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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?

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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.
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September 5, 2010 6:05:03 AM

editied ram selection to triple channel
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