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Apologies if this is the wrong place to post.

In my gaming rig, as seen below, I have installed a ASUS P5Q SE Plus board. I built this PC on a budget, so I reckoned it was old anyways. Thing is, I think it's getting a tad outdated now, considering it takes DDR2, etc. etc.

I don't want my PC to be a dinosaur. Is it time for an upgrade, and if so, what's best to upgrade to and will it be easy with the rest of my components?

Thanks a ton for any advice.
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Originally Posted by Somakitsune;14256282 
Apologies if this is the wrong place to post.

In my gaming rig, as seen below, I have installed a ASUS P5Q SE Plus board. I built this PC on a budget, so I reckoned it was old anyways. Thing is, I think it's getting a tad outdated now, considering it takes DDR2, etc. etc.

I don't want my PC to be a dinosaur. Is it time for an upgrade, and if so, what's best to upgrade to and will it be easy with the rest of my components?

Thanks a ton for any advice.

ASUS P8P67 PRO or P8Z68-V /PRO, 2500K and 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory. And maybe a new GPU?
    
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Turrican- Thanks a ton for the advice! Very fast. biggrin.gif
I'll have a look at these mobo's, see if they're within my price range.

I know my GPU needs upgrading too, but it's pretty robust in terms of reliability and looks. The huge Zalman keeps it low-temp, too, so until something comes out that it can't run well, I'll keep it in. Cheers for mentioning it, though biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Somakitsune;14256353 
Turrican- Thanks a ton for the advice! Very fast. biggrin.gif
I'll have a look at these mobo's, see if they're within my price range.

I know my GPU needs upgrading too, but it's pretty robust in terms of reliability and looks. The huge Zalman keeps it low-temp, too, so until something comes out that it can't run well, I'll keep it in. Cheers for mentioning it, though biggrin.gif

The CM Hyper 212+ is really an excellent buy. It is capable of cooling my i5 2500K all the way up to 1.45v Vcore under load, when running P95 Blend. I don't use IBT/AVX, it will run about 10C higher VS Blend, but is not a very good stability test.

As to the P8P67 PRO and other boards from the series, look in my Club

[THREAD=1012874]>>The Official ASUS P8P67/P8Z68 Series Owners Club>>[/THREAD]
Edited by turrican9 - 7/18/11 at 7:06am
    
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Indeed. Just a quick question, do you know whether the motherboards you specified support the Intel Core 2 Duo processor/LGA 775? Thanks in advance biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Somakitsune;14256403 
Indeed. Just a quick question, do you know whether the motherboards you specified support the Intel Core 2 Duo processor/LGA 775? Thanks in advance biggrin.gif

What? Noo! Their socket 1155 Sandybridge mobos smile.gif You need a new CPU and RAM. i5 2500K is the most popular Sandybridge CPU and you'll need DDR3 RAM
    
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post #7 of 8
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Rats. The RAM was a given, I figured the CPU wasn't compatible but I guess I can dream. tongue.gif The upgrade will have to wait then, since I'm a student and thus I am poor biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somakitsune;14256461 
Rats. The RAM was a given, I figured the CPU wasn't compatible but I guess I can dream. tongue.gif The upgrade will have to wait then, since I'm a student and thus I am poor biggrin.gif

Yeah, no point in buying overpriced Core2 Quads for your current system. A sandybridge 1155 will be a real upgrade. So Save your money until you can afford a real upgrade, mate smile.gif
    
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