I want to upgrade my system

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Computer's Spec
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor**
-EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard**
-Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case*
-Pioneer Black 5X BD-ROM 12X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Reader and 12X DVD±R DVD Burner Model BDC-2202B
-Cooler Master Hyper N520 Mirror Finished Copper Base Aluminum Fins 5 Heatpipes CPU Cooler*
-8GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 / 800MHz / NVIDIA® SLI-Ready Edition / Dual Channel**
-OCZ GameXStream Power Supply 1010W
-PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 465 Graphics card - 1 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM*
-Seagate 1000GB Hard drive 7200rpm with 32mb buffer
-Patriot Memory PYRO 120 GB Solid State Drives*

Hey my computer is 3 years old and i want to upgrade, should i upgrade if so what should i upgrade it to and what else should i upgrade?

* means i recently bought this
** means i want to upgrade this.
My Computer is a few years old as well, but will still run D3. Mines much worse than yours, why change it?
Those specs don't seem that bad. Wait until you get the game, then decide based on how it performs.

This brings up a question I have, If you revamp your PC, how many times is the user allowed to port the game title, if at all?
I was gonna say that video card needs to go, but you just got it... so hmm.
If anything, replace the ram. You can easily pick up 8gigs of DDR3 1600 for $50. Nothing else sticks out as worth replacing from a cost/benefit ratio (considering a new processor/mobo that's a big enough upgrade to notice would cost $500 and not make a difference for a game like D3). My only other suggestion would have been to get an SSD, but you already have that, so good for you.
You could get ram with a higher Mhz, 1600, 1866 or something like that. Gaming atm doesn't exceed much if at all 4 gbs. Ram with a higher clock will generally be better for gaming atm then having just more ram.

CTK got to it first. GO GO RAM UPGRADE :D
i doubt his motherboard supports ddr3 ram

edit:

nope, it doesn't

basically if you're running ddr2 your mobo only supports ddr2
04/04/2012 09:11 PMPosted by IAmKing
i doubt his motherboard supports ddr3 ram


Good thing thats one of the things he wants to upgrade.
so now he has to buy a motherboard, ram, and a processor/cpu cooler

we've gone from a "bang for your buck" upgrade to an entirely new computer
Computer's Spec
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor**
-EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard**
-8GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 / 800MHz / NVIDIA® SLI-Ready Edition / Dual Channel**

** means i want to upgrade this.
since there are a lot of motherboards that support both ddr3 and ddr2 ??

why suggest "upgrading your ram" and mention avoiding massive costs in the same breath

If anything, replace the ram. You can easily pick up 8gigs of DDR3 1600 for $50. Nothing else sticks out as worth replacing from a cost/benefit ratio (considering a new processor/mobo that's a big enough upgrade to notice would cost $500 and not make a difference for a game like D3). My only other suggestion would have been to get an SSD, but you already have that, so good for you.


just say he needs a new computer
You need a new case to run d3 dude.
I know my computer can run D3 fine, but i want to upgrade since its been giving me trouble. Crashes etc. Also why do i need a new fan?

I was planning these with help from a buddy -
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231323
MOTHERBOARD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

or this cpu + mobo combo?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.875056
or this ram? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333
I don't know how to test it...i called support but no help =\
I really did try to fix it, i tried changing voltage...trying to put individual ram in one slot and they all work fine. Its just when i put in the first two slots near the cpu that my motherboard beeps and when all my rams did work, my computer would still crash through heavy gameplay.

I really appreciate all you your guys help and your consideration towards my money consumption!

@Kalogrym
Regarding the "New PC" thing, what else should i upgrade then? Haha
I replace my ram with
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

is that better than http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231323?
Also would it make a huge difference between i5 sandy bridge and ivy bridge?
How much are you looking to spend on upgrades? The i5-2500K will be more then enough especially if you overclock it a bit.
Why wouldn't you want to? I sell old parts and get new ones all the time. Not really a waste, more like a hobby.

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