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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Exile_Chavez, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Exile_Chavez

    Exile_Chavez New Member

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    I have been thinking about upgrading before the year is out so I make sure I am next gen gaming proof. Here is my current setup:

    case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010

    Motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130228

    Video Card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130432

    Power Supply:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817189006

    Proccessor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227316

    I am not friendly to overclocking, due to the fact I want this system to last for a long long time. Here is the system in a nutshell so you don't have to look up every link.

    Case: Xclio ATX, Top mounted PSU,

    Motherboard: 6 audio channel intergrated, DDR3 1066 standard, 4x240pin DDR3 slots, 16GB max, 1 PCI-E 16, 2 PCI Express x1, 3 PCI Slots, 6 SATA 3.0GB/s, 24 pin

    CPU: AMD 3.2Ghz Quad Core AM3 125W

    PSU: Xclio 550w SLI ready

    HDD: 640GB 7200RPM

    RAM: DDR3 1600 4GB(2x2) Dual Channel

    Is there any suggestions? I have a 120mm Case fan, Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU cooler, on the way to add.
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Case looks allright, I am not too sure about the Mobo being a 770 low-mid board, I would go for 5770 graphics card instead of the 9800gtx+ mainly because you want a long lasting system and 9800GTX is very old. Get a better psu such as Corsair, Antec truepower and so on instead of that one. X4 955BE is good, but dont list it as a 3.2GHz because everyone can overclock to 3.2Ghz, using anywhere from X4 810 to X4 955. I dont think the AMD board supports 1600 rams, you need to oc that.
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    If you have a big monitor that uses 1920x1200 or above, try to look for a better video card so it's next gen gaming proof. A much better one (at least a 4890, 5770, or a GTX 275)! :D
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    Yeah I agree with these guys, basicly with that GPU this is a last gen gaming pc... Better GPU, little better mobo, better psu. Then your set.
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    do it do it now! im to broke to upgrade but im living my upgrade life vicariously throw my fellow tpu members
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    Exile_Chavez New Member

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    -The processor is not overclocked. That is the stock speed it came at, follow the link.
    -I am pretty sure the 9800GTX+ isn't that old, since it runs MW2(new-gen game) at around 50fps(That is in the middle of explosions and crap) on max settings full screen in 1920x1080HD.
    -The board does in fact "1600(OC)" on the specs.


    Those, after I get my cooling upgrade, will be on my list. Mainly because you can sell the old part to get some money back for the new one.

    My 9800GTX+ is runing 1920x1080HD fine.




    And this is for the general:(fps, all on max settings)
    Bioshock: 175
    Dead Space: Maintains max fps(30) in all situations
    L4D2: 60(the limiter stops from getting higher, also that is in the middle of about 120 zombies with a sword)
    L4D: 60(same reason as L4D2)
    CoD MW2 MP: 50 min
    CoD MW2 SP: ~50, midst extreme combat

    Would upgrading to like the GTX 275 do much to those numbers?

    -Also, I am aware the PSU is a bit small, but it was a combo so I could save 30 bucks.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Not saying your build is bad, but I would suggest laying out a budget of what you plan/can afford to spend, and let the members here search the interwebs for a possible better bang for the buck deal. There are quite a few that love to do just that. May want to give it a shot;)
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    Exile_Chavez New Member

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    In that case, I will say i don't plan to do all this at once. In little steps over several months, maybe even a year, depends on the next set of games.

    If I was going to upgrade then I would say about 250 would be max, for PSU & Vid Card. Would prefer HDMI output.

    Also does anyone know what you could sell a 9800GTX+ and 550W PSU for?
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    the PSU depends alot on the brand( that xclio retails on google shopping for like $80 new), and I'd say somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 for a used 9800GTX+.
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    Exile_Chavez New Member

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    So $160 would be a good estimate/?
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    Scratch that, I am a bit short on money ATM so move that to >$225
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    Just sold my 9800GTX+, highest offer I got was $80.
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    Thats no fun

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