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From Dell Inspiron 580 to something else!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
  • So in 2010 I got my first PC. I had been using laptops because my dad wouldnt buy me a PC. So finally the day came when he bought me a Dell Inspiron 580! I was soo happy!

 

The specs for it were/are:

  • MOBO: Foxconn DH57M02 Optiplex
  • CPU: i5 650 @ 3.20GHz 2 cores (4 threads)
  • RAM: 2x2Gb Hyundai
  • HDD: Seagate 1Tb
  • PSU: Some 300W one
  • GPU: ATI HD5450

 

 

  • In 2011 I got a GTX 550Ti for christmas. I took my PC to a repair place, because I was too scared to mess around with it myself back then, and let them install it. They also added a Technoware 420W PSU.

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  • In 2013 I bought my friend Arma 2 CO and he gave me 2x2Gb Crucial RAM. It wasnt easy to add those 2 sticks because I didnt take out my GPU.

 

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  • And now in 2014 I finally had enough saved to upgrade the GPU, PSU and the case!

 

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The specs at the moment:

  • MOBO: Foxconn DH57M02 Optiplex
  • CPU: i5 650 @ 3.20GHz 2 cores (4 threads)
  • RAM: 2x2Gb Hyundai + 2x2Gb Crucial
  • HDD: Seagate 1Tb
  • PSU: Corsair Builder 600M
  • GPU: GTX 760
  • CASE: Fractal Design R2 Mini

 

 

I will post a picture of my battlestation tomorrow.


Dell Inspiron 580 - Modified

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Win 7 | GTX 760 | i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz | 2x2Gb 1333MHz Hyundai + 2x2Gb 1333Mhz Crucial RAM | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | HyperX Fury 120Gb | Corsair Builder 600M | Fractal R2 Mini

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Dell Inspiron 580 - Modified

Build log

Win 7 | GTX 760 | i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz | 2x2Gb 1333MHz Hyundai + 2x2Gb 1333Mhz Crucial RAM | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | HyperX Fury 120Gb | Corsair Builder 600M | Fractal R2 Mini

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this is a most unbalanced rig ever :D i like it :P


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Posted · Original PosterOP

this is a most unbalanced rig ever :D i like it :P

I am running two 1280x1024 monitors atm. Well one because the new GPU only has one DVI-I. :D

 

Now that I think about it, I should have gone with a new mobo, CPU, case and a PSU instead of a GPU.


Dell Inspiron 580 - Modified

Build log

Win 7 | GTX 760 | i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz | 2x2Gb 1333MHz Hyundai + 2x2Gb 1333Mhz Crucial RAM | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | HyperX Fury 120Gb | Corsair Builder 600M | Fractal R2 Mini

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I am running two 1280x1024 monitors atm. Well one because the new GPU only has one DVI-I. :D

 

Now that I think about it, I should have gone with a new mobo, CPU and a PSU instead of a GPU.

yeah you should :P what i recommend is you save up till broadwell comes, and get that :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Try upgrading your mobo to a z87 Its worth it and you can get them pretty cheap

Im going to upgrade my mobo and CPU next winter.


Dell Inspiron 580 - Modified

Build log

Win 7 | GTX 760 | i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz | 2x2Gb 1333MHz Hyundai + 2x2Gb 1333Mhz Crucial RAM | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | HyperX Fury 120Gb | Corsair Builder 600M | Fractal R2 Mini

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4Gb is a bottleneck. I have 4gb of 2400mhz in my PC and It slows my computer way down when im playing a game or doing alot of things at once I suggest upgrading to at least 8gb 

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4Gb is a bottleneck. I have 4gb of 2400mhz in my PC and It slows my computer way down when im playing a game or doing alot of things at once I suggest upgrading to at least 8gb 

he has 8gb he has the 4gb that came with the PC then his friend gave him another 4gb  so he has 8gb


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I think that he has 8gb, since he started with 4 and he said his friend gave him 2x2gb, and you can also see he has 4 sticks of ram in his pic.

Ok i see that now but it looks like they are mismatched with 2 different types of ram

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next thing is should probably a platform upgrade. that i5 is probably not feeling to great, either than or an ssd would make your system run much better than it does now. Also new monitors would not be a bad idea.


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  • "RAM: 2x2Gb Hyundai"

"In 2013 I bought my friend Arma 2 CO and he gave me 2x2Gb Crucial RAM. It wasnt easy to add those 2 sticks because I didnt take out my GPU."

Sorry about me being lazy with the quotes but here's why they're mismatched.  I don't think it matters if they have the same timings and frequency but I'm not a huge RAM specialist.

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I disagree with all of you. At 1280 x 1024, his entire rig is overkill. Untill he goes up to 1080p, everything he has is fine.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I disagree with all of you. At 1280 x 1024, his entire rig is overkill. Untill he goes up to 1080p, everything he has is fine.

Yup, and I will be buying a nice 1080p monitor when moving next month. Both of my current monitors were used before me. The main one has a dead pixel strip and the other isnt that bright.

 

When Im moving, I plan to have the 1080p monitor on the table and the two 1280x1024 mounted to the wall.


Dell Inspiron 580 - Modified

Build log

Win 7 | GTX 760 | i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz | 2x2Gb 1333MHz Hyundai + 2x2Gb 1333Mhz Crucial RAM | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | HyperX Fury 120Gb | Corsair Builder 600M | Fractal R2 Mini

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I took my CPU, Motherboard, and RAM from my old Inspiron 580S. Motherboard has started smoking with a damaged capacitor and a couple damaged solders. Thankfully I should be ordering new parts to replace those three things in about 2-3 weeks.


 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Good news! Got a BenQ 1080p monitor for 50 euros, used ofc. Also did some cable managment.

 

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Dell Inspiron 580 - Modified

Build log

Win 7 | GTX 760 | i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz | 2x2Gb 1333MHz Hyundai + 2x2Gb 1333Mhz Crucial RAM | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | HyperX Fury 120Gb | Corsair Builder 600M | Fractal R2 Mini

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