Up grade advice please

  ordep 13:15 14 Nov 2011

Looking to u/g my spec, which is;

Present spec.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 4Mb C M/B. QC Gigabyte GAP35-ds3L - 1333fsb,D G/C. Novatech GTs250 1GB Memory. 2GB Crucial ballstix DDR2-2x 1GB PSU. Colors 550 watt Gold silent. OP W7

I primarily play games.

I was thinking of the Asus nVidia GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU 11 card. (1.28) But unsure if this is enough, just changing the card that is. There's the 560 card, lower spec of course but, I'ld rather get the best card I can. (Saves time & money in the long run)

Would appreciate any advice, Thanks Ordep

  ordep 11:11 15 Nov 2011

Thanks for your input Gengis,you've pretty much confirmed what I was thinking in that the 570 is over kill & not compatible with the present set-up.

I would appreciate your opinion on Chillblast. I see there rated in the PCA reviews.


Budget up to 2K, and as stated, used for gaming. There's two or three there but what the difference between them is I've no idea.

  ordep 13:17 15 Nov 2011

Would you be interested in a multi monitor setup? No.

CoD3, Boardlands for example.

  ordep 06:19 16 Nov 2011

Thanks Gengis. You've got me thinking about monitors know! Useful site here if any ones on the lookout for a monitor.


  ordep 13:56 17 Nov 2011

Thought you might be interested in my final choice.

Chillblast Fusion Blackbird 4.6GHz Core i7 2600K, 16GB, Radeon 6990 4GB Selected products: Corsair Graphite 600T Midi Tower Case in white £95.00 Intel Core i7 2700K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.9GHz £326.84 Corsair A70 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler £30.00 Generic thermal paste £0.00 Asus Sabertooth P67 Motherboard £140.00 16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (4 x 4GB sticks) £160.00 Chillblast AMD Radeon HD 6990 4096MB Graphics Card £440.00 60GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive £140.00 1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk £35.00 Samsung Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive £38.00 Corsair TX 850W PSU £80.00 Onboard High Definition Audio £0.00 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit £41.66 Windows Optimisation Service £29.99 Express Four Day Build Service £79.99 23" Asus VG236HE Widescreen 3D 120Hz TFT Monitor

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