upgrade time! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2011, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 131
Default upgrade time!

Hi,

i think it's time to upgrade the rig...
I'm running:
q6600 CPU
2 GB ram
nvidia 9800 GTX
26" lcd monitor
antec 900 case


wondering where potential bottlenecks might lie and where i'd get my best preformance boosts from?
Definitely hoping to upgrade the gpu and ram for sure..
let me know what you guys think! thanks!!
__________________

1337infamous is offline  
Old 07-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: upgrade time!

Your cpu, most likely, while its nice its getting old.

Unless youre finding a sale, i'd not do much on the ram..

I'd not upgrade, and save for A 1155 2500k setup, which will be around $3-400.
__________________

__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 07-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NY USA
Posts: 384
Default Re: upgrade time!

Depends. If your Q6600 is running 3.6 to 4.0 then upgrading around it might make sense depending on your budget.
__________________
Pentium D 935 @ 4.0ghz
AsRock g31
Kingston HyperX T1, 4gb
Radeon HD 5670 @ 860mhz gddr5
Antec High Current Gamer 520
InWin Br665 matx
CyberPower Green CP1500 900W UPS
Acer 20" G205hl
Camera Canon PowerShot SX10is
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSoD View Post
1) Be Respectful Treat other members as you would have them treat you. This means no flaming, insulting, or belittling other members.
Thomas is offline  
Old 07-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
I don't overclock
 
Fat.Clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: offline
Posts: 3,326
Default Re: upgrade time!

most importantly... what are you upgrading for? gaming?
Fat.Clown is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Time for an Upgrade overlord20 New Systems | Building and Buying 0 07-02-2008 11:04 PM
time for a upgrade valcan222 New Systems | Building and Buying 24 08-15-2007 01:44 PM
Is it getting time for me to upgrade? Mechtech3000 New Systems | Building and Buying 24 08-04-2007 02:23 PM
time to upgrade, tell me what you think dms0813 System Upgrades 3 12-01-2005 09:11 PM
upgrade time maybe Dark_Sniper* Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 22 06-22-2005 04:18 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.