Thinking of upgrading

Asus P5q3 desktop board
January 25, 2011 at 11:29:28
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, 8Gb/quad3.2Ghz
Hi there.
I was thinking of upgrading my system AGAIN, but here is my specs now.
PSU: Corsair VX 550W PSU (ATX 12V V2.2, 1x 6pin, 1x 6+2-pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 120mm Fan)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Q9400
Screencard: MSI GeForce GTX 470
HDD: Cant remember.
RAM: 4x2gb ram.

if i buy a new CPU (Intel Core i7-950) and a motherboard (ASUS P6X58D-E), do i have to upgrade my PSU for more 'wattage'?

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#1
January 25, 2011 at 11:35:23
550w should be good, but try their PSU Calculator:
http://educations.newegg.com/tool/p...

if above link doesn't work, type in Power supply calculator in search window.



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#2
January 25, 2011 at 15:48:02
Your PSU will be fine. I don't think the upgrade is a wise move though. It's not like your system is slow/outdated. If you currently have DDR2 memory, add DDR3 to your list of parts.

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#3
January 26, 2011 at 09:45:30
I have ddr3 memory... but my cpu doesnt do simulations that well, Simulations like physics and raytracing will lag like H*LL if i tune it up...

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#4
January 26, 2011 at 11:00:38
Do your applications even support multi-core processors? What applications are they?

Just another stupid saying...


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#5
January 26, 2011 at 13:26:07
CAD programs, like Keyshot, physics simulation programs and so on... Mostly real time rendering programs...

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