Gaming Computer Upgrade

Hello,
I am in the process of upgrading a 4 year old gaming computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan or Feb of 2011


Budget Range: (e.g.: not more than $1000) After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,) Power Supply 500 Watt OCZ 500-SXS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com


Country of Origin: US



Overclocking: possibly


SLI or Crossfire: No for now, yes in the future


Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)


Operating System: Windows 7 32 bit currently. Will upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit at time of hardware upgrade.


Here is what I am considering:
Processor I5-760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067&Tpk=i5-760
Motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E Pro HTTP://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621R&cm_re=asus_p7p55d-e_pro-_-13-131-621R-_-Product
Ram 8 GB total, Two 4GB G. Skill 9-9-9-24 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&Tpk=F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Video Card - One Radeon HD-6870 for now (can add a second card in the future). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-102-909-_-Product
Hard Drive - Not sure what I want to do here.

Any thoughts if i am on the write path or not.
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  1. Keep your upgrade thoughts holstered until sandy bridge launch.. It should be in another two weeks..
  2. i guess i can wait 2 weeks. What are ur thoughts on hard drives?
  3. filipkj said:
    Hello,
    I am in the process of upgrading a 4 year old gaming computer.

    Approximate Purchase Date: Jan or Feb of 2011


    Budget Range: (e.g.: not more than $1000) After Rebates


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


    Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,) Power Supply 500 Watt OCZ 500-SXS


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com


    Country of Origin: US



    Overclocking: possibly


    SLI or Crossfire: No for now, yes in the future


    Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)


    Operating System: Windows 7 32 bit currently. Will upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit at time of hardware upgrade.


    Here is what I am considering:
    Processor I5-760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067&Tpk=i5-760
    Motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E Pro HTTP://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621R&cm_re=asus_p7p55d-e_pro-_-13-131-621R-_-Product
    Ram 8 GB total, Two 4GB G. Skill 9-9-9-24 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&Tpk=F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    Video Card - One Radeon HD-6870 for now (can add a second card in the future). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909&cm_re=radeon_6870-_-14-102-909-_-Product
    Hard Drive - Not sure what I want to do here.

    Any thoughts if i am on the write path or not.


    first off, you said upgrading. are you building a new system from scratch? if so, click the link below. its the perfect build I made for you. why intel? Intel is great but for under $1000 AMD is the way to go. also 8gb of ram is overkill for gaming 4gb is enough but i included 8gb since there is room in your budget. I even fit in an SSD. If you don't want an SSD, remove it and replace the 6870 for a 6950.

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=13098651
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