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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Uk.Hardcore, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Uk.Hardcore New Member

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    Hi lad i am new to this forum i just need some friendly advice on a price for my computer as i want to upgrade my whole system. I built it last year for cheap so i am not expecting too much money so do not hold back on telling me.I am not selling the hard drive with the PC. In advance thank you very much and i will be coming here more often for answers.

    Intel system :
    INTEL@CORE I7 PROCESSOR 860 2.80GHZ

    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus III Formula

    RAM
    4gb Corsair ddr3 xms3 1333hmz

    Video nVidia Geforce
    GTX260 x2 in SLI

    Sound card
    CREATIVE LABS Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 7.1 Sound Card

    Power Supplies
    HIGHPOWER HIGHPOWER ATX 750W 80+

    CD ROM
    HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22LS30 SCSI CDROM DEVICE

    TRIPLE HEAD2GO with 3 Samsung SYNCMASTER 943sn 20" monitors (all connected together Gaming on all 3 screens:rockout:)
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    I only paid 1200 for all of it last year sorry if i did anything wrong im a noob at forums.
     
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    You'll get more if u part it & sell the bits on ebay. Your gaming rig minus the hard drive is unlikely to sell for the true value of its parts.
     
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    Why would you want to sell that system? Any further upgrade (except the graphics department) will not result in any significant improvement in performance, given the fact that you already have a top-of-the-range CPU, Graphical power equivalent to a very good gpu and unfortunately a PSU that sounds like shit.

    I would pay about £600(?) for the whole thing, but this is just a ballpark figure, and does not include the monitors
     
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    Surely a better idea would be to just upgrade the gpu & do away with the 3x 20" lcd's & replace with a single 24"-26"

    Altho you may run into probs powering a very high end gpu. So unless you can upgrade that psu i'd stick to something like a gtx460 or hd6850
     
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    Humm ok thanks lads was only a thought i really want a graphics upgrade 2 gtx480 in sli was the target so i was going to start from scratch (more fun that way) but i may just sell my gtx260s and work from there. lol the PSU is shit but was only thing i could pick up at the time any recommendations? and wow that was fast you, guys are on the ball.
     
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    +1 If you really want to upgrade you should part it out then sell it keeping whatever can be use for your new rig.
    But, really and truly there's no reason for a complete upgrade. You should just get a ssd or new gpu (gtx 470 or better) and wait for next gen cpu's.

    EDIT: Corsair, Enermax, OCZ generally most popular brands would be good. However i've only used Corsair and Enermax but they've always been solid (except for the one time i was doing stupid stuff).
     
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    Yeah, you could do that, but I would pick up 2x GTX580's instead if you have the budger, or 2xGTX470's but not the 480's. Or you can go AMD given that they can pump pixels to 3 screens with 1 card.

    PSU? I would recommend 700+w from Corsair preferably, others like Antec are fine.
     
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    Ok nice one do a bit of research and go shopping i think gtx470 it is and ill destroy the PSU thanks lads for the info saved me a bit of money :p and time
     
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    2x gtx470's i would say 1000w PSU. & as for 2x gtx580's i'd say 1200w ! Big budger :p
     
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    Which one would be better in the long run ? pff give the gtx580s a miss i want to eat tonight :p
     
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    GTX580 SLi eats 627w max, or 52A max. Add about 17A for your processor and things like that, you will need about 70A or 840w in the 12v rail. 1000w would be a safe number.
     
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    Two GTX 460's would be killer as well. ;)
     

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