Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

PC Upgrade!

Tags:
Last response: in CPUs
Share
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 11:35:51 AM

Hey all,

I'm currently looking into upgrading my desktop at home and wanted some opinions! I'm no expert when it comes to hardware but I do know a bit..

The upgrade I'm looking at is as follows..

Intel Core I5 750 £161.23 (ebuyer) £152.93(scan)
ASUS P7P55D LE With Intel P55 Chipset £81.68 (ebuyer)
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 £93.22 (ebuyer) £75.34 (scan)
Gainward 9800 GT Graphics Card 426018336-0568 - 512MB Gainward 9800GT Green, HDMI £72.83 (Scan) £68.14 (Overclockers)

Firstly, what are your opinions on these components? are they good (performance wise) and are they good value for money? I'm not looking to go crazy with my spending but I do have a little bit of money to play with..

In terms of use my general tasks include lots of multitasking, gaming, video compression / HD video playback, photo editing and general day to day use..

(I'm not sure on the rules regarding hackintosh builds so if this question violates any rules then just ignore..!)

I'm looking to dual boot OSX and Windows 7 so I need a Graphics card thats compatible with OSX (the 9600gt I currently have limits me to only 1024 x 768!) would the graphics card listed work with OSX properly?

Finally, my current spec isn't brilliant but if I was able to offload some of my current components and get some cash for them where is the best place to sell?

Thanks and I look forward to your replies!

More about : upgrade

Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 11:51:51 AM

Thanks for the reply!

Didn't realise their was a i5 760 and since its only £2 more I'll go for that one!

Regarding graphics card I wasn't looking to spend a lot tbh, I've already got a 9600gt (fine for what I need it for) and only wanted to upgrade because of the incompatibility with OSX, I'm pretty sure the 9800GT works well with OSX :/ 
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 12:08:45 PM

Ideally I don't want to spend much on a GPU because the only real reason I want to upgrade is because my 9600GT only works with OSX in 1024 x 768 (annoying as I'm sure you'll agree!)

In terms of performance when using my current card its fine for what I need it for, obviously as I'm upgrading I wouldn't mind updating it a bit but its not my biggest concern..

Price wise I don't want to go higher than £70 really.. its money that I don't need to spend and I only am because 1024 x 768 annoys me! :( 
m
0
l
Related resources
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 12:30:27 PM

I'm liking the look of that one, now just to check if its OSX compatible..! is that card able to output at full 1080p?
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 12:35:40 PM

awesome, thanks for your help! regarding the other components, do you think they seem okay?
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 12:39:08 PM

Best answer selected by woolm110.
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
August 25, 2010 12:39:20 PM

Perfect, Thanks again for your help!
m
0
l
!