Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Reventon, Jul 17, 2011.
Budget $400, used for general purpose and gaming, preferably through NewEgg.
do you need a monitor, mouse and keyboard?
$400 is not a lot to work with.
I would look at an inexpensive DIY kit on the 'egg or for good prices in the BST forums.
BST forum will get you more bang for the buck than anywhere else I know.
I've got some fantastic deals there by just asking for things in my price range.
None of those.
You could maybe do a mediocre Llano system for around $425-450, but to be honest, you're better off getting pre-owned parts or saving some more money.
Desktop Combo 2 might be a worthy purchase.
Keep the 400 and save up to 700 for a sandy bridge rig
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The cheapest I could get. Add what you need to it.
Sell your old rig first, take that money and add it for your new build.
Are you looking to upgrade your current system, a different one, or build completely new?
Better yet, buy this CPU/RAM/Mobo for $400 bucks, swap the rest of your parts over and upgrade when you can.
If you can scrap together another $100, and use this thread as reference, it can be done;
Problem is there's no point in buying Amd unless your going Llano
Take the $400 and just buy a new Mb, CPU and Memory
That's the $400. All of my other money is going toward other shit, like a new truck.
Basically, I want to sell my computer, and use the money from it for something new. I may get a job soon, so I can probably use some money from that if I need to.
Meh, keep what you have and buy the other "shit".
I'll probably just do that. I honestly don't need an upgrade right now, it just feels like a while since my last.
This is no longer overbudget & would be considered an upgrade:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...
COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ...
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 ...
TOPOWER Nano Series TOP-500PM 500W ATX12V v2.3 Pow...
CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ...
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cach...
ASRock 760GM-GS3 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Mother...
Pickup either the GTX285/GTX460 1GB(don't be fooled here, the 460 is an awesome overclocker), GTX460 SE, or GTX260 216 55nm (look in that order)
Makes it a grand total of ~$375+ship
what games will he play with an APU
it's an significantly upgraded integrated GPU , but it's still low-end rank.
plus, AMD has better APUs in terms of graphics. Raw processor speed is unnecessary, id go with an AMD , since the top desktop parts i think are already out or will be very soon.
when he gets a dedicated GPU , what's the point of an APU then.
I suggest everyone has a form of a backup video card or integrated graphics from a fallback standpoint.
that's really only needed as failsafe if you screw something up with GPU or when installing new hardware (ex, problems with new GPU, like im having now in another thread)
I never buy my self an integrated GPU mobo , but i did for my family PC, they have a mobo that's just right for that kind of PC and has integrated GPU for failsafe, because it's a business pc, it's more imporant to have such features.
I'm going to assume you just misread this and didn't think he was actually implying that the OP uses the integrated GPU. I am 90% confident he meant save up to $700 and build around a SB CPU and get like a 6850 or some other mid-range card.
here's another one to look at
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