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post #1 of 17
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OK,

I want to play the BF3 ASAP but can only upgrade my GPU and PSU on the PC I have now--------

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3740326

I want to eventually build a new gaming PC but can only afford 3-$400.00 now. I have the HP above and it is a Quad Core 6700 with 6 Gigs of memory and the MOBO has the 1 PCI EX slot but a week PSU. So my plan is for now to upgrade the 2 for now.

So should I buy a cheaper GPU and and buy another same when I build the new rig and SLI or Crossfire them.

Here is what I'm considering

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161363
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130660

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011


thanks Michael
post #2 of 17
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT

Note: 32-Bit will support up to 4GB of RAM, 64-bit allows beyond 4GB.

PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB

Note: BF3, Origin, and Battlelog consume nearly 2GB of RAM, so observe memory usage with other applications and OS.

HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

Here is what is recommended. I think the CPU might bottleneck you.

PSU - The one you listed is overkill for you and these I list have 10% promo codes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087

GPU:

224.49 AMIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565
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post #3 of 17
Does HP use a proprietary power supply?
post #4 of 17
Rule of thumb: Don't cheap out on the PSU I second the comment about the PSU that your listed. That 850w is way overkill for a single GPU solution other than possibly a GTX 480/580. The two you listed hednik are great, those should be plenty for the GTX 560Ti or equivalent AMD GPU.

Don't forget to fill out your specs GENO. Also, what resolution do you plan to game at?
post #5 of 17
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Does HP use a proprietary power supply?
Don't think so Scorpion. Read some user reviews and ironically most of them say they upgraded the PSU and GPU on that machine just like the OP wants to do
post #6 of 17
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Does HP use a proprietary power supply?
It's a mid tower case so I guess safe to assume it would take an upgrade ?

Same connections and says its a 350w. HP says take a standard PSU for that model
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by NicksTricks007 View Post
Rule of thumb: Don't cheap out on the PSU I second the comment about the PSU that your listed. That 850w is way overkill for a single GPU solution other than possibly a GTX 480/580. The two you listed hednik are great, those should be plenty for the GTX 560Ti or equivalent AMD GPU.

Don't forget to fill out your specs GENO. Also, what resolution do you plan to game at?
Like he said. You can take those to your new build and know they can handle something in Sli or Xfire with no issues. Those two also put out 75-100 W more than they are rated at.
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post #8 of 17
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You all are awesome, thanks for the fast reply.

my HP is;
Windows 7 64bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
Asus - IPIBL-LB (Benicia) socket: 775 MOBO
6 G-Memory , DDR2 PC2-6400
350W power supply
750 GB hd 7200 RPM

I budgeted for $3-400.00 for the 2 upgrades.

But, I can squeeze $1600.00 for the build right now!

I know it crazy to ask this much, If any one has a good gaming rig-build for $1600.00, please give your build opinions, or should I save more.

I do like the Corsair Cases! Mobo, GPU, PSU, and others, well what ever is the top ones, I do like the intel core's i5 and i7.

Last question, is it wise to get an SSD for the OS and games and HD 7200 for video, pictures and files?

thanks so much all of you!

Michael in San Antonio
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by GENO'S View Post
You all are awesome, thanks for the fast reply.

my HP is;
Windows 7 64bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
Asus - IPIBL-LB (Benicia) socket: 775 MOBO
6 G-Memory , DDR2 PC2-6400
350W power supply
750 GB hd 7200 RPM

I budgeted for $3-400.00 for the 2 upgrades.

But, I can squeeze $1600.00 for the build right now!

I know it crazy to ask this much, If any one has a good gaming rig-build for $1600.00, please give your build opinions, or should I save more.

I do like the Corsair Cases! Mobo, GPU, PSU, and others, well what ever is the top ones, I do like the intel core's i5 and i7.

Last question, is it wise to get an SSD for the OS and games and HD 7200 for video, pictures and files?

thanks so much all of you!

Michael in San Antonio
1600$ is plenty of moolah for a nice rig. Do you need monitor, and peripherals?

You will need a new operating system. You can reuse your HDD and cd/dvd burner if you'd like to. I'd say keep the 7200rpm hdd for storage and use a nice m4 128Gb for games and Os.

If your a student then win7 64bit can be had for $30! Otherwise you should allocate ~$100 or buy a activation key on ebay or some other source.

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post #10 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post
1600$ is plenty of moolah for a nice rig. Do you need monitor, and peripherals?

You will need a new operating system. You can reuse your HDD and cd/dvd burner if you'd like to. I'd say keep the 7200rpm hdd for storage and use a nice m4 128Gb for games and Os.

If your a student then win7 64bit can be had for $30! Otherwise you should allocate ~$100 or buy a activation key on ebay or some other source.

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Hey Bud,

My daughter is a student at UTSA where can I get the Win7 for that price. Also, I do want a new ssd and 7200 HD, I have a G-7 Logt wireles mouse and a Log KB that are still OK.

Thanks, any advice is greatly appreciated.
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