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Planning to upgrade... What do you think?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Brutalfate, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Brutalfate New Member

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    So yeah i think its time :) i haven't upgraded in a while so here we go..

    Intel Q6600 (already have)

    MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi (P45) - $297
    http://itestate.com.au/products_detail.asp?code=PD00005670

    Desktop DDR3 Ram 2GB Kit (2x 1024MB) PC8500 - $154
    http://itestate.com.au/products_detail.asp?code=PD00004810

    2 x Hightech ATI HD4850 PCI-E 2.0 512MB - $221.19 each
    http://www.stonebridgecomputing.com.au/catalog/-p-16624.html

    2 x 3.5" HDD SATA-300 500GB 32MB Seagate - $99 each
    http://itestate.com.au/products_detail.asp?code=PD00005196

    =$1091.00 AUD, what do you guys think? Don't really want to spend more than $1100, also keep in mind that we pay more for computer hardware here in aussie land. :rolleyes:

    i'll also just be using my current case, dvd drive and power supply :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you may need a more powerful PSU! With that motherboard only one video card will run at x16 pci-e speeds while the other is limited to x4. For a crossfire system you may want to look into a x48 chipset motherboard.
     
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    paybackdaman New Member

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    Just picked up a rampage! it comes in tomorrow. Cant wait to get my hands on it. And I have heard nothing but good things from it around TPU. So i would say go with the Rampage. =D
     
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    just see the gigabyte x48 , i think it is best one
     

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