CAS: CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower 420W Case W/ Side-panel Window
CS_FAN: Extra Case Cooling Fan [+3] (3 x Fans [+6])
CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+14]
FAN: CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling System (Superior Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dba)
HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-43])
MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 MBoard w/ Dual PCI-Express [+55]
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (($10 off Mail-in Rebate) Mushkin Brand PN: 991529 [+15])
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® 7 64bit <- Updated this recently.
POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts Power Supplies [+59] (CoolerMaster Unit 600 Watts eXtreme Power - SLI Supports)
VIDEO: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express [-178] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express [-178] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Edit: Also I have not overclocked anything, not sure if/how either. lol
I am very novice at building, did alot of research w/ newegg reviews on the particulars of this build. It was great 4 years ago, now its lacking in aspects. I currently playing Aion and having issues with FPS, some lag during pvp. What would be the best bang for my buck in upgrading? I would probably be replacing my computer in another 2 years or so....
As far as video cards go, Do you think that I would need to run the SAPPHIRE video card sli or is this video card performance equivalent to my current sli 8500 gt?
Also, I'm currently playing aion (similar to lineage in graphics) a somewhat graphic dependent game. What would be a good card if I only went with one video card (only need to last for another 2 years or less)
And would either of these video card/ram/cpu get me through another 2 years without needing to upgrade?
Alright, attempted to flash the motherboard twice and failed. Followed the steps from that website. Now the computer won't boot up (black screen) everything is running, but no video output. It seems i corrupted my bios chip so researching threw things I've found a ebay seller of my bios chip for $10 bucks, not sure about this fix. Every tried this route?
If I did not go this route, what would be a decent motherboard to replace this assuming I went with the current setup + the new cpu/2gig ram/1gig video card.
and what if i went with a new route with ddr3 ram and av current setup? motherboard, ram, cpu, video card.
Well tried removing battery, clearing cmos, removing n moving memory and video cards nothing work.
Ordered bios chip on ebay. Should get it in a few days. Hope that works.
If not What should I do, buy an older mobo to fit the ddr2 ram, video card, and cpu that you suggested (looking through newegg, can't really find one that fits am3 ddr2 800) The AMD X4 cpu, 1gig video card, and 2 gig of ram was going to cost me $270.
or should i upgrade my mobo to go w/ ddr3.. if so what mobo? ddr3? video card(remain the same, assuming it would work better on a better mobo and ram), and would the cpu stay the same?