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    Upgrading, what to get?

    My systems getting a little dated - not sure if its worth the money upgrading yet though..

    Anyway Ive currently got:

    1700+ @ 2.3ghz
    nf7-s r2 mobo
    9500np gfx
    1gb of pc3500 corsair mem which can probably go to 230+ @ 2-2-2-7 @ 3v+ with a decent mobo - nf7-s has problems past 220 without proper modding.

    Ive also got watercooling (of the DIY kind) for cpu, gpu, hdd, and nb, which is plenty good enough for all current hardware

    This is what I am thinking of getting:

    Amd64 cpu, one of the cheapest, and overclock far past the most expensive ones

    AMd64 mobo, one good for overclocking.

    Graphics card, probably ati's best offering, alhtough ps3 is tempting me to get nvidias - how ever thats spelt...


    Any suggestions? As always Im more concerned with over-clocked performance, and not stock performance. There is such a large difference between the two.... I hear that amd64 chips overclock very well

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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
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    Get the new Winchester 3000+ in a MSi Neo2 Platinum. NVidia will be faster than the ATI, especially in the NForce board. You'll want a matched pair for memory, OCZ Platinum EL is regarded as the best you can get at the moment. And make sure you have a good PSU. I like the Tagan 480.

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    Having thought about it, I think this is what its probably going to cost me:

    Viewsonic VX912 19" TFT LCD - £370
    S939 Nforce4 mobo - £100
    AMD64 S939 CPU - £130
    Nvidias best PCI-EX card - £400? thoguth may wait for the next gen ati...

    Thats £1000, a [insert word here] lot of money!!!

    Now if I think whats already been spent:

    1700+ £45
    2x nf7-s (I b0rked one) - £170
    9700np - £220 + 9500np - £35 = £255
    1gb bh-5 - £140
    Lianli pc70 case - £135
    Full watercooling - £50 + £50 + £55 + £20 + £20 + £20 + £20 + £15 = £250
    21" crt - £60
    120gb hdd *dead* £110 + 160gb HDD £110 = £220
    CWT 550W psu - £55

    £1260, so far. Thats not including all the little bits, or the parts for my other pc (some of which im using in here untill I upgrade, as others got b0rked).

    I could then sell the 1700+, nf7-s, and possibly the 21" crt, to get back:
    £120
    Last edited by SilentDeath; 15-11-2004 at 03:15 AM.

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