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Upgrading system... looking for advice

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July 22, 2008 5:35:53 AM

Hey guys im looking into upgrading my system and wanted to get some feedback/pointers
Im currently running a P4 650 Presscott 3.5,
Asus P5LD2 Deluxe Mobo link
Evga GeForce7800gt 256mb video card Link
Antec 550w PS link
and 2GBs DDR2 667 PC 5400 ram link

Right now im looking at a e8500 Wolfdale CPU

Now I know I will need to upgrade my Mobo as well to take advantage of the 1333 FSB, but what do you guys think about the PS and Vid card, should I upgrade them as well?.... SLI maybe? Also My room is kinda warm alot of times cause its small. What do you recomend as far as cooling goes? IE... cases, extra fans and CPU coolers. Thanks in advance guys
July 22, 2008 11:04:05 AM

ah edited cuz i didnt read that lol, im not sure if the mobo will work with the e8500, just might need a bios update, PSU might be lacking if u want to get a better gfx card which yes get one
July 22, 2008 11:20:59 AM

Decent P35 or P45 Mb
4Gb of DDR2 800 4-4-4-x
48x0 GPU
Corsair, PCP&C, Enermax, Silverstone, Antec EarthWatts or other high quality PSU.

SLI with that card would be a massive waste.
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July 22, 2008 4:46:49 PM

Well ive been doing some more research and alot of ppl are recomending the q6600. Its the same price as the E8500, so I would probablly be better off to go with the Quad right?. Im still wondering though wouldn't my current PSU be enought to handle the q6600?

Here is a link to the components im concidering right now....... I would love some input, especially on what vid card to choose
try this
July 22, 2008 7:28:45 PM

Corsair 650TX
WD 640Gb Hd
Antec 300
Either a 4850 or 4870 with another when the prices come down.
PSU's that are included with the case are only good for recycling. 99% of the time they are low quality pieces of junk that will fry before being 75% loaded.
You can reuse your current RAM but if you want to upgrade, I would recomend 4Gb of DDR2 800 4-4-4-x.