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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


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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.
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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
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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
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February 13, 2012 10:20:49 PM

any other suggestions
what do u think about ATI Radeon HD 6850 ??? good deal right ?!!
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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? :o 
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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.
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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 $
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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
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2012 2:49:30 PM

6850 is a good option.
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February 18, 2012 2:57:20 PM

thanx a lot appreciate it
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