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Upgrade my PC

By pkbobble
Oct 19, 2011
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  1. Hi I have been trying to decide what to do for my next PC, and I figured I would maybe upgrade my current PC/ Buy new PC parts and try to build it. I would really appreciate any suggestions or tips on replacement parts or what not. Thank guys!

    This is what I have now:
    BUNDLE: None
    BLUETOOTH: None
    CD: Sony 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+2] (BLACK COLOR)
    CD2: NONE [-16]
    CAS: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Window
    CASUPGRADE: NONE
    CS_FAN: Default case fans
    CPU: Intel(R) CoreT i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
    CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
    CARE2: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
    FREEBIE_OS: FREE! (Halo 2) Game
    FLOPPY: NONE
    FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
    FREEBIE_RM: None
    FA_HDD: None
    FLASHMEDIA: None
    HDD: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-6])
    HDD2: NONE
    IEEE_CARD: NONE
    KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
    MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
    MODEM: NONE
    MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
    MONITOR: NONE
    MONITOR2: NONE
    MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58 Pro-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFire DDR3 Mainboard
    MEMORY: 3GB (1GBx3) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory [-51] (Corsair or Major Brand)
    NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
    OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    OS_UPGRADE: None
    POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
    PRINTER: None
    PRINTER_CABLE: None
    RUSH: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 3 BUSINESS DAYS [+69]
    SOFT1: Free 60 Days Microsoft(R) Office(R) 2007 (Words, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook + More) - Windows VistaT Required
    SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    SPEAKERS: None
    TEMP: NONE
    TVRC: None
    USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    USBHD: NONE
    VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 CORE 216 896MB 16X PCI Express [-12] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    VIDEO2: None
    VIDEO3: None
    VC_PHYSX: NONE
     
  2. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 567   +13

    Im only going to say this one time, cut out all the crap in between, all we need is the actual parts.
    anyway i would look at getting socket 1155 because its newer, cheaper and generally faster
     
  3. Blkm0nk3y92

    Blkm0nk3y92 TS Member Posts: 70

    Lmao, yeah its pretty crazy.
     
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Your present PC looks pretty good. I would advise you to pick up a better video card to get optimum performance out of the latest games.

    What kind of a budget do you have? Ideally pick up 2 Radeon HD 6950s and CrossFire them.
     
  5. pkbobble

    pkbobble TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey sorry that my post was too cluttered, hopefully this is better? My budget is 1k.
    Thanks again guys!


    CASE: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Window

    CPU: Intel(R) CoreT i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366

    FAN: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

    HDD: Single Hard Drive (750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-6])

    MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58 Pro-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFire DDR3 Mainboard

    MEMORY: 3GB (1GBx3) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory [-51] (Corsair or Major Brand)

    POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)

    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 CORE 216 896MB 16X PCI Express [-12] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
     
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    If it's for gaming all I'd change is the video card and add some RAM. Everything else looks pretty decent. If you were planning to replace anyway then it might be worth a bit of overclocking (omg the world must be coming to an end if I'm recommending an OC) since you probably have a lot of headroom with that proc.
     
  7. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    The Core i7 920 was made for overclocking, it's almost mandatory to do it.
     


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