Hey guys, im willing to add some small upgrades to my PC;
I have a E5200 , should i get the Cooler Master Hyper TX2 and Overclock my cpu to 3.7ghz or so. (IF you have any tips on overclocking my cpu with a TX2 would be great, since im not that good at overclocking. How far off do you guys think i could go with it? Is 3.7ghz good?)
Get the 5770 HD 1GB
And a 650watt powersupply.
MSI P6NGM motherboard
Are these specs alright for gaming? Im at 1920x1080 resolution 23" monitor.
Whats the Hyper 212+? The TX2?
I dont think i can get the 5850, I'm from Egypt so the things here are WAY more expensive than you think lol. And about my mobo, if i can even get to 3.8 or 4.0 that would be more than what i need lol.
No not yet, i'm going to buy them pretty soon, this week or something.
Look listen, I might just buy a Q8300/Q8400, powersupply and 5770. Sell my current vga and cpu. Then in like a week ill buy the OCZ vandetta 2 and overclock the quad. Would have better performance then, what do you think?
^Don't do it. For most games, high clock speed beats more cores. There are exceptions for games like GTAIV, FSX, where the extra cores help. In most cases, the Dual/Tri cores can hit higher clocks than the Quads/Hex.
Keep the E5200. Get a Hyper 212+. Find a cheap (but good) P35 board (ie P35-DS3L,P45-UD3L,etc, for ~$40-50 on Ebay, Craigslist,etc. Then OC the CPU to 3.8-4Ghz (which can be done quite well on the P35/P45s.
Get a cheap AM2+ board and a new AM3 CPU. Re use the DDR2 RAM. OC the CPU.
I personally wouldn't buy a new LGA775 CPU due to the simple fact that it's a dead socket and the Q8xxx/Q9xxx are not worth the money, assuming you buy it new.