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Are these good upgrades on my HP Pavilion?

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June 8, 2010 5:35:53 PM

I recently purchased a new HP Pavilion p6314 Desktop Bundle for $699.00. I just want to know what you all think about the upgrades that I have made?


Original specs on HP:

Athlonll X2 240 (R) 2.8 GHz (65W)
5 GB RAM PC3-10600 MB/sec
750 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) 7200 rpm
Intergrated ATI 256mb video card
250W PSU..

Most recent specs:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor
9 GB RAM PC3-10600 MB/sec
750 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) 7200 rpm
XFX HD-467X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
1 COOLER MASTER R4-S4S-10AK-GP 140mm Case
1 COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
1 COOLER MASTER R4-BM9S-28PK-R0 Blade Master 92mm Case Fan
Topower Zumax 400w ATX Power Supply


Not much but its better than before! What you guys think?




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a b B Homebuilt system
June 8, 2010 6:22:43 PM

So are these planned upgrades or stuff u already bought?
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June 8, 2010 6:39:37 PM

stuff that i have already added.
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June 8, 2010 8:03:32 PM

good or bad? do you suggest something else? ANYONE?!
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2010 9:42:55 AM

Well we need to know upgrades to what end i.e main usage of system ^^
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June 9, 2010 12:06:42 PM

i plan on using it mainly for gaming.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2010 1:11:48 PM

I'm thinking if gaming, depending on resolution, next upgrades would be possibly power supply and a better video card.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2010 2:45:11 PM

Starting from your base specs this is what i would have done to transform it to at least a 1680 x 1050 gamer (prolly nil/low AA/AF these days)

Rana 440 + Antec EA500 combo
$130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ECS GTS 250 $90 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No reason to have more than 4GB RAM for a gaming rig IMO while a decent 80+ certified PSU and a GPU with far more teeth w.r.t a HD 4670 will reap you devastating gains real frames in games ^^
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June 9, 2010 4:52:44 PM

the PSU that I am looking at is the Corsair VX550...and when it comes to the video card, i want ATI.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2010 5:12:38 PM

Ya that with a HD 5770 perhaps?
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June 9, 2010 6:01:25 PM

hmm...i'll look into that one. thanks for the help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2010 6:43:58 PM

You are welcomed ^^
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June 11, 2010 8:35:17 PM

You gonna need 64 bit OS to appreciate 5gig ram never mind 9gigs.
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June 11, 2010 8:36:29 PM

9gb ram is overkill for a gaming box. Server more like. 4 Gb would be fine.

Don't bother w ram upgrade as 5GB is good. Spend the money on that cpu, a better gfx card than you posted and nice 24 screen. Case and fans are just bling - my box is ugly as *** but runs sweet as. Its the insides that count so spend money on that.

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June 11, 2010 8:44:22 PM

well i do have Windows 7 64 bit
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