Evga 680i A1 Mobo (not sure on firmware I haven't updated it in a while I will soon)
Conroe C2D E6600 ( OC'd to 3.4ghz)
FSP 500w PSU
OCZ plat rev2 ddr2 800
Alright I am looking at doing some upgrades to my system. I am trying to figure out which pieces are still good to keep though and which ones are holding me back.
Plans up to now are to get a new psu ( http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341001 ) its the OCZ 600w one that seems to have a sweet price.
Also looking at a new GPU which is the evga 8800gt dont need to link that everyone knows what that is If anyone knows of a sweet deal on one other then newegg please do share.
Questions now! Firstly on the gpu you think the 512mb 88gt is the better purchase over the 3870 or no?
Next is my RAM holding me back at all? I was thinking about getting the Crucial Balistix ( http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148069 ) this has the micron d9's right? Is there any other ram I should be looking at? And is the ddr2 - 8500 route a good way to go?
Next is this mobo still a good one? I remember reading that the 680i's are still pretty good so I was thinking maybe just a firmware upgrade and better ram and I could take my CPU further? I was hoping to get stable over 3.6 - 3.7 ish atleast.
Edit: With only a dual core and 2gig of memory should I go for a 64bit Vista or 32bit? Should I try and get 2x2gb ddr2 800 and go for 64bit for sure?
THIS COMP IS A GAMING MACHINE! Every so often I do some 3d programs and video editing on it if I am running short on time. Mostly games! Just saying if that changes any opinions!
plz help and thanks for the help and opinions!
Edited by sdy284, 12 January 2008 - 12:17 AM.
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