Time for PC Upgrades, need help

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  1. sneez

    sneez Well-Known Member

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    HELLO,

    I'm upgrading my pc. Already got a good Power Supply, case and monitor, keyboard, video card, hard disc and mouse.

    I just need: a CPU, motherboard and memory. (and maybe a SSD)

    Just a few questions here. I have no idea about bus speeds, mhz's and other things which might be a bottle neck, so that's why I made this thread.

    For CPU I spied:
    Intel Core i5 2500K Boxed
    http://ark.intel.com/products/52210

    Memory:
    Vengeance® — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8)
    http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz8gx3m2a1600c8.html

    Motherboard:
    Asus P8B75-M LE S1155 Intel B75 DDR3 mATX
    http://www.shop.bt.com/products/asu...3_1338380499_f72fde50f97aaff05155b77e42b922e2

    SSD: (not really needed)
    Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB
    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT128M4SSD2

    AFAIK, I should only watch that the FSB is matched with my memory speed or something?
    Will this be compatible or will there be a bottle neck?

    Also I got a cheap ass GT 240 video card, which obviously will be the bottleneck, but I can always upgrade that later.
    GFX:
    GT 240
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gt_240_us.html

    Is this a good set up, orrrr does anybody have suggestions for another type of motherboard/memory? Or will this suffice? Thanks in advance.
    Also, will the SSD drive fit into this motherboard? Lol.
     
  2. Martz

    Martz Staff Member

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    SSD should be top of the list.

    Not a consideration, or an after thought.

    TOP of the list.

    I've got the Crucial M4 512 SSD in my laptop, and the thing screams along. I also use SSDs in my desktop PCs as well and they really do make the system much more responsive.
     
  3. yako

    yako ♂Niko®

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    looks well mate.

    I recommend to not use SSD only.

    Use it for Windows and programms..for your rest data try to use/buy a normal HDD
     
  4. sneez

    sneez Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm definately getting the SSD, others at work also suggested it. I'll just put W7 and most played games/programs on it, movies and stuff will be on a normal HDD.
    Is it recommended to use 64bit with SSD? Or is it recommended to use 64bit anyway?

    And the rest of the set-up is good? (motherboard+memory combination etc)
     
  5. MeetYourMaker

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    You need 64bit to be able to use that amount of memory
     
  6. Solar´

    Solar´ =]死か栄光[=

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    SSD for windows and programs
    HDD for storage =)
     
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