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Need help with PC Upgrade

By Jawshh
Aug 7, 2009
  1. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    So, you mean if I put a 3xxx card on the board, I'll be able to use both the onboard and the PCI-e one as if I am using Crossfire? Does it also apply to the AMD 785G chipset?

    Thanx
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I think Red means that the onboard video chipset is a 3xxx Series.
     
  3. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Ah ok. Yea its HD 3200. Do you know where I can find its specs? I can't find it on the AMD website.

    Thanx
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes, it's called Hybrid Crossfire, and it only works with an HD 2400 or HD 3400. But the performance is still pretty abysmal compared to a standalone card like the HD 4770. It's not worth it IMO.
     
  5. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Ok i'll go for a 790G mobo then.

    Thanx
     
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

  7. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Ah its quite weak.

    Thanx
     
  8. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    I am going to buy Xigmatek Dark Knight Cpu Cooler, its says it supports AM2 on the specs. And, the Phenom II is AM3, Will it fit?

    Thanx
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It will fit without problems.
     
  10. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Ah nice.

    Thanx
     
  11. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Here's the final setup rit:

    AMD phenom II X2 550,

    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4,

    OCZ reaper PC2-6700 4GB kit,

    Topower 600W,

    Xigmatek Dark Knight.
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Looks good. Not buying a new video card then?
     
  13. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    No I'll use my 7300GT for now. I'll have to save some more for a video card. I hope the HD 4890's price falls so I can have it. :)
     
  14. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Hey Jawshh. What case are you planning to use? Just check and ensure that the Xigmatek Dark Knight fits your case. (I presume you'll be OCing significantly! :D)
     
  15. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Oh yea I completely forgot, I was also planning to change case because I don't think the PSU will fit.

    Can you help me choose? http://www.jacey.org/jaceyweb/index...rt&page=shop.browse&category_id=540&Itemid=54 I will buy from this company. Let me know the best ones. And also, the prices are in Rupees, so, you won't have trouble picking a good not too expensive one ;).

    Thanx

    Lol, yea:D . I wanted to enter the Gigabyte OC contest but its ending on 13th, too bad, but I'll train myself well with the phenom for the next contest.:slurp:
     
  16. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The case depends on your budget.

    My preference : CM690 > Antec 300 > Thermaltake M9

    If you've got a higher budget go for the HAF932.
     
  17. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    seems tight. Can't I buy one under 3000 rupees?
     
  18. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    You could try the NZXT Alpha.

    Just ensure that the Xigmatek fits.
     
  19. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Hey I looked up the specs of the CM690, it supports 7 120mm fans, that's awesome. I can already imagine how much OC i'll be able to do. I think i'll have that one. It's a Mid-Tower case, the Dark Knight will fit? What's the difference between a full Tower and a Mid Tower( I know in size but I mean, what can I fit more) ?
     
  20. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    E-ATX mobos fit only in Full Towers I guess.

    The Xigmatek should fit. I have the CM690 with the OCZ Vendetta 2 seated comfortably in it. :)
     
  21. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Good, the CM690 should be perfect then ;)

    Thanx
     
  22. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

  23. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It should work, since I can see lots of 667MHz modules in the Memory QVL for that board.
     
  24. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Ok good then.

    Thanx
     
  25. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Hey,


    Is Foxconn, biostar and MSI good for overclocking?
     
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