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Old 08-04-09, 07:17 PM
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Help on upgrades!!! (please) :)

Hey all, first post for a while from me, but some of you may remember me from the OC3D Counter-Strike: Source UK team from a couple of years back.

Anyway, i'm looking to upgrade my PC's case, power supply and graphics card. My budget is around £450 for everything inclusive of carriage. I don't even mind if i buy some parts from the buying section within these forums - just looking to get the best components possible for the price.

At the moment i have:

Mobo: Asus Maximus Formula X38 chipset

CPU: E8400

RAM: G. Skill 4GB PC2-8000

PSU: 500w Tagan - not too bad, need the overhead for expansion in the future

GFX: 512mb X1950XTX

Other parts don't really need mentioning, just looking for the best combinations from what i have there

Case wise, i'm not into anything too flash (I like the Lian Li range - simplistic) although I must say i like the look of the mods etc from TTL shown on these forums

If anyone can make any suggestions or have any bits for sale, that would be greatly appreciated

p.s not entirely sure this is the right place for this thread, but i cannot post in the buying/wanted section yet as i haven't had the verification confirmed yet.

Many thanks.

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Old 08-04-09, 07:32 PM
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Are you looking for a mid tower or full tower? Are you an ATI or Nvidia man or are you flexible?
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Old 08-04-09, 07:34 PM
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not too bothered, just one that can take the uber long cards of nowadays, ideally not Cosmos S big, but it wouldn't be the end of the world, and certainly would allow for expansion :P one with a removable mobo tray would also be dandy

Again - with gfx, im pretty flexible - always had ati in desktops, but the nvidia 9600m in my xps is dandy
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Old 08-04-09, 07:39 PM
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Depending on what else I can come up with, how does a lian li v2010 look (£190+del)

I thought a 1GB 4870 (Sapphire toxic edition @ £175) might do you for graphics

750W silverstone modular PSU @£100

That comes out at £480 inc delivery from scan (9.99 delivery for that is worth it)
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Old 08-04-09, 07:44 PM
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Yeah i like the look of that, the simple style and brushed aluminium is cool. Only problem is pricing on that one - 190+ del is a lot, when im trying to get a good gfx chip and psu :P

Oh and regarding psu's - modular would be nice as well

cheers for the help thus far though Diablo
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Old 08-04-09, 07:47 PM
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Still alive then are ya .

Take a look at the PC-8 for medium case.

GPU, 4870 aint a bad choice.

PSU: PCP&C for all out awsoemness, or one of the Realpower Pro series form CM if you want modular.
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Old 08-04-09, 07:50 PM
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How about a PcA77 ( which is £158 + del (total is now £453 ish I think), that's quite nice by the looks of it and not as pricey. Given the price of powersupplies, I reckon the 4870 is probably the best card at that price point.
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Old 08-04-09, 07:58 PM
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Yeah Ham, i am still alive :P you got a different msn these days? Don't see you on bud.

I do like the combinations that you have chosen Diablo, although the site of that 190 quid case has now made me think

Do you reckon that would handle most things...i.e empire: total war, far cry 2 etc at higher settings on a 1440x900 (perhaps changing to 1650 x1080 res soon)?
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Old 08-04-09, 08:14 PM
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Do you reckon that would handle most things...i.e empire: total war, far cry 2 etc at higher settings on a 1440x900 (perhaps changing to 1650 x1080 res soon)?
For breakfast. I can only +1 the above recommendations.
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Old 08-04-09, 08:23 PM
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cool. Cheers lads
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