A fast upgrade!

Hi all,

I just wanted a little bit of advice. Basically my PC is slowing down a bit on a few games (I mainly play CPU heavy sims like DCS: A10 and Rise of Flight) and just thought I'd spend some money on an upgrade this week as I have an upcoming fortnight off with no plans.

Basically, right now my pc is..

Q6600 2.6ghz (not too interested in OCing right now, mobo is giving my difficulties)
gtx260 876mb of memory
4gb ddr 2 800mhz ram

I am also using a 24" screen at 1900-1200...My PSU is 700 Watts and of good quality..

Anyway, I'm on a tight budget at the moment and wanted to build the PC ASAP to make the most of it over the next few weeks...How does this sound?




In addition I have already ordered a GTX 460 1gb after reading some reviews..Will all this stuff work together? For example the mobo with the Ram, CPU and GPU? If you can suggest a similarly priced system from that website which is better please let me know.

Or swap any parts for things which are similarly priced but better, I would be hugely greatful :-)

Thanks so much for reading, I am a real noob at this stuff!

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  1. Are one of these better?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/bundles.html For the same price, I mean..
  2. All is compatible, very nice.
  3. conure said:
    Are one of these better?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/bundles.html For the same price, I mean..

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/barebones/Novatech/MBB-6404G3.html -That is very good, brand new too.
  4. Hi Omnisome...That is very cheap, and looks a lot better thanmy Q6600 but...Will it be all I need for CPU heavy apps like flight simulations?
  5. The 'Propus' 640 is an awesome processor! 3.0GHz of power x4! Very reliable are AthlonII. At that price, for all 3, I would go so far as to say that you can't afford not to buy it. ;)
  6. Thanks, I am literally about to make the purchase...But for simulations and games will it be a HUGE improvement over my q6600 @ 2.6ghz? I won't ask anything else, promise!
  7. If I were you, I might would try to overclock the 6600 instead but the 640 is better-overall and is certainly more 'futureproof'.
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