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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 21, 2012 8:53:29 PM

Hello, I have a GeForce GTX260 but would like to upgrade my PC abit.
This is my configuration:
2,67 gigahertz Intel Core i7 920
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
3062 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum00)
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum02)
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T Rev 1.xx
Raptor [Hard drive] (138,29 GB) -- drive 0 (2 x 10k rpm 70GB raptor disks)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 [Display adapter] 896DDR3 RAM

I'd like to change the GPU and maybe an SSD harddrive by spending maximum €400.
What would be the best product to buy without having to change me board?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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March 22, 2012 3:14:36 AM

What's your power supply? And I'd go for a 7850 over a 6950. If you get the 7850, then whatever PSU you use with a GTX 260 will be plenty. In the U.S., that would run you $250.

What websites do you use in the UK? Pretty much any SATA III SSD will do fine. I'd go with the cheapest I could find (although not the OCZ Octane or Petrol lines). I suggest a 120GB version. In the U.S., that would run you $120.

Other than that, your system should be plenty for any task today. Although you may want to consider picking up a third 2GB DDR3 RAM stick. You'll want to match the specs on the two you already have (such as 1600MHz CL9 1.65V).

Lastly, you may want to look up some info/start a thread on overclocking that i7-920. That CPU is no slouch, but it will probably OC to 3.2GHz with no voltage adjustments or additional cooling. If you overclock, be careful with your temps. Pick up a $10 Corsair A50 cooler w/ promo code EMCNGHN63: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 22, 2012 3:23:18 AM

panwala95 said:
buy a hd 6950 for $249 from newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



From the fact the OP is using the euro sign I/m guessing that they won't be able to buy from newegg (US only).

For 400 euro you should wait for 1 more day when Nvidia will release their new GPU, this will play with the pricing of AMD cards and may force some price drops. However as prices currently stand the 7950 comes in just shy of your budget: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-Radeon-HD-7950-3GB-Core-E...

If you're looking to get both a gpu and an ssd for 400 euro's then here's my recommendations:

Crucail 128GB SSD: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SSD-Crucial-128GB-SATA-6Gb-s-...
Nvidia 560 ti 448 cores: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EVGA-GTX-560ti-FTW-448-cores-...
Actually, I'd recommend the 7850/7870 over the 560 ti if you can find them, better performance, heat and power consumption for similar costs.

These total at approx 370 euro or something like that.
March 23, 2012 6:03:38 AM

OP, I'm closing this tab in my browser since you're not replying. Send me a PM if you come back.