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Upgrade Alienware CPU? and New i5/i7 Question

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My buddy has a alienware desktop. He is looking to upgrade to a Quad and a newer Nvidia graphic card.


It is currently running a E6750.

He says CPU - Z told him it is a nForce 680i SLI SPP motherboard.


Will he be able to upgrade to a Q of any sort? Or would be better off starting an entirely new rig.

He has a 700.00 budget right now. If he isn't able to uprade his current setup is there any way he would be able to put together a new i5 rig that will play BO and newer games?
Edited by THEoBZ - 1/31/11 at 5:32pm
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He'll need a new motherboard with a different socket for an i5/i7. Not sure, but He might be able to use a Q series CPU.

If I where him, I'd sell the Alienware on ebay and combine his profit with the 700 he has and get something nice.
Edited by xdanisx - 1/31/11 at 6:49pm
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grab a used i5 750/60 and a cheap P55 board for around $300 plus 4GB of cheap DDR3 and call it a day.
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