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February 26, 2009 3:20:07 PM

I didn't really know where to put this because it's about my entire computer . I was wondering what to install next.

In my computer now:
asus p5b deluxe
8800gtx
6 gigs ddr2 800mhz
q6600
600 watt power supply(can't remember the maker)


The way I think of it, I have 2 options

1: save up for a month (about $700) and get a gtx 285.
2: save up for 2 months or maybe more (about $1400) and upgrade my cpu, motherboard, and ram at the same time.
800 for the i7, 200 for the ddr3, 400 for the motherboard, plus I live in Canada so most things are more expensive.


I wish I could do both right after another but my money is needed elsewhere, and I know that 1400 isn't enough for a graphics card and all the other stuff. Thanks for any help!

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February 26, 2009 3:40:36 PM

If you have a don't get a GTX 285, get a 4870 X2, they're about the same price and it's more powerful.

Also an 8800GTX on an I7 pc is wasteful.
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February 26, 2009 11:16:52 PM

What's your goal? You've got a pretty good system right now.
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February 27, 2009 6:40:08 AM

Mondoman said:
What's your goal? You've got a pretty good system right now.

Yes, especially with a decent HSF, you can OC the CPU to at least 3.3 GHz.
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February 27, 2009 6:59:53 AM

Helloworld_98 said:
If you have a don't get a GTX 285, get a 4870 X2, they're about the same price and it's more powerful.

Also an 8800GTX on an I7 pc is wasteful.


I agree with this.

If you do decide on a Core i7 you need at least a dual GPU card like a 4870X2 (which is cheaper than the GTX285) or at least SLI/Cf to take advantage of the CPUs true power since a single GPU will bottleneck it.
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February 27, 2009 4:16:36 PM

Yes, what would you like this upgrade to accomplish? Or, what application or game isn't running as well as you'd like, so what upgrade might improve it?
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March 1, 2009 6:04:57 PM

jsc said:
Yes, especially with a decent HSF, you can OC the CPU to at least 3.3 GHz.


I have no clue about overclocking, do you think you could suggest a good guide?


Also, how much hotter does it get when you overclock? My computer is never too warm, the air blowing out the back of the power supply is warm, but the air blowing out of the system is between cool and warm. If I OCed do you think i would have to find a way to make it cooler?
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