£1000.00 to spend on UPGRADE Tags: Prebuilt Dell Studio Xps Systems Last response: September 27, 2010 10:04 PM in Systems Share Anonymous 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! Thankyou! More about : 1000 spend upgrade dndhatcher 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? Anonymous 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 Related resources Im ready to spend $1,000.00 - Forum Upgrading two systems pls help $1000.00 each - Forum Time to upgrade my computer v. 100000 - Forum Looking to upgrade, have about 1000$ to spend - Forum I have £200 to spend on an upgrade, what should i do? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dndhatcher September 27, 2010 9:40:07 PM Even adding a second 460 (1GB) GPU you would only need a 750W PSU. Anonymous 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 dndhatcher September 27, 2010 10:04:04 PM lol. The CPU and motherboard must match. New motherboard = faster architecture; its a good thing. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumUpgrading gaming pc for <$1000.00! Help! ForumSolvedShould I upgrade anything or just spend money on a new machine? ForumSolvedNeed to upgrade my pc for better gaming performance, have 1300-1500$ to spend ForumSolvedI am not sure if I should spend the money to upgrade just yet... ForumSolvedPC Upgrade - $500 to spend ForumSolvedSpend $400 upgrade budget ForumLooking to upgrade graphics card, should I spend or wait for new technology? Forum$100 to spend on an upgrade ForumSolvedComputer Upgrading Time - Where should I spend my money first. ForumWhat is most wise to spend money on as a upgrade ForumSolved$300-$350 for upgrade - how to spend ForumSpend it better - 2007 to 2013 upgrade ForumHave $500-700 to spend on upgrade for gaming PC. ForumSolved[Upgrading] $480 to spend ForumDeciding on how to spend 300$ on an partial upgrade. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !