I want to upgrade my system! SUGGESTIONS?

By waterproof
Apr 24, 2010
  1. Here are my current specs for my PC:

    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Gigabyte S-Series G31M-ES2L motherboard
    4GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
    2 TB Sata
    Asus EN900GT BP Video Card 512 DDR3 (NVidia GeForce 9600 GT)
    Windows 7 64bit

    MY PC would be 2 years old early next year, now I'm looking for some upgrade that would improve my computer performance when it comes to entertainment and gaming. Need suggestions, thanks for any help.
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Most importantly, how much are you planning to spend on the upgrade?

    Do you plan to build a new system or are there parts you will be using from your current one?
  3. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 208

    under $2000 would be fine, as for current parts only the 2 TB hard drive i would not change, as for the case, probably would change it.
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    One last question, would you also be requiring a monitor and other peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, etc.?

    Those aside, here's what I would pick:

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz - $294.99
    ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 - $239.99
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 - $169.99
    XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB - $409.99
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W - $109.99
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 - $139.98

    Total - $1364.93

    That saves you some for a monitor if you need one. If not, then consider adding a second HD 5870 for some serious gaming power.
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