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Hi im new here biggrin.gif

ive had my PC now for 3 years in Febuary. I was planning on buying a new one in Febuary. The problem is that its coming noisy and fans etc sounds like there going to take off. My PC at the moment is as follows.

Motherbord: Asus P5N-E SLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40GHz 2.40GHz
OS: Windows7Pro 64Bit
RAM: 4GB DDR2
GraphicsCard: XFX HD5770
PSU: 1000WAT ProXStream

Ive open my Asus P5N-E SLI manual and inside there is a layout of the motherboard. It says i have a NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI and also a NVIDIA 430i. Should i update any of those nForce chips?.

It also says that my CPU comes with a surface mount LGA775 designed for the intel Quad Core, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo Pentium Extreme Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron Processors in the 775-land package.

I can run Mass Effect 2, Bioshock2, DeadRising 2.

I can also run FSX in quite good graphics.

Would it be cheaper to buy and update the CPU on this motherboard and change some of the fans or buy a newPC. The only problem is i dont no what im realy doing when buying new parts for my PC so can you give me any ideas what is best to do.

Thanks for any help.
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Originally Posted by skipper847;11760578 
Hi im new here biggrin.gif

ive had my PC now for 3 years in Febuary. I was planning on buying a new one in Febuary. The problem is that its coming noisy and fans etc sounds like there going to take off. My PC at the moment is as follows.

Motherbord: Asus P5N-E SLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40GHz 2.40GHz
OS: Windows7Pro 64Bit
RAM: 4GB DDR2
GraphicsCard: XFX HD5770
PSU: 1000WAT ProXStream

Ive open my Asus P5N-E SLI manual and inside there is a layout of the motherboard. It says i have a NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI and also a NVIDIA 430i. Should i update any of those nForce chips?.

It also says that my CPU comes with a surface mount LGA775 designed for the intel Quad Core, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo Pentium Extreme Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron Processors in the 775-land package.

I can run Mass Effect 2, Bioshock2, DeadRising 2.

I can also run FSX in quite good graphics.

Would it be cheaper to buy and update the CPU on this motherboard and change some of the fans or buy a newPC. The only problem is i dont no what im realy doing when buying new parts for my PC so can you give me any ideas what is best to do.

Thanks for any help.

Got the same board, however it is becoming old and there are many good alternatives, I would wait for sandybridge which is getting released in January, and get a cheap i5 CPU and a midrange motherboard at that time, also you might need new RAM too... your GPU is still a good card, but why the hell do you have a 1000W PSU? :O
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Hi thanks for reply.

I got the 1000Wat PSU as I use to have a 3870X2 and it said on the discription that a 1000Wat was needed for some reason which was 3 years ago.
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Hi thanks for reply.

I got the 1000Wat PSU as I use to have a 3870X2 and it said on the discription that a 1000Wat was needed for some reason which was 3 years ago.

Nah, a 500W would have been enough xD anyway, your future proof with that PSU though biggrin.gif
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Are you happy with the way the machine is running games/apps you use? If the answer is yes and its just the noise that is the problem. Then I would probably just look into finding what is casuing the noise. Its possible it could be just one of the fans in the machine just needs replacing(Case fan/Cpu fan).
    
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IMO you should buy a P45 mobo....they're fairly cheap now even new and will give your PC at least another half year since it will allow you to overclock that Q6600 of yours.

A 3.0Ghz Q6600 should be able to handle itself for another year or so.
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Hi. Yes i am actualy happy at the moment with how things run on it. It does sound like the CPU fan so i will try and just buy a new £14 CPU fan first. I wont change the case fan as i will get a new case. My case make at the moment is a coolmaster but what do you actualy mesure so that you no what case to buy?.

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Edited by skipper847 - 12/24/10 at 5:04am
post #8 of 9
Well some of the things to look at when choosing a case are size - lots of space inside, cable management features and airflow.

As far as looks there are plenty of models out there from which you can choose one that you like.

And as for brands you should look for Lian-Li, Corsair, CoolerMaster and Silverstone as imo this are the best of the best.
post #9 of 9
i think that you need to open it up and knock the dust bunnies out of it.

you will be able to get an overclock out of that but not much past 3ghz as that board lacks the regs to give a quad stable juice.
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