System upgrade - from Q6700 era. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: April 3, 2012 9:31 PM in Systems Share DarrylJ88 March 30, 2012 5:25:47 PM Hi guys! First post - I don't necesserily need a computer - However, this is getting on 5 years old and is fairly boring. I'll keep the x-fi card, PSU and the 5850. GFXcard is around 8 month's old and I don't see much point in spending alot for not a whole lot of gain so will just keep that. Just need a CPU/Mobo/Ram/Case/Fan/SSD £400 Limit What would you recommend? Or would you even recommend an upgrade at all? Also if I were to upgrade what would I get for a Q6700 + 4GB DDR2 800Mhz OCZ Ram (4 * 1GB - it's got silver heatsinks on) + my P5KE-Wifi? Maybe 150 or is that too optimistic? Cheers More about : system upgrade q6700 era Proximon March 31, 2012 3:57:44 AM A bit more info please. Overclocking? What PSU are you using? $150 USD would be about right for those parts, sold as a working set. DarrylJ88 March 31, 2012 10:22:17 AM Yeah no problem, I'd probably overclock it yeah, however just on air. The PSU I have is just a basic one - It's an Alpine 750W (Which has been reported of exploding - I've just read this - brilliant - Ha!) I'm based in the UK however, so prices mentioned are in £ rather than $. Related resources E6400 to Q6700 for gaming. Worth the upgrade ? - Forum upgrade E6300 to Q6600 or Q6700 power consumption Q - Forum Can I upgrade my system ?! - Forum Can a Q6700 run on a dell 390 0DN075,82975 bio 2.6.0 - Forum Salvage/ Upgrade from Athlon 64 3500+ DDR1 era system to DDR3 system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Proximon March 31, 2012 11:06:08 AM Given the tight budget and willingness to OC, I would say FX4100. The other option would be an Intel i3 and no OC. FX 4100 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2120-s1155... 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Here's what I'd be buying.. - Antec 300 modded to remove HDD cage (allows longer graphics cards) - 550w OCZ Bronze PSU 80+ Bronze - 1 x 140mm Antec tri-speed exhaust on top of case - 2 x 120mm Gentle Typhoon intakes at front of case - i5-2500k @ 4ghz, Corsair H60 w/ push pull Gentle Typhoons - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Motherboard - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Sparkle GTX560 non-Ti 1gb + can always add an SSD to this, so for an outlay of £215... would this be worth it? gatekeeper_si March 31, 2012 5:09:02 PM Asus Sabertooth P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard £140 - Novatech 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 2500K 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 £163 Novatech G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £44 Novatech Sharkoon T9 Value Gaming Case Black with Green LED Fans - (No PSU) £48 Novatech Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler £79 Novatech Wait and save for an SSD as the prices are a little high at the moment Proximon March 31, 2012 8:24:49 PM DarrylJ88 said:Mate of mine is likely to buy my current set up for £250, and I've eyed another set up for £465 delivered... Here's what I'd be buying.. - Antec 300 modded to remove HDD cage (allows longer graphics cards) - 550w OCZ Bronze PSU 80+ Bronze - 1 x 140mm Antec tri-speed exhaust on top of case - 2 x 120mm Gentle Typhoon intakes at front of case - i5-2500k @ 4ghz, Corsair H60 w/ push pull Gentle Typhoons - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Motherboard - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Sparkle GTX560 non-Ti 1gb + can always add an SSD to this, so for an outlay of £215... would this be worth it? That seems fairly nice. DarrylJ88 April 3, 2012 5:27:31 PM Yeah I've gone with that. I'm sure it should be fairly future proof - can always upgrade the GPU and add an ssd along the way. Should be a big improvement over my current system? Proximon April 3, 2012 9:31:36 PM Huge. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Q6700 Overclock stuck at 3.0Ghz, high temps and instability... HELP! Forum Q6700 for less than 100 bucks. Should I go for it? 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