hi i want to upgrade my computer which is currently pentium d 3.00ghz, 512mb ram, foxconn motherboard. Id like to go intel e6850 or maybe the q6600 but thats as far as im up to i have no clue which motherboard. Also id like a graphics card and more ram at least 2gb and maybe 4? could i do this with a £500 budget? i think im pushing it thanks in advance for any advice :)
Bottom 2 click here and you could get a reasonable graphics card with the change but not a top of the line one. You might also need to upgrade your power supply depending on what you have and if so then that will definately be above the £500 budget.
sorry for double post :( but which one would you reccomend? the dual or quad and maybe i could get a second hand 8800gt? or gts/gtx off ebay. Which psu would i need a 650? i suppose i could buy bit by bit and upgrade slowly?
It will definatly need replaced to a decent branded one of at least 500 watts, not just for the board and CPU but also for the graphics card. Bearing that in mind I think your budget might be a little bit optimistic unless of course you just want a cheap graphics card in which case I think you could manage it.
The higher rated power supply the better. I said at least 500 watts but 600 watts would give a bit more cover. I'm not fond of buying certain things off ebay, one thing I won't buy off them is memory and the other is graphics cards. I have no idea which one of these CPUs is better. I have to say they are top of the range hence the price. If you drop the processor down a bit you could hopefully get all you want for £500. £150 for a decent graphics card £60 for a good quality power supply and that leaves you £290 for the CPU board and memory and you could get something decent for that. I was looking at Novatech but Komplett do some decent bundles to click here