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#1
hey guys
so i got a $250 gift certificate for newegg for christmas....so i was thinking about upgrading my pc..
i was thinking about maybe a
1. new cpu
2. new motherboard
3. more ram
4. tv tuner
5. 1tb hard drive
6. a new case
7. water cooling/new heatsink

only 1 off these things or a combo that makes it so the total is under 250 or 260



could you guys give me some insight?
my pc is in my system specs


thanks!
 

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New motherboard and case.
 
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Depends on what you wanna do. If your wanting to just beef up your speed, get a cpu/mb. If your wanting more gaming power pick up an extra 260. I would probably go w/ a tv tuner/1.5tb drive if I was in your shoes.
 
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New processor would be your best bet...Get the E8600
 

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Well since your computer spec's look amazing I would say if you are into it go with a water cooling setup . This might get you cooler and get you more of an OC on your Quad .
 
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one thing you could update is that soundcard and maybe get yourself a nice set of headphones or speakers to go with it?
 
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one thing you could update is that soundcard and maybe get yourself a nice set of headphones or speakers to go with it?

i totally forgot about my sound card haha
 
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Well since your computer spec's look amazing I would say if you are into it go with a water cooling setup . This might get you cooler and get you more of an OC on your Quad .
what cooler do you recommend?
i dont know anything about water cooling
 
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Depends on what you wanna do. If your wanting to just beef up your speed, get a cpu/mb. If your wanting more gaming power pick up an extra 260. I would probably go w/ a tv tuner/1.5tb drive if I was in your shoes.
why a 1.5tb hdd? isnt 1tb enough?

and i dont think my psu will handle another 260 =[
 

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what cooler do you recommend?
i dont know anything about water cooling
Well with that kind of cash you can get yourself a nice setup some thing like this .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103045

This .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118015

Or this . But this might not give you the performance on that quad core ..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835227001

The fact is new egg is so limited in what you can get as they really suck for good water cooling setups .

The only really good one is the first one I linked you to ..
 
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ok
what happens if i my system demands more power than my psu can supply?
 
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ok
what happens if i my system demands more power than my psu can supply?
PC shuts down by itselfs and refuses to post until u get a better psu. Constant BSOD's. System underclocks components by itself... lol
 
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PC shuts down by itselfs and refuses to post until u get a better psu. Constant BSOD's. System underclocks components by itself... lol
will it damage any of my components?
 
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first your PS is PLENTY for two 260s..

I would get a bigger screen (I love my 24")

+1 on the better soundcard too

(what do you do with ur comp? it looks pretty nice the way it is)
 
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i would say a decent new hdd would do you a world of wonders, with ur quad/4gb ram/vista a new samsung f1 or WD 320gb platter drive would cut windows load time quite a bit aswell as your apps/games etc it really does make a big difference imo going from a cheap 160/250gb hdd to ne of the latest offerings

then whatever else you feel like, maybe a new case ?
 
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first your PS is PLENTY for two 260s..

I would get a bigger screen (I love my 24")

+1 on the better soundcard too

(what do you do with ur comp? it looks pretty nice the way it is)

i use it for gaming mainly
but i also use it as a media center and for school work
 

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I dont know if the switch to digital will mean you need a special tuner card or not, if not how about a trade with him on the Tuner card
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=69731
(kills 2 birds with 1 stone)
I had one of those dual tuner cards and it worked nicely.

I REALLY love my Asus D1 sound card. (pretty cheap upgrade)

What speakers are you using?
 
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logitech x-530
 

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hmmmm I dunno... maybe go with a new hdd or a sound card. My third choice would be a new mobo
 

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Would not spend it your system look ok as is. All though a nice Speaker setup like a HiFI amp would be enjoyable if you only use computer speakers.


So either a Amp or save it till some newer stuff comes out. Check the card if it does out of date if you save it.
 
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You could get a SSD for your operating system, and with the extra get new speakers/headphones, and a sound card.
This and This would be nice.
 
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New motherboard...Since your not running SLI, I would go with a P35 or P45. Your Q6600 does not need to be upgraded. You can OC it a lot further then 3.0Ghz even if its a B3 stepping 3.4Ghz should be possible. You should be able to get a good mobo and cpu only water cooling for 250.00 and then crank that Quad up.
 

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#25
this would be such an easy thread if your computer sucked, lol. But it dosent, your sound card is OK (matches with ur speakers) so upgrading it would help a little.

Your PS is fine as is

Your video card is better than 99% of everyone else's in the world and should be plenty for a 20" LCD.

As to upgrading ur Mobo unless OCing is your goal a new one wont make a lot of difference.

So that leaves the Tuner card, possibly a case improvement (I dont like the sideways HDD mount of the Nzxt.) or the big Hdds (using ur 160s in Raid0 for the OS)