im currently in the process to upgrading my PC
but i dont know if i can just buy a good card & stick it in? i have an average system... Foxconn G31 board, E2100 1.8 Duel Core CPU, 450 watt p/s 4gig 800 DDR 2 Ram, GTS 450 card. about 5 fans (2800 rpm) 1 12 cm fan. Windows 7, 64 bit..
so here's what i want to know, if i this setup can run a GTX 480. or should i just get another GTS 450 n power supply? which will cost about the same as me buying the GTX 480 on E-bay or some? because the PC shops in my area is damn expensive to buy any components n stuff...
or else i can just get the G640 CPU w intel 1155 board 8 gig Ram. & just stay with the GTS 450?
come to think of it I haven't seen a shop sell a board that has 2x PCI E16 pins. unless ya order it
It would be about 3000 Rands.
Ive seen the price of a GTX 480 on E-bay 200$
& a 650watt p/s for 22$
The prices from shops in my area are,
Intel Pentium G620 LGA 1155 2.6 Ghz 3MB @ 599
Foxconn H61MX LGA1155 2nd Gen Core MBoard HDMI VGA DVI @450
2 x Dynet Memory 4G DDR3 @ 560
GTS 450 @ 1300
so what do you think??
sorry my bad... the p/s is from ebay (PoWork GOLD ATX 12CM Fan 650W Silent Power Supply w/20-24pin SATA PCI-E--NEW) same specs as what id pay about 82$ my side...
as for Ram theres only 2 options i have here Dynet or Zeppelin...
i know the 480 is outdated, but looking at whats affordable it does works out cheaper.
& the place that selling the card is called "newegg.com" (Evga GTX 480 @199$ w/shipping)
oh 8 Rands = 1$... so buying online is cheaper than buying from my area
Usually newegg. Might want to check shops. If you buy a new Intel core series CPU you'll need to buy a new motherboard and ram as well. You don't need to do all that, just get a Q6x00, Q8x00 or Q9x00. Get it as close to 3GHz as your G31 board allows.
newegg.com: I primarily order from them I get great service from them and have for about 10 years now way back when amd was on top of the market socket 939 if you wanna know how old that is you can look it up
NCIX: They are primarily a Canadian store but they have a US site.
Caution with motherboards: be careful what chipset you get because with ivy bridge you can run into a situation where you would need to flash your bios to be able to use the cpu. So I would recommend to be safe to either get a z68 board or or a z75/z77 board.
Intel Core i5 2500k
Asrock Z68 EXTREME4 Gen 3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB OC
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB (2x4)
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Fatality Professional
Samsung 830 256GB SATA III SSD
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB SATA II
LG 12x Super Multi Blue WH12LS38
CM Storm Sniper
Corsair AX850 PSU
Corsair Hydro H100
I've spoken to the guys from newegg they dont do international shipping.. so that takes them out o the Q..
ill still get the 650watts p/s from e-bay. & also seen some 3.0ghz cpu's there also...
any other sites to get the graphic card?