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Old December 16, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Default New..ISH build... sort of.

So I've currently got the following;
Intel E5400 @ 3.2ghz
4GB Dual Channel DDR2 @ 800mhz
ATI HD 5770
320GB WD SATA2 Boot drive
500GB WD SATA2 Storage
19" Wide Asus LCD 1440x900 native res.

I'd like to beef it up a bit but I'm not a big spender when it comes to PCs. I buy most my parts used honestly. Usually in trades. lol

I was thinking about trying to find myself a proper ATX board instead of this mATX and a Quad core of some sort but all of which would be s775. Reasoning? I've got a boat load of QUALITY DDR2 already and honestly 1155 boards and chips are WAY too much for my liking.

Or should I just replace the gpu? I'm trying to keep the upgrade as LOW as possible.

And the reason for the upgrade? Well the only newer game I play at the moment is swtor and this system on max only does 30fps.

Anyone have anything used laying around that fits the bills?
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Old December 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
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if you're on a budget, I would say save it and work on getting an 1155 CPU and mobo. what you have it getting pretty close to EOL or already is.
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Old December 16, 2011, 12:26 PM
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I'm not worried about it being EOL. just it running. I have an FX55 running in my server.

Thats why I say if anyone has some old "junk" like a Q6600 I'd happily take it.
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Old December 16, 2011, 09:07 PM
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might want to slap a 9800GX2 or a GTX260 216 or even a 460GTX
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Old December 17, 2011, 07:19 AM
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I'm really open to any upgrades, its more of a WTB thread than anything because I cant post in there.

But I do appreciate any advice that could be given on WHAT i should upgrade.
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ATI HD 5770
320GB WD SATA2 Boot drive
500GB WD SATA2 Storage
19" Wide Asus LCD
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Old December 17, 2011, 08:55 AM
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I'm really open to any upgrades, its more of a WTB thread than anything because I cant post in there.

But I do appreciate any advice that could be given on WHAT i should upgrade.
Find a 775 socket quad used for cheap (q6600's going for $60 shipped)
And I would grab either a GTX460, or a 550Ti and call er good for a couple more years.
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Old December 17, 2011, 09:10 AM
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Where abouts would I find one of those chips? directcanada.com or canadadirect.com w/e has them for 150$ or something stupid.
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Old December 17, 2011, 09:12 AM
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Where abouts would I find one of those chips? directcanada.com or canadadirect.com w/e has them for 150$ or something stupid.
Used in forums like this one no way you can get any of the stuff for your mobo new. I will PM you a link or two.
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:32 AM
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I havent found any other Canadian boards though. I was poking around this board a bit.
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Old December 17, 2011, 05:56 PM
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I havent found any other Canadian boards though. I was poking around this board a bit.
Make a WTB thread, I bet you will have one within hours.
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