So I have an GT 5654 that I've upgraded. Thus far I've added a corsair 650 wat PSU and installed an GTS450 video card. The mother board is original and so is the processor. I want to know what would be the max upgrade on a processor for this mother board
And one last thing, in my bios where would I go to OC my current AMD Athlon 64bit 5000+ 2.6?
Price range up to 300 and i will be upgrading the cooling system w/processor(this year) as well as the mobo(next year)
Ok so I've had this PC for 5 years now and it's my Frankenstein. I've upgrade the power supply to a Corsair 650 watts. The video card went from an integrated Nvidia something to an Nvidia GTS 450. Now I want to play with it's "brain" I am currently using the original AMD Athlon X2 64 bit 5000+ 2.6Ghz and original mobo which is an
Any and all help would be very much appreciated as well for an cooling system
Price range up to $400ish for both processor and cooling sytem
That board is AM2, not even AM2+ (which isn't even that much of a step up anyways) either way your looking at all new components for that price range, your DDR2 ram is not compatible with newer equipment either. Also your board is using a nForce 430 chipset with is PCI-E 1.0 compliant which is not graphics friendly.
Intel or AMD doesn't matter to me, just going to post a nice combo I use frequently up here and hopefully it's something your interested in.
I added a graphics card in here just by a recommendation, this card is approx 4x faster then a GTS450 with a nice price tag (192 Cuda Cores > 768 Cuda Cores)
Processor is ridiclously faster then a 5000+, going from 2000 > 4000MHz HT Speed, 2 Cores > 4 Cores, 1MB (L2) > 8MB (L2+L3) Cache, and 2.6GHz > 3.4GHz
Hope this helps
The first post I like with options under my price range. Actually all the responses here are excellent. But here is what I've found on the side, A bit more pricier but somewhat keeping "Frankensein" in an original state. I will be getting a gaming PC as well. Think of it as a "legendary" build so to speak for someone who visits with similar interest to be like "Whaaa?". Hobby purpose.I actually can use this rig as it is and play Skyrim on High settings and it is somewhat jerky on Ultra.
Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition
High Static Pressure 120mm Fan (CO-9050007-WW)
Price: $16.95 FrozenCPU.com
And maybe some opinions on the PC I'm looking at.
iBUYPOWER POWER TG918SLC Gaming PC -
3rd Gen. Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD,
DVDRW, 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, Windows 8 64-bit, Liquid Cooling,
Keyboard & Mouse
Price: $799.99 TigerDirect.com
I'll get an different keyboard and mouse.
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply -
600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
All answers were extraordinary insights. I decided to trash this PC and rebuild with a barebones kit from Tigerdirect.com the previous post was a "spur of the moment I finally got some funds to work with." type thing. Thank you everyone.