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Upgrading my comp over time

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by chris_uk333, 25 Jun 2010.

  1. chris_uk333

    Wise Guy

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    Hi guys. I am upgrading my PC every few months, and wondered where i should start. My specs are:

    Q8200
    ATI XFX Overclocked 4850
    4GB DDR2 OCZ
    OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W
    320GB Sata HD
    Motherboard is a Asus P5KPL-AM
    Case is Thermaltake VL10001W2Z Element G Case

    I am going to spend 200-300 for the first upgrade. What should i plump for? Motherboard and CPU? I am a gamer and ultimately want to play my games on 1920 x 1080.

    Cheers in advance.
     
    Last edited: 25 Jun 2010
  2. AiiR

    Mobster

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    Would try and save a wee bit more money then go for an i5 or Phenom II setup, then you have a solid platform for other upgrades such as an ssd or better graphics.
     
  3. pooley

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    you could oc your cpu to 3.0/3.2mhz and then get yourself a 5850.
     
  4. skid34

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  5. chris_uk333

    Wise Guy

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    Would an SSD improve performance decently?
     
  6. stulid

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    +1
     
  7. chris_uk333

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    I have no idea how to overclock though. I might go for a 5850 though...Cheers for replies
     
  8. chris_uk333

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    Thoughts on this upgrade package?
     
  9. stulid

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  10. Ryan-3

    Sgarrista

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    I'd go for a H50 CPU cooler rather than a blu ray drive, and then a 5850.

    Then if you wanted to go and overclock, I guess we'd all be happy to help :)
     
  11. stulid

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  12. chris_uk333

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