Is it Worth it?

Greetings folks :bounce:

I'm considering to upgrade my rig for the upcoming Battlefield 3 and are just wondering if the upgrade is worth it.


My current rig is:

GPU: Ati radeon hd 5850 OC
CPU: Intel Core quad q8200 2.33 4mb cache
Motherboard: UNKNOWN- Not a good one, single x16 slot and 4 RAM slots.
PSU: Belive it's 550W..
Ram: 4 Gb DDR3
Windows Vista

I can get a good offer for some used parts, as are as follows:

GPU: Ati radeon hd 5850 OC (same)
CPU: Intel i7 950 3.06 quad¨
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R V1.7
PSU: Same.
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR3 kit (4x4GB) PC310666 1333MHz

Is the power supply good enough?
Other things that might terminate my operation?
Because if I buy this, then it's to late to return it...
Is the motherboard very big?

I'll use around 550 USD
Or 388 Euros.

Any feedback helps, a lot.
Hope you guys can help this frustrated young boy. :love:
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  1. for $550 you can get a brand new quad core processor/mother board/ram. Don't waste money on 2 year old technology.
  2. Anything you would recommend?
  3. CPU: i5 2500k ($220 on Newegg)
    MoBo: ASUS P8P67 PRO (about $178 with shipping on Newegg)
    RAM: I honestly think 4GB is enough (especialy if it is at 1.6GHz)
    OS: I would recommend getting Windows 7 if you are willing to change your OS (Vista is a RAM whore) for $95 on Newegg.

    You'll have $50 left which you can spend on whatever you want :)
  4. I don't live in the US, so cannot order them from Newegg...
  5. 479,64 USD
    For the i5 and the Motherboard, with shipping and everything included.
    Good deal?
  6. Where do you live? And what store/website are you buying from?
  7. I live in Norway, I am not that experienced with good online stores..

    Oh, btw I found out more of my PSU, It looks like it's 300W...
    Liteon PS-5301-08HA
    Perhaps it's time to upgrade?
  8. Looks like it. The total system power consumption will be a bit over 300W. I would recommend at least a 350W to 400W PSU.
  9. I read somwhere that the 5850 requiered atleast an 500W PSU, Does this affect performance? Because my pc never just turns off or other problems like that, and I thought that was pretty common when you're PSU were this weak...
    Anyway, any good PSU's that's cheap and worth the money?
    Don't know what to look for, when it comes to specs etc.
  10. Correction, you will need a 500W PSU or more. You can easily find one for under $75 though. I was looking at an old graph with older hardware. Although I doubt your system will reach 500W at full load, it's safe to have some extra wattage around to stay on the safe side.
  11. So.. I've been browsing abit, and found the best offer I could find:
    Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor
    ASUS P8P67-M PRO B3, Socket-1155
    Corsair HX 650W PSU

    For a total (Included Shipping and other fees) 681 USD
  12. or the Silver Power SP-SS500 PSU for half the cash?
  13. Oh, wait ..
  14. I will add to the OP that the original motherboard you posted is the one I currently have in my rig and I couldnt be happier with it so far. Have an i7 920 in it and have had no problems from either.
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