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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?