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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by sneekypeet, Dec 19, 2010.

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    Don't really have a need for the case, PSU or the cooler. I'm thinking still, I mean the thought in my head is to buy a high end board, even if I do run it stock. But I am heavily leaning AMD with an ASUS mobo and Corsair ram combo of some sort.
     
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    Should be fixed I hope ... that was just a cheap build i did for my cuz
     
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    he should listen to you. for what he uses his PC for there is no reason to spend money on a new rig. a P4 is plenty as long as he runs XP. just add more ram and a couple of 320 gig drives in raid 0 for a little speed boost and ta-da!
     
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    Little Guide: How to make a Public Wishlist for N...

    Read it :p

    Wouldn't the hexacore combo be perfect then? Even he would be impressed

    ^ why spend money on such old stuff when he can get a huge performance increase for 400~450$ and make his PC last for as long as his P4 lasted him
     
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    I agree, but if he wants to replace it and fund the build, I cant say no really;)

    I was thinking of this for the base of the build...
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb...

    Maybe these as they are on the QVL: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...
     
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    Why get the vidcard if it's already got onboard?
     
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    so it doesnt eat system ram is the only real reason. Not that he will miss the 128-512mb the onboard is going to use.
     
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    Wow a thread and everything.

    I stick by my list I sent you last night...earlier this morning. Just get the mobo you want instead of the ASRock I had.

    Also, the VRaptor and your mobo come in a combo so you can get another $25 off.

    And if your bro. decides he wants a lot of storage space and not speed: Here

    With the $25 discount from the combo, you have roughly $35 to $45 bucks to spend on a quiet CPU cooler. I know you aren't going to need to OC it, but silence is nice when you are reading an e-mail.
     
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    The HD 5450 can do Hybrid CrossfireX.. :cool:
     
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    Which he will not need.
     
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    I'm pretty sure our man Peet isn't going to need to buy a CPU cooler. :laugh:
     
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    I agree I liked that build myself
     
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    Sup dude :)

    Having the DX11 and desc performance boost, spells 'futureproof'. If it fits the budget, then why not? heh..

    I have no qualms with the :respect:HD 4200/4250. I ran it for a couple of weeks last spring and was very impressed at how it owned my then 8400 GS :rolleyes: haha..

    @Sneekypeet I want one of those 890 boards too ! :laugh:
     
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    Hello, looks like there's an Intel system in your family already so I would go with Intel. Then it's easy to pass along components if one decides to upgrade.

    Also, I think there's some cheapo i5 motherboards if you are not doing anything too intensive and most tasks are limited to surfing/internet/emails etc. Also, I suspect the Intel hardware may hold value better than AMD's of same time generation since Intel changes sockets so often. If you did sell it, it might hold value longer and higher. Just speculating.

    Also, I think Intel is safer if you ever upgrade HDDs to SSD or that is my impression.

    Before I decided not to sell off any hardware and change architectures, I was looking at a $60 Gigabyte i5 1156 mobo and i5-650 cpu which was $145 at the time. I discovered 4GB of DDR3 RAM was $60. Seemed like a good deal.

    My two cents.
     
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    Once I get home from work tonight I'll post up some helpful info. I've built a few AMD systems in that price range for some friends/their families.
     
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    I dont see upgrades in his future. The last PC was bought used, he said he was looking to spend $400 for a machine, maybe $500 with an LCD. I told him to hold on and I was looking to build him something better than OEM for the same money.

    I see the point in the idea, and I appreciate the idea, but I dont see him needing to upgrade anyways for emails and bill paying;) He just hates the wait for everything loading and shifting info on his rig now. He is just looking for something that will boot relatively quick and offer him the best bang for his $400 over an OEM. With me donating things to the rig like a PSU, case and cooler, it leaves the build a lot of room to improve on OEM poop hardware;)
     
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    The 1156 build i seen in this thread would be nice!
     
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    With Intel's socket changing methods, you won't be able to pass much on unfortunately...
    How about el cheapo AM3 boards with integrated graphics?
    And why would changing sockets actually hold value better? Imho it means your hw gets really old really fast...
    Eh? Que? What? And, more important, why would you think that?
     
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    Did I miss something, but what about OS?
     
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    I have that covered as well.
     
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    $443 total, but with 64gb SSD
     
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