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post #1 of 54
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Looking to put a few upgrades to this current build, not sure what the priority should be. It will all be done, but not all of it right now.
Pictures to come soon and be updated.
Current:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 Callisto 3.1 GHz
Motherboard: MSI 770 C45
Memory: 2x2 GB OCZ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15-18 T1
Case: XION SOLARIS
PSU: Corsair 650W TX
HDD: Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM
GPU: Sapphire 5850 Vapor-X

Upgrades to come:
2x Samsung F3 500 GB
Phenom II processor (Callisto or Deneb)
CPU cooler
Corsair 650W TX
2nd Sapphire 5850 Vapor-X
New Motherboard(ASUS?)
New Monitor

All cooling is stock, which might need an upgrade.

Any thoughts on where I should go from here? I thought about a Phenom X4, but I'm debating between waiting for the new ones coming out soon, or even Bulldozer.The case should be upgraded sometime...any suggestions guys?



Edited by Silvos00 - 6/24/10 at 12:48pm
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post #2 of 54
Looking at your ring, I'd get a phenom II x4. Your GPU is solid, although your monitor is only 18" and 1280x1024. If you're gaming, the biggest increase you'll see if from a larger monitor. That 5850 is wayyy too much for that resolution. I'd get a quad core phenom and a solid 1920x1200/1080 monitor.
post #3 of 54
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Ya, I had another post in the monitor section about that actually. We got this thing back in like...2000 or something. As for the processor, that's a bit bigger of a decision. The only quad core I've ever owned was a Phenom 9550, which...well the Phenom Is sucked. I'm aiming at getting back into PC gaming, and ya...at this resolution I can fold and play all of my games at maxed settings.
Edited by Silvos00 - 6/1/10 at 11:14am
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post #4 of 54
With a monitor at a greater resolution, you might find it harder to play the LATEST games at max with a dual core. More games are starting to utilize quad core setups. If you want to spend under 500, i'd go with this for your

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

and this for your monitor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236059
post #5 of 54
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I need to do a little research into Quad vs Dual core CPUs. I'm also planning on getting a Bulldozer once they come out, so I need to weigh these things. But that monitor looks great, although a bit big. I was aiming for 21.5", but I guess another inch and a half won't matter much.
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post #7 of 54
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As an update, case has been modded more, the mesh covering the side vent has been removed and all temps dropped 2 degrees. Getting ready to add the switches in the front, which I'm making from a cannibalized old CD drive.
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bump Still seeking help.
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post #9 of 54
Can get more from it, easily. and i have the same fan as your exhaust fan but mines at the front
post #10 of 54
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I thought about adding another...but nowhere to put it in the front. I'm debating on a CPU upgrade path, which will determine if I WC it or not. If I do, I'll have alot of spare fans
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