I'm looking to upgrade my old gaming PC. As it stands now, my computer consists of:
2.40 GHz Duo Core processor
8800GTS (640 mb) video card
Asus P5B-E motherboard
2 GB DDR2 RAM
What I'm looking at for upgrades:
-Asus 5850 ATI videocard
-BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel i5 750 CPU
-Sunbeam PSU-COM680-BK-US 680W ATX12V Modular Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
I have a couple of Questions regarding this upgrade.
1. Are all parts compatible?
2. Could anything be changed/altered to provide benefits without exceeding a ~110 budget(Canadian currency)?
3. How large of an improvement will I see over my old system?
More than a decent cpu cooler. You will have no problem overclocking to 3.2, and I say that with utmost certainty as your rig is nearly identical to mine (I also run an i5 on a t5 xe CFX/SLI with ripjaws ).
You mean this one? It doesn't do SLI, but it can do USB 3, SATA 6 & CF. The Biostar would be a better board, IMO, cuz you could jump ship to nvidia next year and sli w/o upgrading the mobo. Unless you're dead set on ATI.
Thanks for the reply, I'm not one to get dead set on any manufacturer, I just noticed they were the same price and I'm trying to weigh all my options. I've finally decided on this PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... because of the 60$ off total. I assume it's pretty good?