 2007 - 09:07 PM.

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