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I'm looking to upgrade my system, can you offer some suggestions?

Question by Robert from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Feb 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm CST

Hello, I've been out of the component game for a while currently running the following setup and want to know if it's worth upgrading and any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!

  • ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
  • EVGA GTX 470
  • SSD for startup
  • 1TB for storage
  • 12 Gigs Corsair RAM

If I upgrade my motherboard, will I see improvements to the frame rate in games?

Question by Shady from Egypt | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Feb 10, 2013 at 07:23 pm CST

If I've changed my motherboard to a high end one, Will there be some improvement in frame-rates ?

If there are some tips please write it to me.

my PC

  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE ( Overclocked to 3.70 GHz )
  • Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 Motherboard
  • MSI R6970 Lightning ( Factory Overclocked )
  • Kingston Value-ram 4GB 1333 MHz
  • Western Digital HDD 160 GB 7200 RPM
  • Cougar 700CM Power Supply
  • Thermaltake Armor A60 Case
  • Samsung 900p LCD Monitor

Thank you.

I'm after some new GPUs for my 2560x1440 gaming, help!

Question by Clint from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Feb 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm CST

I currently have an i7 920 @ stock and tri-sli GTX-280's. What would help out gaming@2560x1440 the most from these options: get a good closed loop water cooler and OC the CPU to ~4GHZ and a single hd7970/gtx-680 or save the money from the water cooler leaving cpu @ stock, 2x hd7950's / 2x gtx-670's. My budget is around $650 and time frame for upgrading is going to be in April.

I'd like to know about the advantages of 120Hz monitors

Question by Bryan from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Feb 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm CST

Hello. :D

First this my Gaming PC:

  • Intel core i5 3570K
  • Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Z77
  • Corsair H80
  • 7870 or GTX 660 (coming soon on 2 weeks)
  • Samsung MV3V-4G3D/US DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
  • Cooler Master 690 II Advanced

I have a question about is necessary use 120Hz (1920x1080) monitors for more smooth movements and better peformance for gaming over 60 FPS without activate V-Sync.

And so if using their monitors improve on Full-HD movies. (all formats)

I seen on many forums but don't sure about buy a 120Hz monitor or 60Hz monitor and 60GB SSD.

PD: Not interested in using 3D, just a Full-HD monitor with more frequency than 60Hz.

I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

Question by Oded from Israel | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Jan 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm CST

Hi, i want to buy a new 2x4GB RAM kit to my computer. I have a GA-EP45T-UD3LR mobo and wanted to know if when choosing the memory i gotta stick to the supported chipset of each company and model.

For example, i really wanna get some G.skill set of memories but the product details says that the supported mobo chipsets are P67/Z68/P55/AMD7xx.....

Will i be able use it on my mobo? If so, then will it run at max speed supported by my mobo?

is there any risk or other issues that might pop up?

tnx