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Help on a new pc build.

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by pmb88, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. pmb88

    pmb88 Member

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    I am thinking of building a new pc for first time and had a question. Below are the specs of my current machine. Any suggestions on what improvements need to be made for the new build?

    Brand: Dell XPS 720
    MB: nForce 680i SLI
    CPU: Intel Quad core cpu (Q6600) 2.4 ghz
    RAM: 5GB
    Video: VGA EVGA|01G-P3-1561-AR GTX560 1G R
    HDD 1: Seagate ST350063 0AS SCSI Disk Device 500GB
    HDD 2: Western Digital WDC WD10 EACS-07D6B0 SCSI Disk Device 1TB
    Drive 1: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N SCSI CdRom Device
    Drive 2: PBDS CDRWDVD DH-48C2S SCSI CdRom Device
    Audio: Creative X-Fi Xtreme audio
    PSU: N750P - 00
     
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    why build a new one when current is still good?
     
  3. pmb88

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    The idea came to mind when I bought the video card. Before I bought it I was interested in two cards one was the 560 and the other one I believed was either 570 or 580. I asked in the nvidia forums to make sure that the cards would run on my system. One of the replies I received was to get the 560 cause anything higher would cause bottlenecking. It was at that point that I became somewhat paranoid that my system was getting obsolete. At first i was thinking to upgrade the cpu and motherboard but thought if i do that then might as well build a new system. I have had this system for about 5 yrs. That would mean I would have another 1-3 years before switching to a new system.
     

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