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[split] Upgrading a pc
09-18-2011, 12:00 PM,
#1
[split] Upgrading a pc
Hello Guys,

I need suggestions on what to put priority in upgrading a PC, I am going to update some hardware but do not know what to prioritize first.


Thanks!
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09-18-2011, 11:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-19-2011, 02:27 AM by MathieuB.)
#2
RE: Upgrading a pc
All depends on what you are starting with and what you want the computer to do. So more info is needed before anyone can help you.
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09-19-2011, 03:52 AM,
#3
RE: [split] Upgrading a pc
thanks for the reply. I am work-at-home dad. but I am also into gaming. I've been reading the forums here but do not know how to upgrade my PC that can accommodate both Gaming and Work. My PC runs 20 hours a day. Since technology seems so fast now I'm looking for an upgrade that gives quality but doesn't kill my pocket.

This site is pretty cool.. really love the discussions.
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09-19-2011, 05:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-19-2011, 05:59 AM by MathieuB.)
#4
RE: [split] Upgrading a pc
Here are a few questions for you, to help us recommend the best options for you:

What does your work consist of? Web browsing, video editing, photo editing, ???

Which games do you play? What's the resolution of your screen (for example: 1920 x 1080)?

What feels slow to you or in other words, what would you like to speed up?

Finally, you didn't specify your power supply in your signature (Gigabyte Sumo 5115 is a case). We'll need to know which power supply you have in order to know if it's powerful enough to handle certain possible upgrades.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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09-19-2011, 06:34 AM,
#5
RE: [split] Upgrading a pc
My work consists just most of Web Browsing. I play mostly simulation and strategy games. Mostly Command and Conquer Games and Sports like Basketball, Football and American Football. My screen's main resolution is 1440 x 900 and the other is 1366 x 768. (I always have multiple browsers and documents open and sometimes relieve the stress to play a game.) I tried having 16GB of RAM, all of them Geil but always come up with a BlueScreen even if I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit). I would like to make an upgrade on a PC part just to stay updated. Someone told me before that I should upgrade parts when they become Mid price in the market rather than wait for all of them to become obsolete and upgrade the whole CPU. Last week the other PC in the house malfunctioned and I had to replace the Motherboard, little did I know, DD2 boards are now hard to find here since DDR3 is the baseline. He told me that I could use a Motherboard by ASUS that could support both DDR2 and DDR3.

The climate in the country is just hot and sometimes it rains but mostly hot. so I was searching your forums for parts which I could get an upgrade to my existing PC.
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09-20-2011, 01:09 AM,
#6
RE: [split] Upgrading a pc
get an i5 and h67or h61 mobo for increasing the processing speed.
go for 6770 or 6850 for increasing your gaming performance.
gskill,corsair,kingston produce good ram.
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