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Considering Upgrade, Motherboard, Ram + CPU

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July 9, 2009 10:06:39 AM

Hi,

I am currently considering an upgrade to my current spec, which is as stands: -

Thermaltake Armor+ Black Case - Massive Case, plenty of room for upgrades!
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual core 4400+ 2.20Ghz
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 Motherboard
Corsair 2GB DDR 400MHz/PC3200
XFX 8600GTS 256MB DDR3 PCI-E GC
Western Digital 250GB & 200GB HD
Sony 18xDVD±RW/RAM Dual Layer
Samsung 20" Widescreen Gaming TFT Monitor

I am currently trying to find a Motherboard, CPU and RAM for a price of upto about £500.

I was looking into getting an Intel Quad core CPU, compatible MB + Ram, bt i have been reading threads and posts on here for ideas and inspiration.

I have been an AMD person every since i had my 1st PC, bt atm i am looking into Intel alot more.

I will be using the system as an gaming rig

Possible OCing would be a must

Possible SLI, as i may consider getting hold of 2 new GC's in the future.

I am considering this upgrade towards the end of the year, but advice now would be awsome!

cheers
July 9, 2009 10:09:29 AM

Opps, forgot to add, i would prefer to use either Novatech or Ebuyer

thanks
July 9, 2009 10:09:39 AM

Opps, forgot to add, i would prefer to use either Novatech or Ebuyer

thanks
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July 9, 2009 10:14:24 AM

I have a THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 700WATT
July 9, 2009 10:19:57 AM

ok, there's a bundle on OCUK which includes an amd 955, a titan fenrir, a Gigabyte 790GX mobo and 4GB of 1600mhz ram for £370, it's overclocked as well.

then with the spare £130, buy a 4870.
July 9, 2009 10:33:41 AM

any particular make on the 4870?

thanks for the advice
July 9, 2009 10:55:36 AM

the ASUS glaciator+ seems like the best option.
July 9, 2009 10:59:46 AM

yea was looking at that card, looks sweet, will have to look into that!
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July 9, 2009 1:58:02 PM

Here's an Intel version:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.66 ghz
MOBO: ASUS P6T SE
Memory: Corsair 6GB 1600
Graphics: HIS ATI Radeon 4850 512mb
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight
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