Looking to upgrade - Advice needed! Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: June 26, 2012 6:48 PM in Systems Share magister June 25, 2012 9:51:34 PM Hello, I am currently having some issues with my PC. I am not sure what is causing the issue (it doesn't like to boot into windows some times, esp. if I leave it off overnight). I am thinking I have a mainboard or PSU issue, so I am going to replace both since I have no way to test which it is. The mainboard I have now is currently still under warranty (3yr warrant purchased about a year ago) however the PSU is a couple of years old and I have no warranty info for it so. My current parts: Quote: Win 7 x64 BFG GTX 260 OC: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 12 Gigs of Ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... MSI M4A89GTD Pro: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... WD Black Edition SATA 6 HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... AMD Phenom II Processor: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Xion 1000w PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... I was realise I don't need a 1000w PSU, so I am going to drop down to a lower priced 750w one, I was thinking of the: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... and for the mainboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... I am also considering upgrading my video card, I would like suggestions in the 150 price range please (or as close as possible, I'll say 150-200, but lower is better heh). I currently have BFG GTX 260 OC, and it's been an amazing card but it's getting a little long in the tooth. I don't care what site (ncix, newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca, etc) I am Canadian, please keep that in mind, as long as they ship to Canada, I am fine with that. I have about 220$ to spend on the motherboard + PSU combined (with taxes + delivery) - so chop that up however you like, and as I mentioned, about 150(possibly 200) for the video card. Everything else is fine as is I think. Suggest away please and thanks very much for your time and efforts, Cheers. More about : upgrade advice needed magister June 26, 2012 8:57:26 AM Would really like to have some people weigh in on the motherboard & GPU please. I've seen a couple of deals that end in the next couple of days and I need to make a choice =) magister June 26, 2012 6:48:29 PM still looking for some replies please... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLooking for some general upgrade advice ForumLooking to upgrade comp, need advice on GPU and PSU ForumAm looking to upgrade my psu/videocard/HD.. need advice ForumLooking to upgrade Dell Dimension 3000; need advice ForumLooking to upgrade , need some advice ForumNoob looking for advice on upgrade ForumLooking to upgrade my video card, and need some advice ForumI am looking for advice on an upgrade ForumLooking for Advice on an upgrade ForumNewbie, looking for video card upgrade advice . ForumLooking for Upgrade Advice ForumLooking for advice on an upgrade ForumUpgrading GPU, advice needed please ForumLooking to upgrade my card, need some advice ForumLooking for advice for a GPU upgrade ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumJust put together a theoretical build, need critiquing, advice ForumHelp Needed With Build Components for $500-600 Build~ Forum[Solved] Advice for making my first PC Budget:$1,300 Forum$2000 build. First build need advice. Willing to go up to $3000 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !