Gaming Hardware Advice

  minormania 11:20 05 Oct 08
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Im looking to upgrade parts of my PC for better gaming.

Im looking for -
Motherboard
Graphics
Power supply
Processor

my budget is around £600
the biggest problem im having is finding good quality components that are compatable.
any help will be apriciated.

  minormania 14:56 05 Oct 08

i have currently found a couple bits that i think will work well.
please tell me what you think or if you can suggest anything better.

Graphics - MSI GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCIE Dual Link DVi

Power Supply - OCZ Technology 600W Active PFC GameXStream SLI Ready

Processor - AMD PhenomX4 9850 BLACK EDITION AM2+ 2.5GHz 4MB CACHE

Mother board - Gigabyte AM2 AMD 790X DDR2 ATX Audio Lan

  tigertop2 15:15 05 Oct 08

Don't forget to assess whether your case cooling is up to it. Depending on what games you intend to play the 512MB 8800 GT is a good choice but a 1GB 8800GT will be better--does nor run so hot and has slightly better performance overall.

Consider the Be Quiet Dark Power Pro PSU. A well built modular 650W PCU which really is as quiet as a mouse

  Kevscar1 17:23 05 Oct 08

With the PSU you need to allow for any peripherals which run off the computer rather than there own power source. Both my scanner and USB hub draw their power from the computer.

  Joe R 20:34 05 Oct 08

minormania,

what type of ram do you have?

  minormania 22:48 05 Oct 08

I've got 2GB of DDR2 RAM i believe.

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