Hello there tech guys!
Yes I'm new, yes I'm a long time reader and yes I need your help.
Two days ago my almost 3 year old Nvidea Geforce 9800 GT went BOOM on me while playing...
wait for it...
wait for it...
MINECRAFT! (totally unrelated pic I made in my world that night: <insertinternetstuffhere>//oi51.tinypic.com/9vbfqg.jpg )
I wanted to build the temple of time so I started up minecraft and my N64 Emulator but I guess the emulator+minecraft blew it.
Anyways, I wanted to upgrade my PC and now due to my graphics card going BOOM the time has come.
Thanks to your lovely template and EVEREST here my current PC specs:
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Version Aurora R5
Chassis Type Desktop Case
Boot-Up State Safe
Power Supply State Safe
Thermal State Safe
Security Status None
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Release Date 08/22/2008
Size 1024 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, USB
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Product M3A32-MVP DELUXE
Version Rev 1.xx
Version AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor
External Clock 200 MHz
Maximum Clock 2200 MHz
Current Clock 2200 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.5 V
Socket Designation CPU 1
CPU Type 2x
CPUID CPU Name AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor
CPUID Revision 00100F23h
CPU Clock 2206.83 MHz
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB (Asynchronous)
CPU #0 AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, 2206 MHz
CPU #1 AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, 2206 MHz
CPU #2 AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, 2206 MHz
CPU #3 AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, 2206 MHz
Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 1024 MB
Speed 800 MHz
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 72-bit
Device Locator DIMM_A1
Bank Locator BANK0
Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Adapter String GeForce 9800 GT
BIOS String Version 126.96.36.199.9
Chip Type GeForce 9800 GT
DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
Installed Drivers nvd3dum (188.8.131.5226), nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
ST3250410AS ATA Device (232 GB)
SyncMaster Magic T220/T220G(Digital)
Upgrade on what (you hope): Graphics Card, if needed RAM, Windows 7 Home, Hard Drive with min 1 Terrabyte
Willing to Self Build: yes ofc
How much you want to spend: due to the PC having cost 1800 when it was new (3 years ago) I'd go with... 500€?
How much you can spend: 800
What all you plan to use it for: Gaming, WTB Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3 on ULTRA
What Operating system you want to use & Bit: WIN 7 - 64-bit, English
What Resolution you hope to be in: 1680 x 1050 No iidea if my sync master monitor supports higher resolution without me needing magnifying glasses
What Settings do you Want & how much FPS: WTB Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3 on ULTRA - FPS... hmm no idea
What Country are you from: Ireland - Europe
What can you re-use: Depends on what I have to switch out to get new stuff. I guess everything besides Graphics Card and Hard Drive
Network will be wired or wireless: Wired..... 5 Mbit/s FTL >_> I hate Cork
Any Additional Info Here:
I'm no PC pro and the last time I built a PC from scrach was 5 years ago.. Please bear with me if I have no clue what a sandy bridge is......
Any help appreciated and don't even try to "4chantriforce" me :P
(at) Mods, thank you for moving, I'm totally blind not seeing that designated subforum >_> writing this from my laptop.. 11" screen ftl