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Hi there, new to this forum after a little bit of advice I have about £500 to spend and I can either go for 3 24" ASUS monitors or sped the money on upgrading my system.

The specs of my system are:

Motherboard: Gigabyte G41 Chipset
CPU: Intel Celeron E3400 OC'd @ 3.61 GHz
RAM: 6GB of 1066 DDR3
HDD: Seagate 320GB HDD (nothing special)
PSU: Novatech Power-station 600W
Graphics: Sapphire HD 6850 (Core @930Mhz, Mem. @1100Mhz)

Would really love a 5760 X 1080 Display but i'm not sure if the system can handle it.

Thoughts on what to go for would be much appreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 9
I would get a good stable build before upgrading your monitors. New cpu for sure and what do you usde for pc for that makes you want to upgrade as your video card will stuggle pushing the higher end games

and please use the rig builder to fill in your system specs
Edited by burksdb - 1/15/13 at 3:25pm
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Use the PC for Gaming primarily, Some older games like left for dead 2, minecraft. But mostly newer games like battlefield 3, MW3 etc
What sort of upgrades do you recommend. I was thinking of going down the AMD route and getting an FX 8 core
post #4 of 9
where can you order from?
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Well im in the UK so best places are Novatech, Amazon,Maplin and eBay
post #6 of 9
A new motherboard and CPU is what you sould buy

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H is around 100 £ on amazon and a 3570K is around 175 also on amazon
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post #7 of 9
could go AMD

from Amazon UK

8350 - 167.32
GA-990FXA-UD3 - 100.74
Crucial M4 - 90.21

could use the remaining for 1 new monitor a newer video card, or grab another one to crossfire with.
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post #8 of 9
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Chears for the suggestions, Read the reviews and a few forums against 8350 and 3570k. Intel seams to be the better option.

With regards to a motherboard The Z77 chipset is the one to go for right?

Will be wanting to OC the 3570k, heard you can get 5GHz!
Edited by Curtis1222 - 1/16/13 at 12:42am
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You would have a hard time running eyefinity on that graphics card. Eyefinity tends to use more VRAM and unfortunately your card only has 1GB.

I would look into upgrading your card graphics card and CPU to something better.

I would suggest a 7950 or 7970 if you want to run eyefinity.
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