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Help Me Upgrade Please

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New Member
Jan 19, 2010
Ok so i started off with a CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 5212

Athlon 64 X2 5200+
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

For about 1 year. Since then i have increased my knowledge about building and just having fun with them. I do not do a lot of gaming at all. I am looking to build a really fast and a good multi tasking computer. I have dual moniters and almost all the time both are fully with a lot of programs running and stuff. I did go through new egg and create an up grade list. I am looking for something to over clock and have pretty fast. I was wondering if any one had any other suggestions or ideas. Should i maybe go to Intel or AMD. Over all i want a fun fast computer but i dont want to go insane with price. The price on the upgrade below is going to run 400ish i would like to go cheaper but just looking at what is avaible

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core
ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard


Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
ditch that cooler and go sunbeam core contact for much better performance.

Save a few quid and get Gigabyte EP45 UD3P board to overclock that quad.

Cant go wrong with AMD or Intel really.

Also what is ASUS MTN-SLI?