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July 27, 2009 5:21:17 PM

I'm upgrading my lazy old computer!

What i have is

Intel 6550 @ 2.33ghz CPU
Radeon X1650 Pro GPU
500W PSU
2gb @ 800mhz RAM

I would like tips and advices on the stuff i'm planning to buy. My desire is high end gaming! Intel i7 2.66ghz 249€ Radeon 4890 2gb 248.01€ 630W PSU 50.20€ 4gb 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 DDR3 64.01€ MOBO DDR3 PCI 2.0 148€

Total cost= 759,22€

Is it worth it or should i buy some cheaper stuff?

Maybe a DDR2 mobo and ddr2 memory?

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July 27, 2009 5:27:41 PM

plz notice it should be pci-express 2.0
July 27, 2009 5:30:55 PM

you'll want triple channel memory for the i7 (3x2GB ideally)

and you can't use DDR2 with the i7.

And change the PSU to the corsair 650TX or at minimum the PCP&C 610w.
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July 27, 2009 6:16:59 PM

ok thanks for the reply
July 27, 2009 6:34:31 PM

is the MOBO i've chosen compatabile with i7?
July 27, 2009 6:36:30 PM

No its for AMD chips.
July 27, 2009 6:47:02 PM

oh *** >.< can i choose a MOBO that says core 2 quad or does it have to say something like "Intel i7"

Btw is it really worth going for a i7 this soon? or should i take the AMD Phenom x4 2.66ghz? and then again a DDR2 MOBO?