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pc upgrade, some help is advised :)
#1
i am going to upgrade my whole pc or a part of it and the soler eason is to play pcsx2 more effeciciantly and ofcourse because it is quite outdated to get a decent gaming rig for normal pc games as well.

here are my current specs:

intel E5200 @ 3.3 ghz
ati 4850 toxic 512 mb
4 gb ddr2 ram
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
450 watt huntech psu


my first upgrade i want to do is the following:

get either an E8400 / E8500 or E8600 cpu and oc it like crazy (but my mobo stinks so i dont have voltage tweaks and the such plus my psu is only 450 watt i want to upgrade that as well)

700 watt coolermaster psu

total price around 250 euro

second upgrade

core i 3 or i5 at highest stock clock settings (probably the i3 with 3.3 ghz or the i5 with 3.0 ghz)
4 gb ddr3 ram
new mobo with good overclock abilities (can use some help here on the 1156 socket boards)
ati 5850 1 gb vidcard (could still use my 4850 but hey if i am upgrading the whole pc might just do this as well Tongue)
700+ watt coolermaster or ocz psu

total price 750 euro

so is it a wise decision to upgrade my whole pc or slash some cash and go for the simple upgrade?

my doubts lies in is the E8400 overclocked to 3.6 ghz slower then the i3 or i5 overclocked to 3.6 ghz (because of new arcitechture and the such)

thanks in advance ^_^.V
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#2
Maybe just go for a PSU and GPU upgrade for now and wait to see how Sandy Bridge pans out. Perhaps try for a higher overclock on your E5200. Actually, since AMD's 6000 series is supposed to be coming out soon, you might also want to sit it out on the GPU.

Your current build isn't so bad that you'd have to run and get a replacement right away. Also, an E8400 at 3.6 GHz isn't going to be much of an upgrade.
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#3
(09-13-2010, 03:49 PM)ilovejedd Wrote: Maybe just go for a PSU and GPU upgrade for now and wait to see how Sandy Bridge pans out. Perhaps try for a higher overclock on your E5200. Actually, since AMD's 6000 series is supposed to be coming out soon, you might also want to sit it out on the GPU.

Your current build isn't so bad that you'd have to run and get a replacement right away. Also, an E8400 at 3.6 GHz isn't going to be much of an upgrade.

well iw ant to run dragon quest 8 on full speed and i cant accomplish that on my E5200.

about the further overclock it is a no go sinds i got it at 3.3 on stock voltages and my mobo doesnt support voltage tweaks on the cpu.
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#4
Maybe you can try to find used E8x00 and better MBO, they should be available. I don't think buying new ones would be good (price wise) option. No need for new GPU I think. As ilovejedd said ATI 6000 series is coming in October (speculation is 6770 should be first one).

Also no need for that powerful PSU unless you plan to load it with two GPU beasts. Something about 500W, or less, would be fine.
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#5
hi everyone,
i have a desktop computer with system specs:-
core 2 duo 2.93 Ghz 3mb l2 cache
2GB ram
nvidia geforce 8400 Gs 512mb ram
pcsx2 is running too slow on this vga card,i suggested to buy nvidia geforce 9500 gt from pcsx2 forums,i live in India,A.P there is no such card and there is a card nvidia geforce 9400gt shall i able to play games on playable speed using nvidia geforce 9400gt 45-60 frame,thanks in advance
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#6
Save up a bit more and get a 5670. (they start at about $75)
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(09-13-2010, 07:29 PM)fazeel_64
35023 Wrote:
hi everyone,
i have a desktop computer with system specs:-
core 2 duo 2.93 Ghz 3mb l2 cache
2GB ram
nvidia geforce 8400 Gs 512mb ram
pcsx2 is running too slo
w on this vga card,i suggested to buy nvidia geforce 9500 gt from pcsx2 forums,i live in India,A.P there is no such card and there is a card nvidia geforce 9400gt shall i able to play games on playable speed using nvidia geforce 9400gt 45-60 frame,thanks in advance
9400gt is ok (i have it) get a better one if you have money (get it if on low budget)
cpu is fine talk with darkvirus or chronicnl if yo want to overlook it ps : overlooking give mmore ghz about 0.7 or more more ghz= more pcsx2 speed
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#8
You only really need 600w PSU for i5s and ATI HD 5850. Anyways, I'd just get the 5870 for the extra kick. Or GTX 460 is always a good buy.
CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8GHz(Everyday)/3.6GHz(Gaming)/4.0GHz(Encoding)
GPU: Geforce GTX 480 @ 850MHz/1001MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: 2x3 6GB OCZ @ 1527MHz 8-8-8-24
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#9
5870 is terribly priced to current standards.
GTX470($279) trades blows with a 5870($355)
5870 wins slightly more often though.
Pcxs2 also prefers Nvidia.
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#10
I would take GTX460 or GTX470 anyway (cause of Nvidia's drivers).
CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8GHz(Everyday)/3.6GHz(Gaming)/4.0GHz(Encoding)
GPU: Geforce GTX 480 @ 850MHz/1001MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: 2x3 6GB OCZ @ 1527MHz 8-8-8-24
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