I need upgrading advice plz Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: February 18, 2012 2:57 PM in Systems Share mrmnx100 February 13, 2012 4:24:51 AM hi guys i am a gamer, what is the best upgrade for my system !!?? i think about ram and gpu but the mb is limiting my choices for ram(DDR 2 1200 max), open for any suggestions MB: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, 2500 MHz Ram: Kingston 8 GB DDR2-800 Video card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5830 (1024 MB DDR5) HDD: Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) <=========="OS installed here" Seagate ST3750640AS ATA Device (750 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) Western Digital WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 ATA Device (465 GB, IDE) PSU: Gigabyte Odin Pro 550 w Monitor: LG W2261 (Digital) [22" LCD] 1920*1080 OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1 More about : upgrading advice plz zolton33 a b B Homebuilt system February 13, 2012 4:31:54 AM http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... If you fill that out it will help a lot in giving you the best possible advice. m 0 l sosofm a b B Homebuilt system February 13, 2012 8:34:14 AM 4 GB RAM is enough for any gaming PC. You have 8GB. The best upgrade is your GPU. m 0 l Related resources Hey guys, need some advice from you about upgrading.....plz - Forum Serious Gamer Needs Advice on Upgrade PLZ HLP - Forum Upgrading an old pc to run current games advice plz - Forum Need SOLID advice quickly plz - Forum Upgrading video card need second opinion plz - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer EzioAs a b B Homebuilt system February 13, 2012 9:27:53 AM It's also a good idea to change the psu before you upgrade any other components. Go with corsair, seasonic or antec. 550W should be enough but if you want more headroom for more upgrade, go for 650W m 0 l mrmnx100 February 13, 2012 1:27:17 PM zolton33 >>>> thanx but thread u mentioned is not very helpful sosofm >>>>> its ok that i have 8 GB but it has low freq only 400 mhz EzioAs >>>> i will consider that m 0 l mrmnx100 February 13, 2012 10:20:49 PM any other suggestions what do u think about ATI Radeon HD 6850 ??? good deal right ?!! m 0 l zolton33 a b B Homebuilt system February 13, 2012 10:33:44 PM mrmnx100 said:zolton33 >>>> thanx but thread u mentioned is not very helpful sosofm >>>>> its ok that i have 8 GB but it has low freq only 400 mhz EzioAs >>>> i will consider that If you would copy and paste it like: Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case) Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe Monitor Resolution: Then fill in your own answers people will know what you need what you can spend where you want to order from ect ect ect. /facepalm how can you miss that? m 0 l sosofm a b B Homebuilt system February 14, 2012 8:07:30 AM Your memory run at 800Mhz not 400Mhz. You see 400 because its run in dual channel mode. And if it work in dual channel do the math 400X2=800Mhz. m 0 l mrmnx100 February 17, 2012 8:50:43 PM thanx a lot sosofm didn't notice that , so what do u think about 6850 ?? its about 275 $ m 0 l sosofm a b B Homebuilt system February 18, 2012 7:11:59 AM I think you want to say 6950 not 6850. GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 250$ But here a cheaper option with the same performance : MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 225$ and 195$ after rebates. 6950 and 560Ti are almost equals in performance. m 0 l mrmnx100 February 18, 2012 1:59:28 PM no i wanted to say 6850 , i don't live in the US, we have too much customs and taxes m 0 l sosofm a b B Homebuilt system February 18, 2012 2:49:30 PM 6850 is a good option. m 0 l mrmnx100 February 18, 2012 2:57:20 PM thanx a lot appreciate it m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed advice plz on which laptop is a better deal.More memory or the AMD A-Series Quad-Core Processor Forum SolvedFirst build! 1700$ gaming rig.. need some advice plz! Forum Solvedoverpriced upgrade ? advice plz. 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