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System overhaul

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September 16, 2009 10:45:48 AM

I'm about to overhaul my system and would like to share it with you - maybe you have some recommendations.
My current setup is about 2 years old with some parts replaced 1 year ago.

Phenom 9850 BE Agena (stock speeds and cooler)
4 GB Apaces 667 DDR2 RAM
MSI n9800GTX+ OC 512MB
Asus M2NSLI Deluxe
Some Chieftec full tower case with 4 Zalman case fans
Velociraptor and 2 storage HDDs
Chieftec 550 W PSU

OC the CPU form 2,5 to 3 GHz, more if possible, equip it with a ZALMAN CNPS 9900
MoBo: ASUS M4N82 Deluxe
RAM: DDR2RAM 2x 2GB DDR2-1066 mushkin
Another MSI n9800GTX+ OC 512MB for SLI
Change case to SilverStone Raven RV01B-W

Did some calculations and the PSU should be able to handle the new build.

How does it look like? Have I missed any bottlenecks?

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September 16, 2009 11:08:58 AM

^ How much are you spending for those upgrade ?
September 16, 2009 11:29:46 AM

Honestly, it looks like a waste of cash.

What exactly are you going for here?
Better gaming performance or something else?
Post back what this upgrade should achieve, along with your monitors resolution, and we will see what can be done.

FYI, I would not trust that Chieftech PSU with anything more than you are already using it for....
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September 16, 2009 1:00:11 PM

It's a gaming rig, abviously. Just gearing it up for the latest requirements, I have a G2220HDA from BenQ and run my current games in 1920x1080.
Why do you think it's wasted money?
September 16, 2009 1:12:32 PM

Neither the motherboard or RAM upgrades will give you any real performance boost and will cost you $200+....
I do not know if there is another reason for changing the case but, in the end, all it does is hold your parts.
That is why I think it is wasted money ;) 

I would recommend that you stick with your current motherboard and RAM for now.
Get a new CPU cooler (good Best Hs List Here) and trying for your best possible overclock.
Add a second 9800GTX+ and pray your cheap PSU will be able to handle it.
If you want to play it safe, get a new Corsair, Seasonic, PCP&C or Antec Earthwatts 550w+ PSU.
Remember, not all PSUs are created equal...

With this lower cost option, you can save your remaining cash for a future i5/i7 or AM3 platform upgrade without losing the performance of your original upgrade plan.