Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

~$300 guts upgrade. need some help on compatability

Last response: in Systems
Share
May 4, 2009 12:19:11 AM

Replacing mobo, vid card, ram, and cpu.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Basically, will these work together? And is there any reason to cringe at this setup? And and any other reasonably better ideas?

I have the monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, tower and PSU (not sure if PSU needs to be changed for this setup).

Thanks for any help.
May 4, 2009 12:27:25 AM

Don't get an old Phenom, they are not very good processors. Phenom II X3 would be my suggestion.

First of all, what are your main uses for this PC? And what PSU (brand, Model and wattage)?

Get a 4770, faster and more efficient than that 9600GT and you can get the for the same price after rebate $90.

MB is fine, for the ram look at getting DDR2 1066, you can usually find a cheap kit for around the same price as that kit you are looking at right now.
May 4, 2009 12:34:27 AM

Yes they will indeed work together. though your PSU may need an upgraded. You should look at about 450watt but i always get an overkill on my power, better to be safe then really really sorry! ^_^ and my 2 cents

your CPU sucks the phenom 1st gen is about the worst thing ever. and get the ATI 4670 its a better card.

edit: the 4770 is better of course also. And great from newegg!
Related resources
a c 106 U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
May 4, 2009 1:55:16 AM

Instead of the 9600GT you should go with the Radeon 4830 as it's generally faster. The 9600 Phenom is O.K if you are going to do things that benefit from having a quad core, ie video encoding, but for gaming you would be better off getting an X2 7850 CPU and using the extra money to go with the Radeon 4770. The motherboard is good, but you should check the Gigabyte support page to be sure it's AM3 compatible if you want to upgrade your CPU latter. I'm pretty sure it is, but not 100% and don't feel like checking it out right now so do it yourself ^_^. Alternatively the ASRock board the A780GHM is AM3 ready and has the new SB710 with ACC for better Phenom overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 4, 2009 6:19:26 AM

Thanks, i'll check out all of these.
May 4, 2009 6:33:41 AM

try and get a P II since even the tri-core P II's beat the quad core phenom's at apps that you would expect a quad core to win in.
May 4, 2009 8:08:30 PM

So, will the Phenom II X3 fit on that mobo? (I can't figure what cpu socket type am2+ means)

And where do I find how strong a PSU I need?
May 4, 2009 9:07:54 PM

Venuseye said:
So, will the Phenom II X3 fit on that mobo? (I can't figure what cpu socket type am2+ means)

If you get a board with the latest bios it will work with a Phenom II, but sometimes you get a board with an old bios version and you will need an old AMD chip to flash the bios.

Venuseye said:
And where do I find how strong a PSU I need?

Ask us. Brand is just as important as Wattage or amperage when it comes to PSU's. What PSU do you currently have? The Number and model of GPU's that you will put in your rig will be the determining factor in how much power you need.
May 4, 2009 9:13:18 PM

xthekidx said:

Ask us. Brand is just as important as Wattage or amperage when it comes to PSU's. What PSU do you currently have? The Number and model of GPU's that you will put in your rig will be the determining factor in how much power you need.


currently have a Antec 380W. not sure what you mean by # and model of GPU's. video cards?
May 4, 2009 10:17:42 PM

Yes GPU = video card. How old is that Antec? It would probably handle a 4770 alright, but you would be on the edge, especially if its an old PSU I would replace it. What GPU do you think you will get? I think I would be looking at something in the 450w range if you wanted a 4770, Like a corsair 450vx.
May 4, 2009 10:30:22 PM

xthekidx said:
Yes GPU = video card. How old is that Antec? It would probably handle a 4770 alright, but you would be on the edge, especially if its an old PSU I would replace it. What GPU do you think you will get? I think I would be looking at something in the 450w range if you wanted a 4770, Like a corsair 450vx.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is on my list now, instead of the first one. PSU is pretty old (3 yrs at least).

This second name one look good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 5, 2009 12:09:22 AM

Yeah either one of those PSU's would be good, but stay away from that Apevia, I would rather use your old antec than that PSU. Apevia, Rosewill, coolmax, dynapower, xclio, hec...all names you wanna stay away from. It does not pay to try to save a few bucks on the PSU, that is one of the most important components.
!