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Thread Starter 
Greetings!

I haven't posted in a while on this great forum, but the time has come to ask this community for some help.

For quite a while now, I am experiencing the poor performance of my computer rig in some of the newest games. I would like to change that. Would like to experience a rather smooth mid-high details in games and the playing experience as well.

*PONDERS THE SIG RIG*

From the get to, I live in Europe, able to purchase from the UK (or EU) sites if needed and have around 500 (~700$) budget.


Computer parts needed of upgrading (from my point of view);



CPU - Intel Core i5 2400 (BX80623I52400) -- 184€ (not the best solution I think there is)

CPU COOLER - ? (still have to dwell on that one, but something silent)

MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte GA-P65A-UD3 -- 95€ (goes well with any 1155 processor imho)

RAM - Corsair DDR3 3x2GB 1333 MHz (CMX6GX3M3A1333C9) -- 72€ (really big discount I found, might not let it slip away)

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II -- 230€ (just putting this one up, for a reference to my future searches. Again, I doubt this is the best for my buck, but I am looking for 2 years+ upgrade)




The rest of my computer parts and peripherals are in my opinion sufficient enough to do their job just fine. But do say your opinion if needed.



I thank anyone who can advice me in choosing best for the buck.

Painstouch
Edited by Painstouch - 2/23/11 at 5:15pm
post #2 of 6
EDIT: Wow. I apologize, I didn't even read the UK/EU stipulation. I am sorry.

If you live near a Microcenter, picking up one of these puppies would definitely boost performance, and do it while not breaking the bank:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0346210

(Be sure to choose a store, so you can see the instock condition/price)

199 for an i7. Great Stuff.

Good luck, hope I helped!
Edited by Wesker - 2/23/11 at 7:09am
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post #3 of 6
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Well, yeah, choosing a store first might help you guys helping me, but at the same time, I would rather first find appropriate computer part and THEN look the stores for the cheapest version of it. Or is that a wrong way of doing it?

i7? Well, it might boost performance, but I still have to change motherboard for this, and add rams. So, I think this might exceed the budget.
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Difference between i7 and i5? none. Choose the cheapest.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 X 1TB Barracuda Sata II 32MB Bluray writer Win 7 X64 Ultimate SyncMaster 2232BW 22'' 
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post #5 of 6
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Added few more specs, but I am still looking for a rather silent CPU cooler for a 1155 socket possibly.
post #6 of 6
you actually have the wrong RAM for your Mobo anyways. 1155 takes Dual Channel memory, you have a Triple Channel selected.
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