|Aug 7, 2012, 07:34 AM||#1|
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Advice on a replacement build
normally I would do at least some research first, but the situation is rather dire. My desktop computer, bought in 2005 is now randomly generating false thermal events – which means I must come up with possible replacement build specs quickly. The bad thing is, I research the hardware field only when I have made up my mind to buy a new computer and thus am out-of-date.
The old computer was relatively powerful (as of 2005), but not aimed at gaming -> while boasting a P4 (Prescott) 3.2Ghz/800Mhz FSB, it had a rather mediocre video card (Radeon X600, which later was replaced by Radeon X1300 (warranty service)).
Since this is a replacement build, it does not need a HDD, an optical drive nor a monitor. Most probably it could do with current GPU as well.
I am thinking about something quad-core from Intel i5 series and would like to go for best cost/quality ratio.
I will check out what's in local stores when picking RAM, but you can post recommendations.
I have no clue about motherboards though. Pretty much all of them that have the relevant CPU socket have everything I need (integrated sound + NIC).
... and I will go with a random case+PSU with enough wattage. This isn't a powerhouse build, you know.
Motherboard + CPU aimed at both home tasks and CPU-intensive tasks, for example chess analysis. Budget: up to $700.
Last edited by savormix; Aug 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM.
|Aug 7, 2012, 08:45 AM||#2|
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Have you tought about a budget?
psu CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 43...
ram GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRA...
motherboard BIOSTAR B75MU3+ LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s...
cpu Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turb...
gpu integrated in cpu
case your choice.
Last edited by DarkOCean; Aug 7, 2012 at 08:55 AM.
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