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Hey guys this is my first time trying to upgrade my pc, and i really need some tips from you guys.

This is my current pc :
http://www.dustin.no/productdetails.aspx?prodid=5010315623&Tab=1&s=b&c=1&intcmp=bus_con


and the specs i am looking forward to are

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, Socket-AM3
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 or should i choose HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 "TURBO" ?
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Crucial DDR2 SO-DIMM PC5300 2GB CL5
Chieftec Super Series 650W PSU

Is this all i need ? nothing else ?
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Thread Starter 
whats the difference between
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 and HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 "TURBO" ?
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I would think you will want to look into a new (CASE-AND CPU COOLER)
not sure i cant see your link, but i expect you could reuse your hdd, and disk drives, but i would start from scratch if i were you.

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Edited by MIKEVALL - 6/5/11 at 3:00am
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Thread Starter 
the AMD phenomen x6 includes a Cooler
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faint1001;13757532 
the AMD phenomen x6 includes a Cooler

True , most cpu,s do include stock coolers. But if you want to overclock, i would recommend a good after market cooler.

Also most stock pre built computer cases lack good airflow, and have few if any fans, So i also recommend a new case. ( JUST MY OPINION)
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post #6 of 15
Hi,

Of what you picked the RAM is SO-DIMM and will not work, you need DDR3 normal dimms.

You could put all that new stuff in your old case but i wouldnt do it.
If your on a budget you could get a good cheap case like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815007&cm_re=xigmatek_utgard-_-11-815-007-_-Product

And get a cheap but proper PSU like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017&cm_re=modxtream-_-17-341-017-_-Product

Here some cheap ram that will work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233173
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IF you're talking about the HIS H695FT2G2M, then def go for it. That's a n00b friendly unlocking card, with the OMG***BBQ switch. I just ordered one because it has the backplate (so my ram cooler can't short it out), it's a ref card (it's gonna be under water eventually), and the bios switch is cool.
 
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farih;13757626 
Hi,

Of what you picked the RAM is SO-DIMM and will not work, you need DDR3 normal dimms.

You could put all that new stuff in your old case but i wouldnt do it.
If your on a budget you could get a good cheap case like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815007&cm_re=xigmatek_utgard-_-11-815-007-_-Product

And get a cheap but proper PSU like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017&cm_re=modxtream-_-17-341-017-_-Product

Here some cheap ram that will work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233173
+1 all good suggestions
Good catch, i was focused on his last question.
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post #9 of 15
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Thanks guys : ), but i dont know which of the 6950 cards are best, I wan some thing Cooler, Less Noise, and for gaming
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turbo always means faster!
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