Upgrading Help Tags: New Build CPUs Systems Product Last response: September 5, 2010 6:05 AM in Systems Share nudegamer September 4, 2010 10:06:35 PM Hello, i am currently in the process of upgrading my 2 year old system to something more up to date and powerful for gaming curently my system is as follows CPU = AMD athlon X2 6400+ CPU Cooler = ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink GPU = nvidia geforce 280gtx RAM = 8gigs of gskill ddr2-800 MOBO = DFI lan party dk-mr2s PSU = CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply CASE = COOLER MASTER HAF 932 i'm just gonna be upgrading a few pieces and i'd like opinions about what i have chosen, my upgrades are as follows CPU = Intel Core i7-930 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MOBO = ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU = SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100282VXSR Radeon HD 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM = CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU COOLER = Noctua NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would these make a good upgrade for my main PC function of gaming? More about : upgrading jimishtar a b à CPUs September 5, 2010 2:02:39 AM get nvidia gtx460, much better than 5850 if u ask me. and u need 3 sticks of RAM, x58 is tripple channel. nudegamer September 5, 2010 6:05:03 AM editied ram selection to triple channel Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp upgrading my CPU/Video ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help ! [PC Noob] ForumNeed some help with upgrading - Should I do this? ForumNeed some help upgrading my desktop ForumUpgrading hardware, need help . ForumUpgrading cpu NEED YOUR HELP !!! :( ForumUpgrading my GPU & PS need help HP Pavilion ForumNeed help with upgrading ForumUpgrading pc need help ForumNeed help upgrading computer ForumUpgrading Video Card, Need Help . ForumUpgrading from a 480 gtx to..... help me decide. ForumFirst time upgrading pc please help ForumUpgrading first AMD Desktop - Need help choosing the right parts ForumNeed help upgrading .. ForumNeed Help Upgrading Processor ForumHelp ! Advice needed on upgrading ForumUpgrading computer need some help with Motherboard and PSU ForumNeed help upgrading ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !