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Help upgrading my old Vaio Rb30

By Vashanime04
Jan 4, 2009
  1. Need Help putting together a Good Gaming rig

    Hi I'm new to this forum and thought this would be the best place to ask for tips on what would be best. I just got back into the PC gaming scene and actually want my computer to be able to play them.(Crysis,Cod4, Wow,etc.) Now i have about 2,000 to spend on it if needed. A couple of things i use My Hdtv as a monitor, would also love to get some use from my Onkyo Ht-S6100, and was think about going quad instead of dual core.
     
  2. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    With that kind of budget, especially since you have a home theater and hdtv to hook up to, I'd just start with a new machine. You can easily set up a gaming rig to handle just about everything with 2 grand these days. I'm also recommending this because of your RAM max.
     
  3. Vashanime04

    Vashanime04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Updated Parts for Rig

    Thats pretty much what i was thinking but would need some help on seeing what would be good. What do you think about these selections. Not sure how i should handle the case.

    CPU:
    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor $294.99

    Motherboard:
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $209.99

    GPU:
    Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $509.99

    Ram:
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory $144.99

    HDD:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $109.99

    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $124.99
     
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