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Jul 27, 2009, 5:21 PM
I'm upgrading my lazy old computer!
What i have is
Intel 6550 @ 2.33ghz CPU
Radeon X1650 Pro GPU
2gb @ 800mhz RAM
A MSI P35 Neo MOBO
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?
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 27, 2009, 5:27 PM
plz notice it should be pci-express 2.0
Jul 27, 2009, 5:30 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.
AMD MBs and Triple Channel
Triple (Intel) vs. Dual (AMD) Channel Build
I7-860 vs i7-920
Confused wih Intel triple channel
Gaming rig - i7 920 D0 or I5 750
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Jul 27, 2009, 6:16 PM
ok thanks for the reply
Jul 27, 2009, 6:34 PM
is the MOBO i've chosen compatabile with i7?
Jul 27, 2009, 6:36 PM
will these do the job fine?
Jul 27, 2009, 6:36 PM
No its for AMD chips.
Jul 27, 2009, 6:47 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?
Jul 27, 2009, 6:55 PM
This is more expensive but it takes the i7 core
Jul 27, 2009, 6:58 PM
This is the cheapest one i could find
Jul 27, 2009, 7:06 PM
Dont choose expensive ram when their is cheaper stuff from OCZ that is alot better
Jul 27, 2009, 8:55 PM
so basicly i should choose
then instead of 759,22 we'll end at 800,51€
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