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Upgrade Check

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Chris19, 11 Jun 2011.

  1. Chris19


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 570

    Hi all,

    I have not really been paying much attention to this sandybridge marlkey thats been going on but over the past few days i've been reading up and have come up with the following for an upgrade:


    I would greatly appreciate if someone could look over and put my mind at ease to confirm its all good. I'm currently running the following:

    1x2GB PC8500 - 1 stick died :(
    Corsair TX750W

    Both the cpu and graphics are under water hence the heatsinks in the shopping cart!

    So does it look good or can anyone offer some advice where it can be made better please.
  2. RJC


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,702

    Location: Kent

    The cpu cooler may interfear with the ram heatsinks, you might need to look at the Corsair with lower heatsink.
  3. Moothead2


    Joined: 23 May 2011

    Posts: 9,750

  4. Reaper 392


    Joined: 15 Feb 2011

    Posts: 10,235

    Location: Slough

    why not just keep the waterblock for the GPU, and get a new waterblock for the CPU?

    if i remember correctly, anything that supports the 1156 socket also supports the 1155, as they use the same mounting system

    you better make that an extra £20 for the GD53, because the G45 only supports crossfire, not SLI
  5. Moothead2


    Joined: 23 May 2011

    Posts: 9,750

    OCUK says it supports SLI and it even says it on the board:

  6. Riddell


    Joined: 23 Apr 2011

    Posts: 416

    I think the C45 is now out of stock.
  7. Chris19


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 570

    I did have the concern with the SA and the ram hitting each other. Had a look around and seems it does fit but it is very tight but im pretty confident i can jimmy it. The only reason i didnt go for those Corsair sticks is they are slightly more expensive for pretty much the same performance.

    Was looking to get the GD53 but when i found out pretty much all aftermarket gpu coolers take 3+ slots (4 for the shaman) i decided i will just stick to one card with a non specific heatsink so i can carry it over when i upgrade.

    Part of the reason for this upgrade is to ditch the watercooling, im not so much into overclocking and pushing everything to the max as i used to be and now it is more of a burden than anything else.
  8. Chris19


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 570

    Aww damn it! Was in stock yesterday, will just wait till it comes back in i thinks.
  9. stulid

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 17 Jan 2010

    Posts: 66,847

    Location: weston-super-mare

    MSI specs for the board doesn't show it supports SLI and other sellers dont list it as supporting SLI.

    The GD53 supports everything, has the OC Genie button, better capacitors and components, thicker PCB