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Old 11-24-2011, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm debating whether to try and upgrade my desktop or take a whack at building my 1st computer. I downloaded CPUz and wasn't able to find any details on the motherboard model I have

Processor:

Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz

Motherboard:
Foxconn G31MVP

Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT 1GB

what I want to buy is...

Processor:
Intel Core i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Motherboard:
Asus P8Z68-V Pro LGA 1155 Z68

Video Card:
Radeon HD 6950 2GB


I'd rather just buy a new video card and upgrade my memory and processor as well as add an SSD, but I'm just not sure. Then I'm not sure if I'll need to change out my power supply as well as maybe do something about the cooling.

I've done a lot of reading this past month about all this and I'm still confused.. please help.
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What PSU do you have? You might need a more powerful one.

Unless the Windows OS is retail, you need a new license.

What is your budget?
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I'd prefer not to go over $1500
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I built my system, on top of my sig pic, for less than $1,000
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