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Old 06-22-2007, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I call it a "Guts Upgrade" because .. well, I'm changing out the all important stuff. What prompted me to do this is partially Vista, which I don't plan on buying still for some time because many things aren't supported and it seems buggy from what I've heard.

Anyways this is what I have now (also in sig):

DFI Lanparty Nforce4 Ultra-D
Socket 939 Opteron 165
G Skillz DDR500 2x1GB
eVGA 7900GT CO
Antec Truepower 2.0 550W

Now I'm thinking that I definitely want to upgrade to a DX10 card, probably an eVGA 8 series, not sure which one. For CPU, definitely Core 2 Conroe, probably E6320. Motherboard, I have no clue on. Memory I could use some suggestions. Lastly, I don't want to upgrade my PSU as I don't think it's necessary, I only consume 400-450W at the most now, and I've heard that this stuff is only more effcient.


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ya that power supply is good enough and its a good brand so i wouldn't stress that. Now since you want to go intel and since you have an opty im thinking you want a motherboard that oc's good. Ram nowadays is cheap even overclocking ram. And the video card is Dependant on you're budget. Heres my suggestions

Mb: if you want sli later on this is pretty - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

if you dont then:

Video card( i think you should wait a while on this till the nvidia brings out a new card it shouldn't be too long because of the 2900, then the price will drop on the 8800's, and what you have is pretty sufficient for now): - BFG Tech BFGR88320GTSOC2E GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Memory: - GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Alienware Full Tower Aurora Case
Amd X2 4800 socket 939
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
2x 500gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (running at 1.5 Gb/s)
Radeon® X1950PRO AGP Xtreme Gamer Edition AGP x8
Logitech Z-5500 Digital
Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels
VIGOR GAMING CLT-M2A 92mm Thermal Electric CPU Cooler
SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM ATX12V (700 watts)
Logitech G15
LG Flatron Wide 24in
Razer Copperhead Green (First Edition)
AHS 615 Gaming Headset
Windows Vitsa Ultamite (running at 32-bit)
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