Need help upgrading system Tags: New Build Asus Systems Last response: October 6, 2010 3:35 PM in Systems Share bkarankar October 6, 2010 6:50:24 AM Hey All, my present system config as: AMD Athlon 3000+ Mobo Asus K8V 2 GB DDR2 Memory 500 GB + 80 GB HDD DVD Writer Zebronics PSU 450W Pro 22" monitor keyboard + mouse (wireless + Rechargable) i am planning to upgrade my system (for gaming and testing "sharepoint, exchange, biztalk, isa etc" use) Intel i7 950 8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI X58 ChipSet, 1366 Socket Cooler Master Hyper N520 Asus SABERTOOTH X58 Corsair XMS3 6GB Kit 2GB*3 Unit 1600MHz Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 Corsair HX850W please let me know your view on this. Thanks Bhupesh More about : upgrading system coleam45 October 6, 2010 6:57:19 AM What's your budget? The 850W PSU is overkill; you could definitely get by with a 650W, or go for a 750W to leave plenty of room for future SLI/overclocking. For a cooler, I would recommend the Hyper 212, but you don't need one if you're not planning on overclocking. Also, what case are you using? m 0 l geofelt a b Ĉ ASUS October 6, 2010 3:35:36 PM 1) I would get a cooler that uses a larger fan than 92mm. They run cooler and quieter. Most any will do. 2) Is that GTX460 the 1gb version? I hope so, it is more appropriate for your system and gaming. 3) Corsair850w is a good unit, but the 550 wis fine for a single GTX460, and 650w would be good for sli GTX460. 4) What will you use for a hard drive? I suggest a SSD for your OS and apps, and a much larger conventional drive for storage and backups. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedupgrading system need help picking Forum SolvedNeed Help Upgrading my System - $1000 budget Forum SolvedNeed Help upgrading MOBO for P4 System Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading my old system Forum SolvedMy poor friiend is upgrading his old system!! need wattage help Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading my "old" system Forum SolvedNeed help with upgrading graphic card in an old system. Forum SolvedHelp with upgrading my old system, need new cpu/mobo Forum SolvedHelp with upgrading my old system, need new cpu/mobo Forum SolvedUpgrading my system...need a bit of help Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading whole system HP pav a6863w vista 64bit Forum SolvedNeed help in upgrading the system Forum Need Help Upgrading System Forum SolvedNeed help. Upgrading System - SSD and RAM Forum need help for upgrading system Forum Need help and opinions regarding upgrading of home system, AMD APU based. Forum SolvedUpgrading and need some help - AMD system Forum Upgrading my System. Need Help! Forum SolvedNeed help with a system upgrade. Forum Need help upgrading current system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !