Upgrade Advice for 2007 Striker Extreme/Q6600 Build
I would like some upgrade advice regarding a previously built system that one of my kids is currently using. It is a December 2007 build that recently had one of its SLI video cards fail.
Approximate Purchase Date: 3-10 days
Budget Range: less than $200, since it is not one of our main computers
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (Oblivion-like games), homework
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Video Card, Additional 2 GB memory
Monitor: Viewsonic p225f CRT (1600x1200@75) Case: Antec P182 Power: PC Power/Cooling Quad 750 Silencer MBoard: Asus Striker Extreme CPU: Intel Quad Core Q6600@2.4ghz (no OC) Memory: 2 GB Corsair XMS 204pin DDR2 800/6400 (4-4-4-12 @2.1v) [2 of 4 slots used] Video Card: 1x 8800 EVGA GTS 512 (was 2 in SLI but one recently failed) OS: MS Windows XP Prof. 32-bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, tiger direct
Location: Tampa, Florida
Parts Preferences: no preference
Overclocking: Yes, but only auto setting
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200@75
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Recent failure by one of the SLI video cards. Rather than find another matching one was thinking of upgrading to single card solution and drop in 2 GB more memory since it is cheap and perhaps some gain with respect to additional 1 GB of "recognized" memory.