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Originally Posted by kitt3 View Post
ok well ill assume ill make about 500 to 600 for mobo ram cpu? and for the graphix card i gotta find a used one from ebay or somewhere another 4890!!
In that case i7 is the best you can get, you can get 6Gb corsair ddr3 memory, i7 950 cpu and gigabyte x58-usb3 mobo, comes to just over $600 from newegg.
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You are making this entirely too difficult.

You need to answer these questions:


Do you want to keep your current system or parts of your system?

What parts do you want to replace?

What are you going to use the PC for and what performance expectations do you have?

How much are you willing to spend?

One step at a time is simply not going to cut it. It doesnt make sense. You need to define your problem and take a larger view of what you want to do with your current pc and what your want out of a new or upgraded pc.
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Are you trying to buy one part at a time?? Or a mobo that will work with your current chip? As stated above its pointless to spend $200 on a board if its the same socket you are using.

I think you will also have a hard time finding specific parts people recommend if you are going to use the classifieds.

Either way I say
i7-950 or i5-760
best asus or gigabyte mobo you can afford
6 gb's of ram.

Is it your display driver thats always crashing? Are you sure its not your gpu having issues?
Ok I know ill have hard time finding them if thats the case ill use newegg.ca. Also Yes I WONT KEEP MY CPU RAM AND MOBO I want new ones.


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this...I've had the same problems about 3 weeks ago with my Sapphire HD 5750...it goes something like "the [insert file/driver here] has recovered successfully"

i remember re-installing my ATi drivers (drivers only...no CCC) installed MSI afterburner and fiddled around with the 2d/3d settings and the errors/crashes/hard crashes were gone...will look into it later as i'm about to leave for work...
Yes this error been with me for like 3 years i even changed from nvidia to ati still no hope.

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In that case i7 is the best you can get, you can get 6Gb corsair ddr3 memory, i7 950 cpu and gigabyte x58-usb3 mobo, comes to just over $600 from newegg.
Ok first of all which i7 are we talking about is it called I7 only or dose it have models? also i was hoping it would be cheaper than 600 lol.


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You are making this entirely too difficult.

You need to answer these questions:


Do you want to keep your current system or parts of your system?

What parts do you want to replace?

What are you going to use the PC for and what performance expectations do you have?

How much are you willing to spend?

One step at a time is simply not going to cut it. It doesnt make sense. You need to define your problem and take a larger view of what you want to do with your current pc and what your want out of a new or upgraded pc.
1)Ok I want to replace CPU RAM AND MOBO.

2) Iam going to use to watch high def movies and dx10 games like quake3.

3) Iam willing to spend 400 - 600 would prefere 400 ( IMPORTANT that any selections should be better than my current system.)

P.S. All iam trying to do is keep the PSU, GPU, and of course the case.
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Ok I know ill have hard time finding them if thats the case ill use newegg.ca. Also Yes I WONT KEEP MY CPU RAM AND MOBO I want new ones.




Yes this error been with me for like 3 years i even changed from nvidia to ati still no hope.



Ok first of all which i7 are we talking about is it called I7 only or dose it have models? also i was hoping it would be cheaper than 600 lol.




1)Ok I want to replace CPU RAM AND MOBO.

2) Iam going to use to watch high def movies and dx10 games like quake3.

3) Iam willing to spend 400 - 600 would prefere 400 ( IMPORTANT that any selections should be better than my current system.)

P.S. All iam trying to do is keep the PSU, GPU, and of course the case.
Right, first thing that I really must say is that Quake 3 is a DirectX 3 game

That aside, here's what I'd recommend if you want your system to be a lot snappier:

Intel Core i5 760:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115067

EVGA P55V:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813188064

4GB DDR3 RAM, 1600MHz CL8:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820178265

Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820226168

Total comes to $450.96 CAD.

You'll have a much snappier system though, with a faster, quad core, CPU, faster RAM, and an SSD for super fast booting and loading of files.

