Up grade advice please

  ordep 13:15 PM 14 Nov 11

Looking to u/g my spec, which is;

Present spec.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 4Mb C M/B. QC Gigabyte GAP35-ds3L - 1333fsb,D G/C. Novatech GTs250 1GB Memory. 2GB Crucial ballstix DDR2-2x 1GB PSU. Colors 550 watt Gold silent. OP W7

I primarily play games.

I was thinking of the Asus nVidia GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU 11 card. (1.28) But unsure if this is enough, just changing the card that is. There's the 560 card, lower spec of course but, I'ld rather get the best card I can. (Saves time & money in the long run)

Would appreciate any advice, Thanks Ordep

  gengiscant 18:14 PM 14 Nov 11

Borderline pointless with a dual-core CPU limiting things, and I'm not sure if I'd trust that PSU brand to supply enough juice either (and does it have PCIe plugs in sufficient quantities).

PSU is questionable for a 570. that and the dual-core, I recommend 560Ti. or better yet, wait until end of month, nvidia is coming out with 560Ti 448 core (poor man's 570) but that also requires more juice....

I see you got 2Gb of RAM. 570 is overkill unless you have the extra cash and want to put it for future investment, but with C2D and 2Gb of RAM, the 570 will be severly crippled.

  ordep 11:11 AM 15 Nov 11

Thanks for your input Gengis,you've pretty much confirmed what I was thinking in that the 570 is over kill & not compatible with the present set-up.

I would appreciate your opinion on Chillblast. I see there rated in the PCA reviews.


Budget up to 2K, and as stated, used for gaming. There's two or three there but what the difference between them is I've no idea.

  gengiscant 11:54 AM 15 Nov 11

First off, what sort of games? Would you be interested in a multi monitor setup?

  ordep 13:17 PM 15 Nov 11

Would you be interested in a multi monitor setup? No.

CoD3, Boardlands for example.

  gengiscant 14:22 PM 15 Nov 11

Had a look at the site you linked to. Having looked at their prices, they basically charge anywhere between 10-20% extra per item. As I build my PC's I am not particularly good at selecting pre-built ones.If I had two grand I would get a Dell U2711 monitor, which is around £500, I think,( I have the Dell UltraSharp U2410) and then the best I could get for £1500. But there again I would just buy the parts and build it myself.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

  ordep 06:19 AM 16 Nov 11

Thanks Gengis. You've got me thinking about monitors know! Useful site here if any ones on the lookout for a monitor.


  gengiscant 07:18 AM 16 Nov 11

Very useful,just had a quick go and what came up? The Dell U2711. LOL.

  ordep 13:56 PM 17 Nov 11

Thought you might be interested in my final choice.

Chillblast Fusion Blackbird 4.6GHz Core i7 2600K, 16GB, Radeon 6990 4GB Selected products: Corsair Graphite 600T Midi Tower Case in white £95.00 Intel Core i7 2700K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.9GHz £326.84 Corsair A70 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler £30.00 Generic thermal paste £0.00 Asus Sabertooth P67 Motherboard £140.00 16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (4 x 4GB sticks) £160.00 Chillblast AMD Radeon HD 6990 4096MB Graphics Card £440.00 60GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive £140.00 1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk £35.00 Samsung Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive £38.00 Corsair TX 850W PSU £80.00 Onboard High Definition Audio £0.00 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit £41.66 Windows Optimisation Service £29.99 Express Four Day Build Service £79.99 23" Asus VG236HE Widescreen 3D 120Hz TFT Monitor

  gengiscant 18:32 PM 17 Nov 11

Some of the prices are pretty good others not so. I doubt whether I would have gone for the i7 2500k over the i5 2500K and would have been looking for a bigger SSD. But all in all not a bad rig.


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