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post #1 of 103
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Buy a 20" Monitor to replace my failing 17" CRT Monitor

Buy a 500GB HDD and 1TB After i save up

Buy a Socket 775 Motherboard that supports C2Q's

Buy a C2Q CPU

Buy DDR2 800 Memory

Buy a Decent CPU Cooler and OC the C2Q CPU

This is the stages of my upgrade..

Do you think this is good?

You can re arrange them..
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Just my 2c but why not a 22~22.5" 1080p monitor? There good for general purpose/gaming and are quite reasonably priced. Check around for Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7500 rpm sata drives... again, lots of deals recently on those... even some retailers are offering very competitive pricing on the units.
 
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post #3 of 103
At this point in time you're just screwing around with outdated hardware.
Step 1 and 2 are okay since you can use them in any system.
Other steps I don't really see the point when you can likely buy newer hardware for around the same of what you're going to spend and actually have an upgrade path.
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post #4 of 103
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Soggysilicon;12607037 
Just my 2c but why not a 22~22.5" 1080p monitor? There good for general purpose/gaming and are quite reasonably priced. Check around for Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7500 rpm sata drives... again, lots of deals recently on those... even some retailers are offering very competitive pricing on the units.

1080p is almost never heard in the Philippines ROFL

Well that kind of monitor is kinda out of my budget and i really need a new monitor, my 17" CRT monitor was doing good until this power surge happened frown.gif
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If you're going to get a new motherboard, GET THE 2500K!
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No point wasting money on old hardware, get an i5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedster159;12607065 
1080p is almost never heard in the Philippines ROFL

Well that kind of monitor is kinda out of my budget and i really need a new monitor, my 17" CRT monitor was doing good until this power surge happened frown.gif

No friends in Japan that can hook you up with a slightly mislabeled shipment I take it? confused.gif
 
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post #8 of 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soggysilicon;12607105 
No friends in Japan that can hook you up with a slightly mislabeled shipment I take it? confused.gif

He probably hasn't heard of eBay.
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post #9 of 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedster159;12606941 
Buy a 20" Monitor to replace my failing 17" CRT Monitor

Buy a 500GB HDD and 1TB After i save up

Buy a Socket 775 Motherboard that supports C2Q's

Buy a C2Q CPU

Buy DDR2 800 Memory

Buy a Decent CPU Cooler and OC the C2Q CPU

This is the stages of my upgrade..

Do you think this is good?

You can re arrange them..

1) PSU (read why below)
2) GPU (might as well test the GPU with your current CPU)
3) MoB (motherboard... Decent 750i of ebay should do the job.)
3) CPU (along with the new motherboard...)
4) RAM (cheapo bundle from ebay.)
5) TFT (around this time would be good to upgrade your monitor, if no OC'ing is required. See below:)
6) HSF (heatsink+fan, and this is if you want to OC/keep temps low/quite gaming.)


In the U.K, on ebuyer, you can pickup for £30 more a 24" 1080p 2ms response monitors.

Socket 775 is fine, check ebay, I've only had experiences with MSI P7N SLI boards, but I did buy one for £30 off ebay, and still using it till today.

DDR2 RAM is getting stupid expensive, so I wouldn't recommend getting them new. Second hand is the way to go. 4GB (2x2) Corsair's go for around £15-£25 on bids, depending on your luck.

I just watched a used Q6600 sell for £56 on ebay. So another good place to look. (NEW IS OUT OF THE QUESTION AS YOU CAN BUY NEW I5/I7's FOR THE SAME PRICE)

CPU cooler I would suggest (like everyone else lol) a Hyper 212+ you can get them of any online retailer for £20.

Oh, and last but NOT least! (infact this SHOULD BE FIRST) is a power supply. You are stupid if you go with a cheap PSU from some gay brand. And as much as this was said to me when I was like you, my system fried out after a couple of months whilst playing GTAIV because the PSU couldn't generate enough amps/watts to power the demand to the GPU. It was a 600W Colorsit PSU. So take this from someone that has first hand experience on being cheap and thinking I can get away with a cheap PSU.

So, for the PSU, out of experience, I would suggest anything from the Corsair TX series. - Oh, and buy this BRAND NEW!

Hope this helps.

Edit: Oh, and please rep if you found this useful. I haven't gotten any. frown.gif
Edited by Zonet - 3/4/11 at 5:28am
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post #10 of 103
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I hate paying for Shipping frown.gif

I already have a brand new PSU and Video Card
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Intel Core i7 3770K [ 4.5Ghz | 1.370V ] AsRock Z77 OC Formula ASUS GTX 760 DC2OC-2GD5 [ 1202/3506 ] Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB 1866Mhz CL9 1.5V [... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB [ WD5000AAKX ] Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB [ WD10EZEX ] Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB [ WD10EARS ] 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB [ WD10EARS ] Corsair H100i Push&Pull Corsair SP120L PWM [ 2X] [ H100i ] Corsair SP120 PWM High Peformance [ 2X ][ H100 i] 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT FN 140RB [4X][Case] Cooler Master Sickleflow 120 Red [ 2X ][ Case ] Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung B2230 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K95 RGB [ MX Brown ] Seasonic X760 NZXT Swtich 810 Black Logitech G402 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Alpha Control / Steelseries Qck... Sennheiser HD 429 Creative Inspire T7900 ASUS Xonar DGX 
OtherOther
NZXT Sentry LX NZXT Sleeved LED Kit | Orange 2M 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOptical Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 MSI 945GCM5-F V2 (FSB 1333) Inno3D Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB (Cooler Ripoff) Benq DVD-R,CD-R,DVD-ROM,CD-ROM 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Intel Stock Fan MAG InnoVision 770FS Logitech Internet Pro AcBel R8 PowerII 650W 80+ 
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Vertu Santa Fe "Blue" Logitech Internet Pro CM Storm Pad Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K [ 4.5Ghz | 1.370V ] AsRock Z77 OC Formula ASUS GTX 760 DC2OC-2GD5 [ 1202/3506 ] Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB 1866Mhz CL9 1.5V [... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB [ WD5000AAKX ] Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB [ WD10EZEX ] Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB [ WD10EARS ] 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB [ WD10EARS ] Corsair H100i Push&Pull Corsair SP120L PWM [ 2X] [ H100i ] Corsair SP120 PWM High Peformance [ 2X ][ H100 i] 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT FN 140RB [4X][Case] Cooler Master Sickleflow 120 Red [ 2X ][ Case ] Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung B2230 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K95 RGB [ MX Brown ] Seasonic X760 NZXT Swtich 810 Black Logitech G402 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Alpha Control / Steelseries Qck... Sennheiser HD 429 Creative Inspire T7900 ASUS Xonar DGX 
OtherOther
NZXT Sentry LX NZXT Sleeved LED Kit | Orange 2M 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOptical Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 MSI 945GCM5-F V2 (FSB 1333) Inno3D Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB (Cooler Ripoff) Benq DVD-R,CD-R,DVD-ROM,CD-ROM 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Intel Stock Fan MAG InnoVision 770FS Logitech Internet Pro AcBel R8 PowerII 650W 80+ 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Vertu Santa Fe "Blue" Logitech Internet Pro CM Storm Pad Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 
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