You could go with an i7 if you want, but it sounds like you don't need as much power as that, and they're also a lot more expensive, especially if we're talking about the LGA 1366 models (i7 9xx, as opposed to the 1156 i7 8xx models).
Edited by Ellis - 12/21/10 at 7:05pm
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Right, first thing that I really must say is that Quake 3 is a DirectX 3 game

That aside, here's what I'd recommend if you want your system to be a lot snappier:

Intel Core i5 760:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115067

EVGA P55V:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813188064

4GB DDR3 RAM, 1600MHz CL8:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820178265

Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820226168

Total comes to $450.96 CAD.

You'll have a much snappier system though, with a faster, quad core, CPU, faster RAM, and an SSD for super fast booting and loading of files.

You could go with an i7 if you want, but it sounds like you don't need as much power as that, and they're also a lot more expensive, especially if we're talking about the LGA 1366 models (i7 9xx, as opposed to the 1156 i7 8xx models).
first +1 best precise post so far lol. Ok dont laugh at me for dx 3 lol . Second so I5 760 how good compared to my current one? as you know quake dosnt use dual cpu it uses one only. third Do i need ssd? what is and ssd is it HDD? cuz i got one look at my sig do u think i need new one??
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Right, an i5 760 will be a lot faster than your current CPU.

It's got a newer and built on a better architecture, and has twice as many cores. Basically, it will be faster at everything that your E8400. Even faster if you overclock it

For Quake 3, a system half as powerful as your current one would be perfectly fine, so you've got nothing to worry about. You'll have no problems running it.

An SSD is a solid state drive. It's basically similar to a hard drive, but instead of using platters for storing data, it uses memory chips similar to those found in USB flash drives. This means that you can access data ultra fast, meaning Windows will boot up in half the time it does now, and anything you store on there can be accessed with a click of your fingers

The disadvantage of SSDs is that they're quite expensive for how much storage you get - as you can see that one is $100 for only 40GB. To get around this, once you've put together your system you can install Windows 7 on the drive, and you should be able to fit most (if not all) of your programs on there too, and then use your old 500GB drive for storing the rest of your stuff (games, music, videos, documents, whatever you want).

So the things that need to be accessed quickly can be, and the things that don't need to be accessed as quickly can be on the hard drive that you have now.

Anyway, I need to get to bed now - it's 4:20 AM here

I hope that helped though, without being to confusing
post #27 of 44
have you considered going AMD? if yes then I have a few suggestions since you're in the GTA...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...s&promoid=1261

so that's the mobo and CPU already...RAM is next:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=G.Skill

OR wait for boxing day sales...i know i'm lining up at 12am to get a new PSU/GPU or even 2 monitors XD
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have you considered going AMD? if yes then I have a few suggestions since you're in the GTA...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...s&promoid=1261

so that's the mobo and CPU already...RAM is next:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=G.Skill

OR wait for boxing day sales...i know i'm lining up at 12am to get a new PSU/GPU or even 2 monitors XD
Hmm. For what he's doing, I'd say he'd be better with a quad core. So if he chooses AMD, maybe a X4 965.

And that RAM has quite bad timings. You want to avoid CL9 unless you're looking at speeds such as 1800MHz+.

Ideally you'd want to be looking at 7-8-7 or lower with 1600MHz RAM, although CL8 is still OK.
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Hmm. For what he's doing, I'd say he'd be better with a quad core. So if he chooses AMD, maybe a X4 965.

And that RAM has quite bad timings. You want to avoid CL9 unless you're looking at speeds such as 1800MHz+.

Ideally you'd want to be looking at 7-8-7 or lower with 1600MHz RAM, although CL8 is still OK.
True there are other deals that are cheaper but the bundle I posted only costs $10CND more than the bundled X4 965, he won't be worrying about upgrading for the next 3 years imho, plus that's the cheapest RAM i could find for his system :/
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Why get the cheapest RAM for his system? I'm not saying get the most expensive RAM, but 1600MHz CL9 is a bit meh.

He's given a rough amount that he wants to spend, I gave him something that would fit his needs well without spending too much.

I'm not saying don't go with AMD, but I am saying don't get a X6.
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