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March 30, 2011 11:11:37 PM

Hey everyone. So first off, my current system is; Core 2 duo e7500, evga gts 450, ASUS p5n-d, 3gb random 800mhz ram, NZXT M59, OCZ stealthxtreme 2 600watt, Hyper 212+. My windows performance score overall is 5.9. I am wondering how much my computer would be improved if i upraded my cpu to a Core 2 Quad Q9505 and add another gts 450 in sli. I play games such as dirt 2 and bad company 2 at medium settings at 1080p and get 20 to 30 fps usually. How much would this upgrade improve my performance. Also any other suggestions are helpful. Thank you

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
March 31, 2011 1:56:08 AM

You were going to buy the processor new? Doesn't strike me as a great deal at $240.

I would say just OC the CPU but the board looks to be pretty wimpy in the voltage regulation dept.

If you had a P45 chipset or X48, I would be a lot more positive about upgrading, really. As it is I think you should just upgrade to a better single GPU and then work on a new system.

I think this 6850 would be just right for you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 1, 2011 3:59:05 PM

or even a GTX 460 if he is a nvidia fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that particular cpu upgrad is not advisable.

Overclocking your GTS450 is only going to net you 3-4 fps in dirt 2. as you Evga is probably already slightly OC'd. see Tom's article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-ove...

Lets look at the GTS 450 SLI option (evga gts450 is going for $130 on newegg.com):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-gf1...

this article says that's the way to go, but.... it was on a system that had 5 times the CPU you have. They did say it should be effective in a i5-750. which only about twice as fast in gaming performance to your E7500 Wolfdale.

quad duo 9505 =$240 + $130 for a GTS 450 = $370

For only $80 more on newegg.com (maybe less if live near a Microcenter):
you get a Sandybridge build for under $450 (this a MIR of $20 so its even less):

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077
$149.99

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit
Item #: N82E16820146748
$39.99

BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138296
$104.99

MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB
Item #: N82E16814127519
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$149.99
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April 1, 2011 8:43:16 PM

jerreddredd said:
or even a GTX 460 if he is a nvidia fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that particular cpu upgrad is not advisable.

Overclocking your GTS450 is only going to net you 3-4 fps in dirt 2. as you Evga is probably already slightly OC'd. see Tom's article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-ove...

Lets look at the GTS 450 SLI option (evga gts450 is going for $130 on newegg.com):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-gf1...

this article says that's the way to go, but.... it was on a system that had 5 times the CPU you have. They did say it should be effective in a i5-750. which only about twice as fast in gaming performance to your E7500 Wolfdale.

quad duo 9505 =$240 + $130 for a GTS 450 = $370

For only $80 more on newegg.com (maybe less if live near a Microcenter):
you get a Sandybridge build for under $450 (this a MIR of $20 so its even less):

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077
$149.99

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit
Item #: N82E16820146748
$39.99

BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138296
$104.99

MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB
Item #: N82E16814127519
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$149.99


Thank you for your insight. One thing I forgot to mention is that i took the core 2 duo out of an old computer. My plan was to buy the core 2 quad and install it and reinstall the core2duo in the old computer and sell it on ebay for about 300$ which would make up the cost of the core 2 quad and gts450.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
April 1, 2011 9:19:30 PM

That's more reasonable then. If you are scraping together what you can it's probably a good plan.
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April 3, 2011 1:51:07 PM

Proximon said:
That's more reasonable then. If you are scraping together what you can it's probably a good plan.

Thanks again. The old computer is a dell vostro 220s. If I get it reassembled, how much do you think I could sell it for on Ebay. Again Thank you.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 3, 2011 1:54:36 PM

bluerambo said:
Thanks again. The old computer is a dell vostro 220s. If I get it reassembled, how much do you think I could sell it for on Ebay. Again Thank you.



honestly to me it wouldn't be worth the price of shipping. but there is a sucker born every minute.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
April 3, 2011 10:34:44 PM

$300 might be a stretch. $200 seems reasonable.
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