View Full Version : Mobo and other components Upgrade Advice

07-25-07, 01:50 PM
I need some advice regarding upgrading my dad's computer. He is currently on an Athlon XP build. Here's what I've gotten him so far:

Q6600 CPU
2GB Mushkin PC8500 (1066MHz)

I'm looking at buying him this motherboard, would like some comments for it:

ASUS P5K - Dual DDR1066, Firewire, 2 PCI-E (it seems all boards have CrossFire or SLI nowadays)

I also need to buy him a video card as well as a power supply.

This is not a gaming computer by the way. He does video rendering and processing for the most part and some audio stuff. I'm not sure what video card to get him, maybe an X1600, X1650, 7600, these seem to be cheap nowadays.

As for power supply, I'm thinking an Enermax 535W like the one I have, should be more than enough.

All comments are welcome!

07-25-07, 01:52 PM
The power supply should work fine.

07-25-07, 11:44 PM
MustangSVT, Looks good dude he should be happy.

07-26-07, 01:22 AM
I'm looking at an eVGA 8500GT video card. What do yall think? I'm thinking DX10, maybe hell want it for Vista at some point, and he doesn't really need gaming power.

07-26-07, 08:23 AM
That'll be great for watching HD content as well. The 8500GT supports the full complement of NVIDIA PureVideo features.