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? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNeed help upgrading whole system HP pav a6863w vista 64bit ForumNeed help in upgrading the system ForumNeed help upgrading my system ForumNeed Help Upgrading System to Intel ForumUpgrading and need some help - AMD system ForumUpgrading system need help choosing mother board ForumNeed Help Upgrading My System , most bang for buck ForumUpgrading old system ! Help ! ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help ! [PC Noob] ForumUpgrading Whole System - Need Help ForumUpgrading cpu NEED YOUR HELP !!! :( ForumUpgrading the system , need tips :) ForumNeed help with upgrading ForumNeed help upgrading computer ForumUpgrading system ; need help ForumNeed help upgrading .. ForumNeed help upgrading to i7 920 system ForumNeed some help with upgrading - Should I do this? ForumNeed help upgrading my system ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !