Hi first time poster, long time lurker . I was going to post in homebuit but this is a new build question.
Well to start out, I'd like to overhaul my desktop that I made in 2007, but I'm at the point where performance issues are stating to arise from the newer games out there.
Now I'd like to see the possibilities of updating it:
Currently I have a Evga 8800 GTS 640mb *2nd 1 i got on ebay for 30$ works but it needs more power for sli*
newegg order form from 07 because I forgot the names"
# 1 x ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
# 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor ADX6000CZBOX
# 2 x CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
# 2 x ZALMAN VF900 – CU 2 Ball VGA Cooler
# 1 x ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
And a 550Watt Antec PSU
At most I'd like to invest 300$ at most on updating it,From That Id like to get:
2 X 2gb DDR2 ram sticks *so I have 6 gb total now. 70$
700watt PSU I think tiger direct has a nice one on sale for now 69 + a 20$ rebate so 49$
Possibly a Quadcore 2.8-3.0ghz *look below
Now here is where it gets weird, the motherboard can be updated via the bios to accept AM2+ and AM3 CPU's O_o. I'm sure there is a performance issue with it but Id like to know if it would be beneficial to even grade the cpu. Without having to blow a bunch of money on a new setup.
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103871
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$99.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103871
From what sr26 and prob the PSU as well, I should Prob get rid of the video cards and just get a new one.
That gives me 180$ for a card and mobo after rebate, any recommendations? Possibly just SLI'n the old cards for now and get a new one later. In that case I'd like to find a mobo that supports 6 sata ports, 4 Ram slots, and sli support with at least 8X on the second pcie slot >: ( *idk why they dont just do duel 16X... its just mean.