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Old 12-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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I want to upgrade/add some hardware to my PC to make it better optimized for gaming. I have an ASUS CM5570 (see link for specs) with a 600w PSU and Radeon 5770 i added like 6 months ago. This helped big time because my PC sucks for gaming. Christmas is coming and i want to upgrade something.

What do you think, in order of importance, are the things i need upgrade next? I was thinking about DIMM but someone said they might be on a 3 channel system and that would ef it up.

Could you please be specific on the type of model i should look at and what other things i need to upgrade to make that certain thing work? I appreciate the help in advance.

PC link: Asus Essentio CM5570-AP002 Review - Desktops - CNET Reviews

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omg.... Please just google it or something, it's being weird
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Your next upgrade should be to a quad core CPU. Open up the case and check what mobo you have.
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if your going to game i would suggest first thing would be a graphics card since you are currently using intel Graphics which are horrible period now on which graphics card depends on budget and games you will be playing.
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if your going to game i would suggest first thing would be a graphics card since you are currently using intel Graphics which are horrible period now on which graphics card depends on budget and games you will be playing.
he added a 5770 6 months ago -_-

i would add a Core 2 Quad like foot head mentioned
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:59 AM   #5
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he added a 5770 6 months ago -_-

i would add a Core 2 Quad like foot head mentioned
yup yup, unless you have the money to dish out for a new motherboard, possibly new ram, and a core i5 or core i7
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oh wow im sorry didnt see that part of the post lol my bad if your running a core 2 duo it wont be a triple channel set up so i would either get a Q6600 or maybe like gibson said new motherboard with an i5 at least and some DDR3
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:38 PM   #7
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Yeah thats the problem. I know next should be the CPU but then i gotta get a mobo thats compatible with the CPU and the DIMMs i currently have cuz would prefer to save money. This is really expensive though :/ Any ideas on what mobo and CPU to look at?

You think if i added another DIMM would help at all or do games like Black Ops even take up that much memory? Some one said they might be on a triple channel and that will ef up my other ones??? I never learned anything like that in comp sci, but i found 2 potential DIMMs.

Shit thats gunna like total to $500...
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Here is what I recommend:

Newegg.com - MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

That plus your 5770 will give you a very well balanced system.
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Is that mobo better than the one i currently have or is it just compatible with the potential CPU. I also want to buy one thats good for upgrade later in time
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Is that mobo better than the one i currently have or is it just compatible with the potential CPU. I also want to buy one thats good for upgrade later in time
It is better in terms of specs. As far as quality, ASUS tends to be a little better, but Gigabyte is still very good.

If you want to be futureproof, you will need an AM3/DDR3 mobo and some DDR3. 4GB will run you $50-60. Mobo should cost about the same.
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