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£1000.00 to spend on UPGRADE

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September 27, 2010 9:07:33 PM

Hey everyone,

Have finally decided to upgrade the old Dell XPS 710. I have £1000 to spend on it, no more.

So, my current specs are:

Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia Nforce 590 Sli Mpu
Q6600 Processor
4 Gig of Ram (6--mhz)
8800 GTX Graphics Card
139 Gig Raptor Hard Drive
Physics Card

Would love to hear some suggestions about what use think I can do with this machine, its starting to show its age!


More about : 1000 spend upgrade

September 27, 2010 9:29:18 PM

i5 760
P55 ASUS/Gigabyte/EVGA motherboard with x8/x8 SLI
EVGA 460 (1GB) GPU
4GB (2x2GB kit) DDR3-1600 cas7 RAM
Samsung F3 500GB HDD
CPU cooler (Kingwin 1264, Coolermaster Hyper 212, Xigmatek Balder)
Need a new PSU? Seasonic, Antec 650 or 620W.

Save some money and snag a good OCZ Agility 2, OCZ Vertex 2, Gskill Pheonix, Patriot Inferno, Corsair Force SSD (90GB+) during the year end sales.

Did I forget anything? Assuming you can re-use the case?
September 27, 2010 9:34:28 PM

Sounds good! Hope to still re-use the case as its an excellant one! Dont know if I need a new PSU as the one i have is 1000w
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September 27, 2010 9:40:07 PM

Even adding a second 460 (1GB) GPU you would only need a 750W PSU.
September 27, 2010 9:45:49 PM

Does the FSB on the motherboard have to match that of the CPU? If I thought I could get away with it I would not replace the motherboard as I know it is so much trouble lol
September 27, 2010 10:04:04 PM

lol. The CPU and motherboard must match. New motherboard = faster architecture; its a good thing.