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April 24, 2010 2:19:09 PM

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.
4GB rams
MSI P6NGM motherboard


Are these specs alright for gaming? Im at 1920x1080 resolution 23" monitor.


Thanks =)

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a b K Overclocking
April 24, 2010 4:33:32 PM

Get the Hyper 212+ and OC the CPU to 3.6 or better.

For 1920*1080, depending on the game, you probably want a 5850, assuming you have the budget.

Also, that MSI board seem to be on a quite an old chipset (pre P35), so don't expect a very high stable OC (ie 4Ghz).

@OP:

1. Do you already have the GPU and PSU?


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April 24, 2010 4:39:24 PM

Which games? but for most games on mid levels the 5770 will work fine. And you might be safer with a 500w.
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April 24, 2010 4:55:13 PM

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.




fastx21. Yeah i think im going for the 500w .. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

I play counter strike: source, modern warfare 2, left 4 dead 2 .. etc
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a b K Overclocking
April 24, 2010 8:28:50 PM

Ok, when getting the PSU, make sure it's a quality unit from the likes of Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, and Seasonic. And yes, 500W is enough.

This is the Hyper 212+:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2366/1
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April 24, 2010 8:38:58 PM

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?
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a b K Overclocking
April 25, 2010 1:39:25 AM

^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.

My recommendation:

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.

OR:
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.
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April 25, 2010 11:15:58 AM

Hmm, can i talk to you on msn or something. Would save more time and i have a couple of questions >.<
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April 25, 2010 1:17:20 PM

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