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May 20, 2012 3:02:05 PM

I have the following system. Works perfectly fine but would like to do some simple upgrades for more performance if anyone thinks it might be worth it.


-LG Black 8X Blu-ray Burner SATA WH08LS20

-Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

-OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

-SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ...

-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920

-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ...

-Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thanks!
May 20, 2012 3:04:18 PM

To add to the above, price isn't a huge factor but don't want the cost of a totally new system.

gdurbin said:
I have the following system. Works perfectly fine but would like to do some simple upgrades for more performance if anyone thinks it might be worth it.


-LG Black 8X Blu-ray Burner SATA WH08LS20

-Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

-OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

-SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ...

-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920

-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active ...

-Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thanks!

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May 20, 2012 3:27:37 PM

i would say a new GPU like a HD 7850 or 7870 and a SSD drive like a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 give it new life

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May 20, 2012 3:47:24 PM

What is your current performance problem?

For gaming, upgrade the graphics card.
For general performance, get a SSD. INtel 520 or Samsung 830.
For usefulness, add a second monitor.
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May 20, 2012 4:29:41 PM

I failed to mention the used for computer, sorry! Mostly gaming, internet useage.

geofelt said:
What is your current performance problem?

For gaming, upgrade the graphics card.
For general performance, get a SSD. INtel 520 or Samsung 830.
For usefulness, add a second monitor.

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May 20, 2012 7:08:01 PM

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Mostly gaming, internet useage.


then a SSD and GPU. the SSD will help your boot times ans level loading in games and a better GPU will help you frame rates and allow you to turn on the eyecandy. of course your current GPU isn't a bad one.
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May 20, 2012 8:05:42 PM

A SSD is one of the best upgrades ever. I would look for at least a 80gb unit.

If you upgrade your graphics card, make it a significant jump.
Your current 5870 is a very good card, and you may be disappointed unless you jump at least to a GTX670 or 7970.

I doubt that your cpu will be a limiting factor.

Run your games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
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