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 =) m 0 l magister June 26, 2012 6:48:29 PM still looking for some replies please... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking to upgrade advice needed please Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my build! advice needed Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade a 670 GTX, need some advice concerning older components and how they might work with a new GPU. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade due to limited gaming experience, need some advice! Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my current build, need advice Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade Need advice! Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade My Memory (need advice) Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade and need advice Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my GPU - Need advice. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade need some advice please Forum Looking to Upgrade my PC. Need advice! Forum looking to upgrade my rig, need some advice Forum Looking to upgrade need advice! currently running sli gfx cards Forum Looking to upgrade some components, need some advice from the community. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade Dell Dimension 3000; need advice Forum Looking to upgrade half a gaming rig - Need some advice Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade, need some advice. Forum Looking to Upgrade Graphics Card, Need Advice Forum Looking for an upgrade, need advice Forum Looking To Upgrade Video Card - Need PSU Advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !