Upgrading - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2011, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
Default 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.
__________________

P5YCHO7 is offline  
Old 02-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: FLORIDA
Posts: 48
Default Re: Upgrading

Can you tell me what motherboard you have?
Thanks
__________________

Mario Eats BK is offline  
Old 02-21-2011, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default 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
__________________
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 02-24-2011, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
Default 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
P5YCHO7 is offline  
Old 02-24-2011, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default 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.
__________________
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  
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
Upgrading RAM mnelson07 New Systems | Building and Buying 6 04-16-2008 05:57 AM
Upgrading RAM Mikkilla New Systems | Building and Buying 6 03-31-2008 02:04 AM
Help upgrading wolfeyes89 New Systems | Building and Buying 5 12-31-2005 01:28 PM
Upgrading Richimself New Systems | Building and Buying 4 12-29-2005 01:31 AM
Upgrading Old PC... One_mic021 System Upgrades 6 12-21-2005 12:24 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 AM.


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