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I'm looking at upgrading a few parts and just want some opinions on what I picked:

MOBO - asrock p67 extreme4
CPU - intel i5-2500k
Heatsink - zalman cnps9500
RAM - corsair vengeance 4gb
Windows 7 Home

Total price comes to about $570 Canadian, $470 if you just look at the parts and don't include Windows 7. I plan on upgrading the GPU eventually but my current one should last me a little longer. Thoughts?
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Heck just putting Win 7 on your current system would be a big upgrade for it, and save you some cash. But your new parts will fine, should be a nice mid range system. good luck
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Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
I'm looking at upgrading a few parts and just want some opinions on what I picked:

MOBO - asrock p67 extreme4
CPU - intel i5-2500k
Heatsink - zalman cnps9500
RAM - corsair vengeance 4gb
Windows 7 Home

Total price comes to about $570 Canadian, $470 if you just look at the parts and don't include Windows 7. I plan on upgrading the GPU eventually but my current one should last me a little longer. Thoughts?
gtx470 is absolutely fine,
but change that mobo to a gigabyte z68x ud3p,
get thermalright silver arrow/scythe ninja copper cpu cooler,
hope u like my suggestion
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Thanks for the feedback.

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Heck just putting Win 7 on your current system would be a big upgrade for it, and save you some cash. But your new parts will fine, should be a nice mid range system. good luck
You think so? My goal with this upgrade is to set myself up for the next couple years of gaming. I'm pretty sure i'll need more than a new OS.

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gtx470 is absolutely fine,
but change that mobo to a gigabyte z68x ud3p,
get thermalright silver arrow/scythe ninja copper cpu cooler,
hope u like my suggestion
What's your reasoning behind switching the mobo? They look pretty similar. The silver arrow looks nice but it costs twice as much as the zalman.
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Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
Thanks for the feedback.


You think so? My goal with this upgrade is to set myself up for the next couple years of gaming. I'm pretty sure i'll need more than a new OS.


What's your reasoning behind switching the mobo? They look pretty similar. The silver arrow looks nice but it costs twice as much as the zalman.
the z68 chipset is the advanced chipset over p67 & gigabyte has much better build quality over asrock
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post #6 of 10
You should check out CyberPowerPC.. they have great deals and that's where I got my computer for around $1025

But generally, your parts look good...

Good Luck!

-Joe
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post #7 of 10
yea i do think that your system still has some life in it. making the jump from xp to win 7 is like night and day difference. if you go this way i would get Win 7 64 bit and 2 GB's more ram. win 7 likes ram and i would say 4GB is min with the 64 bit. I always upgrade slowly just the way i do things. Take my system its still 775 and i can play most games that are not heavy in phixs and run them at 1920 x 1080 with 60 - 90 fps. anyways if you have the cash make the jump to (SB) it can only help future profe you better. Oh and about the zalman, they work well but i hate to cleaning them. i always cut my self on the fins hope this helps good luck
post #8 of 10
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Yeah, I might wait until around Christmas to upgrade. We'll see. Thanks for all the feedback.
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post #10 of 10
Honestly your ideas seem perfectly fine. A huge upgrade for a moderate price.

I would go with the p8p67 motherboard just because I'm familiar with it and a fan of it, but I'm sure what you've picked out is fine.
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