ok so ive got my research in and got all kinds of stuff that i have been looking at, i am not a professional on computer building/computer support, im a webdesigner, i have never built my own comp or really ever upgraded this much so i would really like some help from some professionals.
NOTE: Please do not forum steal, even if my questions are answered by one person, dont be lazy and disrespectful, go make your own thread in thes forums. I want to have my questions anwered by a lot of people, not just 1 or 3, Thank You.
Ok so recently ive been wanting to upgrade the computer i already own, i own an HP Pavilion Elite m9252p PC, here are some of the specs:
Operating System: Vista Home 64-Bit
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 512mb 8500GT (not overclocked)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66Ghz (not overclocked)
Motherboard: Asus IPIBL-LB
Power Supply: 350w
I am trying to upgrade to something that runs Crysis/Crysis Warhead in full with no lag, every setting maxed out at 1440x900 resolution including the AA and FA.
Will a single 9800GX2 be able to do this ? Also is it compatible with my mobo and will it fit on it (see bottom for images)
I am also going for a 850w supply, would that be good (see bestbuy link below)?
I hear that this card gets really HOTT so is their any ideas on how to make things normal temp, im sorry but i will not do water/liquid cooling.
also is their anything else that I would need to buy ?
Here is the Case I will be purchasing for room and better cooling:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
*will my motherboard fit fine in this case and do you think this case would be good enough?
Power Supply I want to purchase:
Thermaltake - 850-Watt TR2 RX Power Supply - Black - W0319RU
*Is this supply perfect and will it go good with what i am purchasing ?
Newegg.com - Recertified: EVGA 01G-P3-N891-RX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
*will this give me what i listed above?
Motherboard Specs, and layouts:
Motherboard Specifications, IPIBL-LB (Benicia)*
Pictures of my comp:
if their is any other pictures that you want me to take let me know, all help is greatly appreciated, Thank You.