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Upgrade on 2 rigs and possibly to win 7, help please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Skarth, 7 Mar 2010.

  1. Skarth

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    Joined: 28 Sep 2006

    Posts: 25

    I am hoping someone could advise me on the best upgrades possible on my 2 rigs, I used to just visit OC every few years and buy a new system but times are a bit harder now and funds limited to £500 max, but if possible much less.
    I have a Dell S2409WB monitor for each machine and good Cooler master cases, PSU’S, keyboards, mouse etc, so am only looking to change the main components listed.
    Another option would be to get further into over clocking (if my bits are worth utilising), as at the moment the only clocking is Rig1 Cpu running at 3114 MHz using Asus AI software.
    The current components are
    Rig 1 Running Vista

    mb ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
    cpu Intel core 2 duo E6600
    memory 4mb ddr2 PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
    gpu Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    Monitor Dell S2409WB @1920 x 1080

    Rig 2 Running XP

    mb ASUS A8R-MVP
    cpu AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+
    memory 2MB ddr PC3200
    gpu Radeon X1950 512MB
    Monitor Dell S2409WB @1920 x 1080


    I use Rig 1 mostly for gaming (all the latest at 1920 x 1080 , while downloading/watching films/occasional World of Warcraft on Rig 2.
    I need them both to be stable and upgrade both to Win 7 as soon as funds allow.
    Thanks in advance for any assistance given
     
  2. Mercutio

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    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,005

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    Well, for one of them the win 7 pro upgrade pack from a student software site is about £40. If you have a mate who could help, theres 2 :)
    I used to be a student in sheffield so stuck that down as my current details and had no issue from them.
     
  3. Skarth

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    Joined: 28 Sep 2006

    Posts: 25

    awesome, i will try that thanks :)
     
  4. Skarth

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    Joined: 28 Sep 2006

    Posts: 25

    any other suggestins ?