Help on Upgrading My PC.

Hi I was planning to upgrade my pc.

My Current Setup is:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @ 2.7GHZ
2gb RAM ddr2
Radeon X1650 512mb

Was planning to upgrade to this:
AMD Phenom II X4 920
4gb RAM
GTX 260 Core 216 OC

I'm not sure what motherboard should i get. Suggestions? or a much more better build to play games such as Resident evil 5, GTA 4 etc.
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  1. CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674 --- 175$

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223&Tpk=msi%20790fx-gd70 --- 163$

    MEMORY: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145248&Tpk=TW3X2G1600C9D --- 62$ x2= 124$

    GRAPHICS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359 --- 194$ x2= 388$ OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161301 --- 389$ ( when it's available) OR wait for the Fermis( GT300s)

    PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=tx%20750 --- 109$


    TOTAL : 959$

    that's assuming that you'll keep you current hard drive and dvd burner.

    if you want a cheaper gpu right now then you might consider this: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-100282SR/dp/B002R5AB8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256962783&sr=8-1 --- 265$, infinitely better than the 260, but they're also unavailable.

    the best option right now would be the dual 4890s, they WILL penform quite better than a single 5870, but the bad is that they have DX10.1 and not DX11, and they will produce more heat.

    if you can wait then get fermi when it comes out, most likely in late december or early january.


    and don't get a 260 now, they're somewhat ageing already, if you get one then you might want to upgrade soon, with so much better cards out in the market and DX11 released.
  2. How much do you want to spend? You can get wiinippongamer's build and it would be a good build (I recommend getting 4 GB ram, though) but if you don't want to spend that kind of money you don't have to.
  3. Tnx For the reply. Your Build was way more better than i said earlier.

    But May I ask if a 500w power supply can Power all of the components u mentioned?

    And if i Really need that kind of expensive motherboard?
  4. Can i ask a question? Should i go for The AMD Phenom or Core i7?
  5. What motherboard do you have now, and what is your budget.
    The rig wiinippongamer has suggested is nice, but it is a big jump to a complete new build, and spending a GRAND on an AMD system.
    Lets look at some other options, holy cow.
  6. marcx27 said:
    Tnx For the reply. Your Build was way more better than i said earlier.

    But May I ask if a 500w power supply can Power all of the components u mentioned?

    And if i Really need that kind of expensive motherboard?



    depending on the psu, a crappy, non-branded psu that explodes when you push it's labeled wattage won't run any of those cards, while a quality antec 500w or corsair 550w will most likely run up to a single 5870, but for the dual 4890s you'll need some more, i have 2 4890s on a 750w corsair, some people recommends 850w or more for that, but as i have just 1 hard drive and 1 dvd burner they work flawlessly with the 750.

    but the kind of people that has 4 or more hard drives and 2 dvd burners WILL need more


    you don't really NEED that kind of motherboard, but if you want to have 140w cpu support, up to 16g ddr3, 4 pcie 2.0 instead of just 2 that most mobos has, REALLY good overclock and CrossFireX support, alot of sata and usb ports, some ide ports, very good onboard audio, and FAST memory support, then get this.

    also it has 2 of it's pcie ports running at full x16, great for crossfire, while most mobos has one of its pcie running at x16 and another running at x8 or x4, so in those, the second card will not penform as good as it should, cause it'll be limited to half or less of it's bandwidth.


    so it's all about expansion capabilities, if you're not going to run a second card then another motherboard would be ok.

    it's not really NEEDED to have that all that, but they're some very nice features to have
  7. ASUS M4A79XTD EVO maybe good for you
  8. Tnx. It Helped me alot in buying a new pc.

    Maybe i'll go with a Phenom 955. a new MOBO. 4gb ram. a 5850. a new PSU. and a 1TB hard drive

    Cuz my PSU may not handle the new setup. And a Possibility of a Power Cut . :D

    Tyvm. I'm Waiting for F1 2010 to be released. Cuz i've been told that it supports Direct x11. So i'm gonna go with that. :)
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