I'm looking to do a small upgrade to my computer to increase gaming quality a little bit and video editing/general speed. This will eventually be a dedicated rendering tower when I build a new rig next year.
This is my rig right now:
INTEL CORE2 QUAD CPU Q6700 2.66GHZ
4GB DDR2 400MHZ
8800 GT 512MB
OCZ Stealth 500SXS PSU
All in one water cooling kit
2TB Seagate 5400RPM HDD
My PSU is dying and it's at it's limit (where I cant even add 2 more RAM Sticks else it wont boot).
I was thinking of getting these with my friend's NCIX discounts:
http://www.ncix.com/detail/samsung-8...w-55-87760.htm = 69.96 CAD
http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-550w-...59615-1018.htm = 105.69 CAD
And 4x2GB cheap from classifieds.
My questions are:
1) How are the parts I want to buy from NCIX and is it worth it?
2) Will that PSU support some OCing on the CPU/GFX along with the SSD+RAM?
3) Will the extra RAM help at all or will something already bottle neck it?
I just want this tower to live a little longer before I put it on the backburner. Plus I heard a new gen of CPUS are coming out and I'm waiting for that to happen and my friend will hook me up with his Intel Retail hookup.