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Old 09-30-2009, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Robin Cardinal
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Join Date: Sep 2009
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Default Looking for Recommendations

Hi,

First time poster, so if I'm missing something, please, go easy on me.

I have an ok gaming system and want to upgrade motherboard, processor, and RAM. Willing to spend around $1000.00 (Canadian). I like to get parts from tigerdirect.ca, if that helps.

I would post a dxdiag, but they put me way over the character limit.

Here's what I have:

Vista 32 Bit
680i SLi ATX Motherboard
Intel E6850 3Ghz Processor
Seagate ST350032 500Gb Hard Drive
2Gb OCZ RAM
EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked
SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair 850W PSU

I was looking at an Intel i7 920 processor ($300) and EVGA X58 ($500.00). Are these smart choices? As for RAM, I'm lost. How do I identify the exact RAM type and amount already in my case?

I'm also looking at a new LCD. Does 2ms really make a diffference over 5ms?

Hope these questions aren't too innane.

robin
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