View Full Version : Planning on upgrading to this, any advice?

09-18-07, 08:48 PM
Been about 2yrs since i put any major upgrade into my PC and with new MOH and bioshock not being able to run on my old 9800TX, i think its about time to upgrade. Havent really kept up with new stuff in that time, so any advice would be great.

Current CPU: P4 3gig
upgrading to: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

From what i read is a good CPU for its price.

Current Mobo: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4C800-E Rev 1.xx
Upgrading to: EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188014 (<-- link wont work)

This is my biggest question really. Totaly lost with new MB, Needed one that support SLI, tho for now only getting 1 vid card, gonna get the second in a week, and from what i read only Nforce MB support SLI. Also needed a MB that support SATA raid for my Raptors. MB is a little expensive but about how much i paid for my current one when it was new. Any advice on a better MB would be nice.

Current Vid Card: RADEON 9800 XT
Upgrading to: XFX PVT80GTHD4 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail

Biggest Upgrade here, havent spend that much on a new Vid card since the voodoo2. Wanted something fast, but not over priced cause its new. something that will last a while (with SLI) With DX10 for the new stuff. Was thinking of maybe spending the extra $100 to get the GTX 8800, but not sure if the extra $100 is worth it. Any advice on that would be great.

Current Memory: 1gig of DDR ram, forgot the brand.
Upgrade to: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Not much ya can say about ram, its a good deal and will probably buy 2 more next week for a total of 4gigs.

Current PSU: God only knows.
Upgrading to: ENERMAX Liberty ELT620AWT ATX12V 620W Power Supply - Retail

I think an often overlooked part of ya PC, wanted to go with something that will work, has enough connectors, supports SLI, bit expensive but from what i read, works great.

Total Cost before shipping: $1,128.96
Any advice on any of these things would be great, differnt brand, diff model, any advice. Wont be ordering it till Thursday so, time to change anything.

09-18-07, 09:15 PM
Lot of good stuff for under $1200! Believe you will like the Quad. Someone else can comment on the mobo and video card for DX10. The ram is probably OK but the PSU can be improved for a few dollars more. I am knocking Enermax cause I use them but at the price-point you are getting close to the PC P&C Silencer 750W and it does have a good rep for quality and durability. Worth a look IMO.

Xion X2
09-18-07, 09:34 PM
If I were you, I would dump the 680i and go with one of the mainstream Intel P35 chipsets. Take the money you'll be saving from that and put it on an 8800GTX. It's a much stronger card than the GTS without the inconsistencies of SLI and an Nvidia chipset.

P35 doesn't support SLI, but your system will be much more stable this way, and you'll have better performance in your immediate future. Kentsfield is the right move, and I agree w/ Rytr on his PSU suggestion.

09-18-07, 11:14 PM
Id hold off for a couple of months if I were upgrading right now what with everything thats around the corner.
If I had willpower that is.