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Should I upgrade or buy a new one?

post #1 of 22
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Hi There! my first time creating a thread in OCN. so HELP me please.

My question is already in the Thread Title.
Should I upgrade my system(check my sig) or Buy a new System?
I am a Gamer, Playing Crysis 2, Need For Speed Shift 2.
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post #2 of 22
I think it's time for a new build. You could save your RAM and HDD, though.
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post #3 of 22
It's time for a new GPU, not necessarily a whole system.

Overclock that 8400 and slap in a GTX260+ and you'll notice nice gains.
    
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post #4 of 22
hmmmmm if you're planning to run max settings on the games...for nfs should be okay but for crysis you will have spikes lol that go down to like 15fps if you upgrade lets say... a gtx260 and mines overclocked..so new video card and overclock cpu
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post #5 of 22
For best results i would replace
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post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks for the quick replies,

if I will upgrade my rig, i will replace my Graphics card, can you give me an ati brand Graphics card=).

And if i build a new ones, can you build a rig for me. if my budget is about 1300-1500 usd.

Hope to reply..

EDIT: based on my cpu cooling, How high can i overclock my cpu. never done overclocking(noob me).
Edited by adrian0729 - 5/30/11 at 11:48pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL-PRO Inno3d GTX 560 Kingston 4gb(2x2) 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB Caviar Black LG DVD 24x SATA Cooler Master TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Acer x193HQ 18.5 LCD Logitech mk250 Acbel R8 Power 610w Lancool PC-K63 
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post #7 of 22
AMD 5850, 6850, 6870 ~

Any of those will suffice quite well.
    
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LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
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post #8 of 22
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woah, very quick replies. nice forum.

is overclocking easy? my current cpu temps are 38-39(no load) and 44-45(w/ load)
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WD 1TB Caviar Black LG DVD 24x SATA Cooler Master TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Acer x193HQ 18.5 LCD Logitech mk250 Acbel R8 Power 610w Lancool PC-K63 
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Logitech mx518 Rantopad H3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL-PRO Inno3d GTX 560 Kingston 4gb(2x2) 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB Caviar Black LG DVD 24x SATA Cooler Master TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer x193HQ 18.5 LCD Logitech mk250 Acbel R8 Power 610w Lancool PC-K63 
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post #9 of 22
I suggest you start a request for help (new thread) in the Intel CPU section!

You'll get more views and better responses from there. You can also look for past guides there, and for threads pertaining to your E8400. It was a well liked chip in it's day, still is for a lot of people. They usually overclock very nicely and it shouldn't be too hard.

Best of luck!
    
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post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks mate
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Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL-PRO Inno3d GTX 560 Kingston 4gb(2x2) 800Mhz 
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WD 1TB Caviar Black LG DVD 24x SATA Cooler Master TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer x193HQ 18.5 LCD Logitech mk250 Acbel R8 Power 610w Lancool PC-K63 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E8400 Asus P5QL-PRO Inno3d GTX 560 Kingston 4gb(2x2) 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB Caviar Black LG DVD 24x SATA Cooler Master TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer x193HQ 18.5 LCD Logitech mk250 Acbel R8 Power 610w Lancool PC-K63 
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