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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by flclisgreat, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. flclisgreat

    flclisgreat New Member

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    looking for advice on upgrading my pc. looking for more hd space/more ram/maybe a better cpu/gpu

    system specs
    biostar tpower I45
    1gb ddr2 gskill hz
    4870
    1kw psu
    e2180
    3 250gb seagate hdd's

    what are my best options to add maybe 1tb hdd space n some ram and a cpu/gpu possibly. i have been away from pc stuff a long time, just want to run the few games/programs i do run better.
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    more ram. alot more.
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    need more ram alot more agree 100% with fits 1gig hasnt cut it since 2003 let alone today time to get at least 4gigs in there
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    4GB of ram, maybe go up to a wolfdale (E7400 - E8600?) on the processor? |You could even snag a C2Q seeing as everyones jumping on i5 / i7 ;)
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    More ram and a cpu BADLY.

    Your system currently is like a Ferrari with a 650hp motor running on 3 cylinders trying to run diesel.
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    I think more RAM and a HDD is the way to go here. DDR2 prices have shot up so either buying a cheap 2GB stick or buying 4GB off someone here is your best bet. I just bought the Samsung F3 last month, and I can say it's a great buy! The new 500GB platters made a big difference over my old F1, so I'm sure you'll notice a change over your older Seagates.

    If it matters to you, here's a stick of G.Skill I found that's a dollar more but has heat spreaders:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231121

    Contrary to what others are saying I'd keep your e2180 as long as you have it overclocked. I keep mine at 2.8GHz now (used to be at 3.0GHz) and I haven't found a need to upgrade in over two years. I don't game as much as I used to, but it still plays the occasional TF2 / L4D2 / Bioshock just fine at 1920x1080 with an 8800GT, so your 4870 will do even better. Now if you keep your CPU at stock I might consider an upgrade, but with 775 on it's way out I would avoid investing any money into it if you can.
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    whats a fairly decent 775 air cooler thats not to expensive? preferably on newegg so one order. my cpu is stock right now but thats cause i have the stock cooler
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    so i ended up getting a 2gb ddr2 800 g skill stick, and sent my gskill hz kit in for rma so ill end up with 4gb's. also got the 1tb hdd so now i find i have an extra hdd or 2, and no idea what there worth. got a seagate 7200.10 st3250410as and a st3250620as, both 250gb sata 2 hdd's. looked around a bit but there to old to find a price for on newegg or anything. anyone know what there worth?

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