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My new build / Upgrade, looking some advice.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by YoungOzzy, 14 Mar 2010.

  1. YoungOzzy

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    Hey guy's.
    I have a bit of spare cash at the moment and want to upgrade / build a new PC. I mainly use my pc for Photoshop, BFBC2, MW2, After effects , browsing etc. I am hoping you guys can give me a idea on what not to get and what to get. Most of the stuff i have has been working perfecto for me for 2 years now, exept for the motherboards, 3 motherboards over the 2 years. So thats why im looking to upgrade to quality stuff this time.

    Would love to upgrade to i3 or i5, is there any point for what i do ?

    Here is my curent spec at the minute :-

    Intel E8400 3.00ghz x2 (Keep)
    MSI P35 Neo 2 motherboard ( No sound any more)
    4GB Crucial Ram 4x1GB (Keep)
    Plait 9600GT (Keep) ( upgrade to 250 ?)
    TPLINK Wireless N card (Keep)
    Cheapo Sound card.
    Modded Mac pro Case :D

    Now i have a budget of around £200 to do this.

    What i need want :-

    New motherboard with :-
    4 ram slots
    Good layout

    New case :-
    Either
    Coolermaster 335
    Coolermaster Sniper

    Antec 300
    Antec 902

    Want something a bit smaller, sick of big cases tbh :rolleyes:

    Not going near ATI and AMD

    Prefebaly from OCUK :p

    My PC at the minute : -

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  2. stulid

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    I would get a ati5770, and antec902.

    no point buying a new motherboard for old tech.

    Overclock your CPU more.
     
  3. YoungOzzy

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    Forgot to menition i am not going near ATI have had problems before and never liked them since.

    And as for motherboard i want something smaller and wont **** up every month or so as this one has.

    Havent a clue on overclocking.
     
  4. MonkeykingZX

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    Ati have sorted out alot of their problems and are generally more reliable now a days

    alot of my friend's have more problems with nvidia cards as of late but i've have no problems with either brand don't let past experience's let you waste money on something that's not worth it mate

    I agree with stulid no point upgrading socket 775 get a decent cooler on that cpu and oc it
     
  5. YoungOzzy

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    Ill need to get a decent motherboard if i am going to do that, i wouldnt rely on that MSI **** i have at the minute thats why i am asking you guy's :)

    I have a decent cooler, ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 and boys dos she cool :)

    [​IMG]

    The 9600gt is fine like but just when i have the money i am looking to upgrade.

    Do you lot think i should go to i3 or i5 ?
    Is it worth it for what i do and will i notice a difference ?
     
  6. stulid

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    Ok. Then buy the cheapest/2nd hand motherboard you can find.

    And get a nice case which will last you years.
     
  7. YoungOzzy

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    I have been, always **** them selves after about 5 months.

    case wise i just went and got a partly damaged mac pro case and modded it but too much for me to try and get things made for it so just gonna sell it and get a small decent case. Before i had a CM690 and loved/hated it :L
     
  8. YoungOzzy

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    Had looked at this :-
     
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  9. shroomz

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    Mate, I'm sorry but you came here asking for advice, on what's best. And the fact is that the Radeon cards are simply better just now.

    I agree on the cooler got an NV120 myself mounted with AS5, possibly one of my best purchases ever, looking to take it over to my next upgrade.

    Your processor is fine for now, you can look at getting one of the ASUStek p45/p43 motherboards and overclocking it. With a budget of £200 you might struggle to make all the changes you want though.
     
  10. stulid

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    That's too much money to waste on old tech.

    Your 9600gt was a good mid-range card 4 years ago, now it must be getting really long in the tooth.
     
  11. YoungOzzy

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    Yea .. ATI...Are they cooler ?

    And yea i agree brilliant cooler.
    I love the processor i have, although on default settings the PC still feels slow now and again.

    And i havent a clue on OCing :S
     
  12. MonkeykingZX

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    there are several guides on the net for overclocking and you can always post in the overclocking section of the forum here for help :)

    you might wanna remove that bay link from your other post btw as linking to competitors isn't allowed

    Asus P5QL/EPU this would probs do you

    that or just save your money for another month or something and get an i5 setup you can get a mobo, cpu and ram for £300
     
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  13. YoungOzzy

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    Is i5 worth for what i do ?

    And ill have a look at some of the stuff you's have told me

    Alright to post OCUK shop links ?
     
  14. MonkeykingZX

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    an oc'd i3 would probs be enough for photoshop and the occasional game and yeah it's ok to post ocuk shop links
     
  15. shroomz

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    If by cooler you mean faster and more power efficient then yup. Overclocking is pretty easy once you read some guides.

    I'd suggest £130 for a 1gb Asus 5770
     
  16. shroomz

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    That's a good safe board, but you won't be pushing any boundaries with it
     
  17. YoungOzzy

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    i3 Order

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    Thinking of this just save the £200 i have and sell my current stuff "/

    Antec 902 or 300 ?
     
  18. MonkeykingZX

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    you really don't want that graphics card they're incredibly slow and only just faster (1-5fps) than your current 9600gt in alot of games and slower in others

    get the antec 300 case and use the £50 you've saved to get an ati hd5770 the only real worthwhile nvidia upgrade would be a gtx260 which cost about £150
     
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  19. YoungOzzy

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    250-260 be better ?
     
  20. shroomz

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    You'll need a new cooler as the Nirvana doesn't come with a LGA1156 bracket