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P5YCHO7 02-20-2011 03:27 PM

Upgrading
 
This is my system now:
Intel Core i3 530
3GB DDR3 @ 1333 Mhz
Nvidia Geforce 8400GS

I'm looking to keep the same motherboard, but upgrade pretty much everything for less than $600.

The parts I want to get:
i5 760: Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Corsair 8GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333Mhz: Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Galaxy Geforce GT 430 1GB 128bit DDR3: Newegg.com - Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Would these upgrades give me a significant performance boost in games like Call of Duty 4? Thanks for anybody who responds.

Mario Eats BK 02-21-2011 05:14 PM

Re: Upgrading
 
Can you tell me what motherboard you have?
Thanks

patonb 02-21-2011 05:36 PM

Re: Upgrading
 
Doesn't really matter, but 8 gig of ram is overkill. 4Gigs is enough for 89% of people. Put the money into a bettr gpu.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Also faster at 1600mhz

A 450 if you want to stay nvidia:
Newegg.com - Galaxy 50SGH8HX3QMZ GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) GC Version 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

or ATI 5770
Newegg.com - PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

P5YCHO7 02-24-2011 08:34 PM

Re: Upgrading
 
@Mario Eats BK I don't know the exact model, but I checked all the socket types and they all say they'll work. I have an ASUS P7H55 Series. @Patonb I am also a video editor, so I need the RAM for rendering HD videos with XviD MPEG-4 codec. And I'll consider the upgrade on the graphics card, still not quite sure yet.

Thanks everybody for the replies,
Matt

patonb 02-24-2011 08:43 PM

Re: Upgrading
 
See, then you are the 11% that needs it.

The 450 is so much a better card than the 430 that its a definate thing to think about.


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