Upgrade my system. help me please :)

Hello, i currently run a

Intel Core 2 Due E4300

ATI 4870HD 1GB

2GB Ram DDR2,

Im going to upgrade my cpu mobo, ram, case, and a new monitor.

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Motherboard :DFI LanParty LP-UT-P45-T3RS

Processor :IntelCore 2 Quad Q9550 2,8Ghz

Case :Cooler Master HAF 932

Ram :Kingston HyperX - 2x2048 MB DDR3 PC12800 DDR3-1600, CAS 9-9-9-27

Monitor : Samsung24" SyncMaster P2450H

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thats the setup im thiking about upgrading to. the case is big good space alot of cooling, and thats how i like it xD. is it worth going for a core i7 motherboard and a core i7 cpu? for gaming only, and how are the cheap Core i7 motherboards? is it woth going for a cheap core i7 motherboard insted of that? and this mobo i choosen Supports Crossfire in 8x8 mode. how much does it increse the performence to have 16x16 then 8x8 crossfire?
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  1. ranij93 said:
    Hello, i currently run a

    Intel Core 2 Due E4300

    ATI 4870HD 1GB

    2GB Ram DDR2,

    Im going to upgrade my cpu mobo, ram, case, and a new monitor.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Motherboard :DFI LanParty LP-UT-P45-T3RS

    Processor :IntelCore 2 Quad Q9550 2,8Ghz

    Case :Cooler Master HAF 932

    Ram :Kingston HyperX - 2x2048 MB DDR3 PC12800 DDR3-1600, CAS 9-9-9-27

    Monitor : Samsung24" SyncMaster P2450H

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    thats the setup im thiking about upgrading to. the case is big good space alot of cooling, and thats how i like it xD. is it worth going for a core i7 motherboard and a core i7 cpu? for gaming only, and how are the cheap Core i7 motherboards? is it woth going for a cheap core i7 motherboard insted of that? and this mobo i choosen Supports Crossfire in 8x8 mode. how much does it increse the performence to have 16x16 then 8x8 crossfire?


    8x8 vs 16x16 in SLI or xfire to my readings is low maybe 3% differnt ( plz correct my if i am wrong )

    I think for what you will spend on that C2Q setup you could go with a i5 setup that will be good for gamming.

    Read this post http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice and post back with the info so others can help you better
  2. i5 is a win win situation or how bout them phenom II x2 x4 those are pretty sweet
  3. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433-14.html
    The difference between 8x/8x and 16x/16x isnt much.

    If you can afford it an i5 is better and the LGA 1156 socket actually has upgrade options in the future where as the LGA 775 socket is EOL and there wont be anything new coming out except maybe a few low power options.
  4. your in the same boat as me and im getitng a p55 board w/ a i5
    heres wat i recommend:
    EVGA P55 Standard Board
    4GB DDR3 Dual channel ram (its pretty cheap now)
    core i5 2.6 (easily clocked to 3.5 on air w/ this board)
    Any Samsung monitor is GREAT!
    ANY CASE (make this your last priority, who sees your computer XD)
  5. Great you guys now i have looked abit at the Core i5 didnt know it was soo good sucess! And cheap
  6. Im thinking about getting a Core i5 750, not sure what motherboard i should go for. looking at these three motherboards , ASRock P55 EXTREME, ASUS P7P55D PRO, MSI P55-GD65.. :)
  7. How about reading my first post and the link i gave you and posting back with more info, So the guys have all the info they need to better help you :)
  8. Okay then..

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not really sure think its going to be in Januar maybe even Feb

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. xD

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I just need those part i said in the first place. i have a G15. and mx revolution, i have a 19 inch monitor but want to upgrade to the 24 inch , Speakers , logitech x540, and a logitech headset, I have a 560w power supply, and 2x 350w but not going to use 2 power supplys lol. OS i have windows vista 32 bit. maybe i should upgrade in the future, but thats not my plans right now

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.shg.dk and im in Faroe islands. not really any other website that ships here :/..

    PARTS PREFERENCES: I want a Intel cpu i and a mobo that supports ddr3 and core i5 .

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes i really would like to try to overlcock never really overclocked a cpu before. but the GPU and ram i have xD

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 when i got to new one that i will order with the other parts, now i have 1440x900

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Alot of power lol, about i was thinking about useing about 7000 DKK maybe bit more maybe bit less
  9. Ok well 7000 dkk whould be about 1397 usd right ? you didnt say what GPU you have or if you want to use xfire or sli latter on.

    The website you posted is in greek to me :P JK but let me see

    CPU http://www.shg.dk/Products/ProductSearch.aspx?search=i5%20750

    MOBO http://www.shg.dk/products/productInfo.aspx?productId=2185130&variantId=2185130

    RAM http://www.shg.dk/products/productInfo.aspx?productId=2116768&variantId=2116768

    CASE http://www.shg.dk/products/productInfo.aspx?productId=2146686&variantId=2146686

    post your PSU / GPU / HDD / DVD we can take a look to see if its compatable
  10. Read the other comments it says psu and stuff. but i can say it again.

    PSU 560w and i have 2 others but not going to use them 350w. 3x 320GB 1x500 GB and 2 DvD drevs. ATI 4870 want a mobo that can have crossfire, so i can upgrade in the future.
  11. Whats the make and model of the PSU, there is a lot of variation in the quality and available power of similarly rated PSUs.
  12. Not a wellknown brand here is a link to the power supply :

    http://www.hard-h2o.com/review/fuentes/lcpower-titan560.html

    i allso want to ask if i upgrade to windows 7 if i shall go with a 64bit version or the 32bit. i will only use 4GB ram ddr3
  13. A link to the brand website http://www.lc-power.com/
  14. The mobo i posted will do xfire or sli @ 8x8

    Your GPU is ok and will be good to xfire latter when you get the newer monitor

    Make sure your HDD / DVDs are sata

    I would get a better PSU tho if your going to xfire latter

    One of theses will do
    http://www.shg.dk/products/productInfo.aspx?productId=2146686&variantId=2146686

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006382&prodlist=froogle

    I could not find a PSU on the website you posted but try and find any of thos 3 whare you live will give you good power for your PC to xfire latter
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