Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-10-2010, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8
Default Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

Hello i was wondering if i can get some help in upgrading my computer to a i7 gaming computer. I just need to upgrade my motherboard and my cpu and graphics with ram. Trying to make the upgrades under 500 is possible. But seeing that i want a i7 950 over 500 alittle is ok. What do you guys suggest for my to purchase for a upgrade. the main reason i want to upgrade is to play high graphic games. thanks for the suggestions.
__________________

wangsatang is offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 03:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

so you need a Motherboard/ the i7,ram and a graphics card?.

what powersupply do you have? what operating system do you have? what case do you have?

lets start with that
__________________

__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8
Default Re: Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

thermaltake 1200w power supply and going to upgrade to win7 soon and i have a coolmaster cosmos s full tower.
wangsatang is offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 03:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

okay, that all checks out...

now, the upgrade you are wanting to do isnt possible for around $500

the motherboard cost $200, the processor is around $240, ram is another $150 and the graphics card is about ( for a good one ) $400

so all in all, for the upgrade you are wanting to do itll cost around $1000 to do it right...


Motherboard + CPU: $460
ASUS sabertooth + i7 950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.523542

Graphics card + RAM: $545
5870 Lighting II + 6 gigs OCZ 1600 ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.529807

Total: $1005 before shipping
__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 04:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8
Default Re: Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

if i was to get a ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5970 2 GB what else would i need?
wangsatang is offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 06:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
Hyper Techie
 
Abstract Hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,842
Default Re: Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

Quote:
Originally Posted by wangsatang View Post
if i was to get a ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5970 2 GB what else would i need?
If you were to upgrade to i7 you would be green light across the board for the 5970

You have a good psu wattage and that upgrade is great so you'd be set.
__________________
- AMD FX8320 @ 4.2Ghz - ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb -
- Asus Strix GTX 970 - Corsair Neutron GTX - Corsair TX 750 -
- Cooler Master HAF XB - Corsair H105 -
- Asus VG248QE - Corsair M60 & K90 -
Abstract Hero is offline  
Old 10-10-2010, 03:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Trying to upgrade my computer NEed help please

Quote:
Originally Posted by wangsatang View Post
if i was to get a ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5970 2 GB what else would i need?
everything i listed, except just change the 5870 to a 5970
__________________

__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. 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
$450 to upgrade an old computer. 35g700 New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-06-2010 11:15 AM
new computer what to upgrade badd_maxx25@yahoo.co System Upgrades 8 10-11-2008 11:40 PM
Computer Upgrade Fireboat System Upgrades 7 11-16-2006 02:40 PM
Computer Upgrade... Soon Syphanx Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 12 04-22-2005 05:07 PM
Want to upgrade my computer...need help!!! rg3n Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 5 01-04-2005 08:54 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 PM.


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