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Old 12-29-2009, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright guys, i need some input from the experts. I was running an Asus P5N32-SLI board with a core 2 duo e6600 cpu, 3 gigs of ddr2 ram, geforce 7600gt video card, on vista. The board crapped out on me, so now I'm looking to upgrade everything...here's what i'm looking at doing; i5 cpu, 4 gigs of ddr3 ram, new video card and new board obviously and plan on running windows 7. Will I really see that big of a difference in overall performance gain by upgrading? And also, I won't be using SLI but i still need some help choosing a decent board and video card. Any ideas?
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will I really see that big of a difference in overall performance gain by upgrading?
Does a bear defaecate in the woods?

Here's a decent combo:
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OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV4GK - Retail
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EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
$499 ($21 savings) w/$30 MIR card

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
$135

The GTX260 requires a 500W minimum PSU.
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only when he is out of toilet paper.

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think these would be better

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^ those would total $595

even with the discount from Trotter's combo, the gtx 260 in that combo would still end up costing more than the faster hd 4890 in the combo ive listed.
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Good find on the 4890, Muffin.

I looked at the Gigabyte board you posted, but the info and reviews weren't so hot. A BIOS update needed right out of the box? Not good.
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hm, i see what you mean.

actually, idk why i didnt look at the mobo you posted. theres a nice combo with it and the i5 750. (comes out to even less)
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with the ram/gfx card combo i posted before
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pretty sweet setup.
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Much better. Very nice setup.
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awesome, thanks for all the tips guys. my question now is gigabyte vs. asus?
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