You reckon this is a worthy upgrade?? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2008, 06:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default Re: You reckon this is a worthy upgrade??

IMO, I wouldn't waste the money.... I would put that $200 towards the 'better build' you have in your sig, or a second monitor to utilize that planned Tri-SLI....

ASRock motherboards are at the budget end of the spectrum. I personally would go with someone of a little more quality. Gigabyte for example.

When you re-installed Windows, did you FORMAT the drive, and do a FRESH install, or did you just re-install it again over what was already there.

When you upgraded the graphics drivers, did you un-install the old ones, and use a driver cleaner software to fully remove them, and install the new ones?
__________________

__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 01-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
ShaolinDreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 457
Default Re: You reckon this is a worthy upgrade??

so you reckon its gonna be worse then my current P4P800SE socket 478?

I always full format man. Yep i did that also with the graphics drivers. I got this Gainward bliss 7800GS 2 years after the other components so its the newest part of my system. I know its not the wisest thing to do but im 80% sure this upgrade its gonna work to a degree. Im not wanting this pc to be uber uber... if i see someone playing FEAR on medium with a 9800pro.. something is wrong here. The performance is round about the same whatever i do! fresh format, stock, with tweaks.


Thing is i got £200 to "waste" on an improvement.. give me a little more juice so i can run some older games reasonably smooth. im not worried about saving the money for better build, thats coming anyway with 200 saved or not.

are there any other motherboards that are good and agp other than asrock that are reasonably cheap? from what ive researched the Asrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 (Socket 775) motherboard seem ok with mid level performance (which i believe is much better then what im getting now) reviews are generally positive to moderate.

if i get a "good" motherboard.. it goes over my budget. Dont you think generally with the E6600 and ddr2 my shiz will be running better in games definately windows desktop. the cpu i got struggles with just HT, even AMD is better then my Intel.. lol
__________________

__________________
Gaming Rig
Intel Core 2 E6600 @ 3Ghz -Upgrade- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 25C/35C
Asus P5N-D Nforce 750i 1333FSB
Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB DDR2 800MHz -Upgrade- Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 2x2GB 800Mhz
2x SataII, 2x IDE Total = 1.1Tb
EVGA 8800GTS 512mb 'Crysis Edition' @ 750/1900/2000
Onboard Realtek 8.1 Sound Jazzy!
Hiper Type-R 580w -Upgrade- Gigabyte ODIN GT 800W
Modded iCute -Upgrade- Antec 900
19" Iiyama CRT -NEXT Upgrade!- Samsung SM-T260HD 26" w/ Digital TV Tuner / Samsung SM-T240 24"

3DMark06 Score- 13k :)
ShaolinDreams is offline  
Old 01-26-2008, 10:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
ShaolinDreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 457
Default Re: You reckon this is a worthy upgrade??

Update

Ok Ive decided to go with it.

Asrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 Motheboard = 40 - Ebuyer.com
2gb Crucial Ballistix 6400 = 58 - Crucial.com
Intel Core2Duo E6600 2.40GHz = 50 - a friend .com

also realised my sata2 harddrive is gonna be used to its full potential, as current Asus P4P800SE mobo only reads it as sata1 speed. Twice as fast! thats a bonus.

If all else fails i can simply ditch the mobo and keep the Good CPU & Ram!

Building hopefully during the week, ill let you know how i get on.

Back to burning backup DVDs
__________________

__________________
Gaming Rig
Intel Core 2 E6600 @ 3Ghz -Upgrade- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 25C/35C
Asus P5N-D Nforce 750i 1333FSB
Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB DDR2 800MHz -Upgrade- Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 2x2GB 800Mhz
2x SataII, 2x IDE Total = 1.1Tb
EVGA 8800GTS 512mb 'Crysis Edition' @ 750/1900/2000
Onboard Realtek 8.1 Sound Jazzy!
Hiper Type-R 580w -Upgrade- Gigabyte ODIN GT 800W
Modded iCute -Upgrade- Antec 900
19" Iiyama CRT -NEXT Upgrade!- Samsung SM-T260HD 26" w/ Digital TV Tuner / Samsung SM-T240 24"

3DMark06 Score- 13k :)
ShaolinDreams 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
Forseeable price drops? My possible upgrade plan. Trepkos New Systems | Building and Buying 3 12-04-2007 02:21 AM
Medium computer upgrade. muman System Upgrades 6 09-14-2007 04:53 PM
Upgrade Advice for my system Cheeseking25 New Systems | Building and Buying 2 07-25-2007 02:28 PM
To upgrade? or not to upgrade? wumbo6 New Systems | Building and Buying 12 06-11-2007 12:07 AM
Vista Upgrade? Saynt25 Microsoft Windows and Software 4 04-18-2007 04:48 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.


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