PC Upgrade Help Req

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  1. The only difference I see between the two RAM sets you were considering is:
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1979&category_id=57&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    Is one 4GB stick, while the other is two 2GB sticks. (Strangely it's the opposite of what the pictures show...) I would get the 2x2GB set, and yes for those games 4GB should be fine. What resolution do you plan to use? I don't see a graphics card in that list, do you already have one?

    Edit: typo
  2. ^ Yes, but that 440 wouldn't be a huge upgrade over the C2D. I think we need a budget to narrow down the options some more.
  3. @OP:whats your budget.?
    Also why you are going for P67 mobo while you are thinking of i5 2400...IMO H67 makes more sense here.
    If you are going to overclock then go for i5 2500k+P67 mobo that will be great.
  4. Hi all,

    Thanx for your inputs the last time around...

    I am planning to upgrade. These are my current specs:
    CPU: Intel E6400 @ 2.13 Ghtz
    Mobo: Intel D946GZIS
    RAM: 2GB Transcend @ 800 mhtz

    HDD: Seagate - SATA - 1TB + 250GB
    GPU: Gigabyte HD4870 1GB DDR5
    PSU: Corsair 750TX 750W
    MONITOR: BenQ G2420HD 24"

    I use my PC mainly for gaming, surfing,office use and watching movies.I only plan to change myCPU, Mobo, RAM and cabinet at this point of time.

    The games i play: F12010, PES 2011, FIFA 2011 and all FPS games (COD, Homefront etc.....)

    OC'ing is not important but I am willing to Oc a little bit on stock cooler and would like to crossfire, maybe after a year...

    This is what i have planned (items marked above in red is going to be upgraded now):

    CPU: btw, should i go for i5-2500K instead or stay with i5-2400 along with a cheaper H67 mobo than the ones i have listed below?
    Intel Core i5-2400 3.10GHz Processor
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3337&category_id=122&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
    http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1130&category_id=29&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=74


    Mobo:
    Asus P8P67 B3 Revision Motherboard
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3329&category_id=58&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Asus P8P67 PRO B3 Revision Motherboard
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3327&category_id=58&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3341&category_id=101&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Asus P8P67 Socket 1155
    http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1146&category_id=32&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=77


    RAM: is 4gb enuf or should i go for 8gb?
    G-skill F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1979&category_id=57&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Gskil F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3245&category_id=57&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Gskill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3187&category_id=57&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3371&category_id=137&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    any of these 4GB x2
    http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=41&Itemid=79


    Cabinet:
    Coolermaster RC-430-KWN1 Chassis
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2733&category_id=111&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    or
    Cooler Master Elite 430 with Side Window
    http://www.smcinternational.in/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=432&category_id=40&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=84

    CPU cooler:
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus


    Please help me choose. Are my choices ok or do i need to change anything. I am from India and buy my stuff from www.primeabgb.com

    Awaiting your inputs,

    Thnx in advance,

    dNA
  5. If you're just thinking about a small, stock HSF overclock, I would just get the 2400 and not overclock at all (save a few bucks).
    You'll want this mobo for crossfire
    http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3327&category_id=58&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
    For gaming 4GB is fine, it doesn't matter too much which of those sets you choose.
  6. thnx 4 ur input....

    how big is the actual difference, frame rate wise, between running 1 card at 16x other at 4X as compared to running both at 8X, which is what this mobo will do i suppose...?
  7. Like what jbaker said 4gb is fine, but theres been a very nice drop in price for Memory as a whole. People just grab the 8GB.

    If you are getting that CM 212 Plus cooler might as well get the K series and juice it out.

    For the case I suggest
    https://store.bitfenix.com/chassis?product_id=56
    I don't know if they sell that in India, but it is the best mid-tower I worked with in that 50dollar price range.
  8. unfortunately, BitFenix Shinobi is not available here....

    Have finalized these:
    Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
    Asus P8P67 PRO B3 Revision Motherboard
    Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance (4GB x2)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    Coolermaster RC-430-KWN1 Chassis

    Is this config good enuf???
  9. Looks good!
  10. Looks good.
    I like these cases better tho
    Antec 300 / Thermaltake v5 / CM haf 912
  11. Just how much of a bottleneck will my GPU be after i upgrade?
  12. I hope to Oc upto 4Ghtz using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus... can i do that?

    M thinking of:
    Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge
    Asus P8P67 PRO B3 Revision Motherboard
    Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance (4GB x2)
    Coolermaster RC-430-KWN1 Chassis
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    Is that good enuf, keeping in mind that i only upgrade once every 3-4 years !!!

    and just how much of a bottleneck will my GPU be after i upgrade?

    Is 4Gb enuf of should i go for 8GB?
  13. Yeah you should be able to OC to 4Ghz easily, I think you can get it to 4.3 or 4.4 just using the multiplier!

    4GB is enough in my opinion. Check this out:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778-8.html

    Do you have a 64 bit OS at the moment?

    It's difficult to tell how much of a bottleneck it'll create. The 4870 isn't even on the latest graphics charts on Tom's Hardware, so it'll be a pretty huge difference between that and say a 5850 or 6850 etc...
  14. dna you need to delete two of the threads you've started. It's getting confusing with different replies. Can you compress it to one please?
  15. the 4870 performs similar to a 5770 / 6770.
    a 2500K would be bottle necked by anything less than a HD6950 / GTX 560Ti imo
    which would compliment that CPU well.
  16. ok... but what if i CF the 4870 with a 4890?
  17. sorry,

    i was getting an error "site is temporarily unavailable" so figured my posts were not getting posted.... as a result, i have created 3 identical posts...

    PM sent to r_manic requesting merging of all my threads...
  18. This next topics has been merged by Jbakerlent
    Upgrade help required
  19. Quote:
    rich218
    Do you have a 64 bit OS at the moment?

    It's difficult to tell how much of a bottleneck it'll create. The 4870 isn't even on the latest graphics charts on Tom's Hardware, so it'll be a pretty huge difference between that and say a 5850 or 6850 etc...


    i plan to install the 64 bit Windows 7 in the upgraded system....

    ok... but what if i CF the 4870 with a another 4870 or a 4890? will it still bottleneck my system?
  20. Help !!!

    CM Hyper 212 plus is not in stock anymore....

    Which one should i go for out of these:
    Corsair A70
    Coolermaster Hyper N520 CPU cooler
    Coolermaster Hyper N620 CPU cooler
    Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU cooler
    Coolermaster Vortex Plus CPU cooler

    Those who are unfamiliar with the Corsair Vengeance RAM, the heat sinks on them are quite large and intrusive, making it a pain when choosing an after-market CPU cooler. To those who have over come this similar issue, or anyone with advice for that matter, could you recommend a CPU cooler which won't be obstructed by the Vengeance modules from above?
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