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Help on Upgrading/Recreating my Tower

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March 11, 2011 9:53:03 PM

Hi all,
Im a Computer Sci student with some cash coming my way and have decided that my PC is in desperate need of upgrading.

Currently I run Windows 7 Prof (64bit)

on a ASUS P5QL motherbord
(with Intel Core 2 Quad Processors)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a XFX GeForce GTX260
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_260_us...

a Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 (1Tb Hard Drive)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-HDT721010slA360-Inch-16...

I have 8 Gb of RAM over 2 BallistixTracer and 2 Corsair XMS2.


I use a High Power Plus 750 Watts power supply
http://www.highpowerplus.com/750.htm


and own a BenQ G2420HD monitor
http://www.benq.com/products/product_detail.cfm?product...


I have a shoddy case that needs changing along with a wirless network card I picked up and a basic set of memory card readers and DVD drive.

What I am looking for is a high end system that isn't likely to date quickly, and specificly will allow me to play games (ie the new Dragon Age 2 on max) along with watch videos, fast browsing etc for a fair few years.

I was gifted only last year the GTX 260 so if possible would like to include that in my system

I will now paste in my copy of the template:





Approximate Purchase Date: Start of July (7/2011) at the latest


Budget Range: £500-£1000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, programing work, watching movies, other work...


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, High Power Plus (750 watts)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference


Country of Origin: UK


Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Nvidia system with intel but I am open to suggestions


Overclocking: Unlikely (not sure on the point)


SLI or Crossfire: Can be convinced if worth the hassle


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Fast, Functional, Coolermaster Tower, Quiet and with all the trimings (i.e. cooling fans and dust management, I have exceding amounts of dust build up)

I have a real problem with the irql_not_less_or_equal blue screen currently and after a few fresh installs have decided to put it down to my messed up system.
This along with it not able to smothly run Dragon Age 2 has finaly prompted me to get to work looking for a new system! (21st coming up so as good a time as any).

Many Thanks in advance!
March 11, 2011 11:02:50 PM

To be high end the 260 should go it's kinda dated. As for your bsod issue. You say you have allot of dust you might want to open you case and clean it as overheating can cause bsod.
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