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i finally have an excuse to build a new sys..help please

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by kylelee08, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. kylelee08 New Member

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    my current comp...abit is-10 mobo...pent 4 3ghz...2 gig ddr...x800gto vid...550 antec power supply...x-fi fatality... and plenty of hard disk.....(old skt478 and agp)

    ...just blew up...figuratively speaking of course

    i haven't upgraded in a while due to budgetary constraints..(my wife)...anywho...everything still works aside from the ram cpu graphics and mobo..(don't ask me how that happened...i have no idea..but it's all fried)....i was hoping that there would be some solution that would let me get a great motherboard(capable of running high end mem, cpu's, and graphics..)but i could just buy cheap stuff now that at least keeps up with my current system, and upgrade to better parts as i get the money...soo great motherboard with capabilities(1600fsb, 45nm, at least ddr 1200)...that can also run temporary cheap shit....

    ohh...and by the way, i'm not really into overclocking or anything so it doesn't have to top of the line stuff just hardy...let me play my oblivion, prey, half-life....and hopefully bioshock....(which my current sys couldn't do)

    i'd really appreciate the help
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    Give us a budget and we will build you a system that should kick butt.
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    for now...

    at least for now i should only be able to get up about 350 to 400 bucks...


    ...have a crazy neighbor, so i just dropped 600 on a big ass gun.....
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    lol, take that money for PC and buy more ammunition

    EDIT: that was a joke...
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    really...

    shouldn't have even gotten the gun in the first place...shoulda just paid a hacker to get his crazy ass deported or something...ha
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    So you already have monitor, case, peripherials, and hdd right? And are all your hdds ide, and how many do you have?
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    yeah

    i have an lg 22in' flatscreen(1650\whatever rez...can't remember)...antec true power 550w(i know..bad reviews..but mine has worked fine for 2 years..almost none stop running)...1 sata11 seagate 160 gb....2 120 gb ide drives (and several removables)...my sound card still works, x-fi fatality...and a good case
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    Yeah I would probably take a gso over the 3850. Same price, better performance. Also the 4gb kit of those same g.skills are only $30 more, so I would jump for that.
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    actually 3870 is only $100 right now check the Hot Deals section. you still need a heatsink.

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    If is isn't into overclocking the stock Intel heatsink should be fine. Plus I went with the 3850 since I currently use ATI, I have nothing against NVidia though, just saw that and said this ain't bad. Like I said was a quick list, just to throw out some ideas.
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    that is a good build..

    the gso has fewer stream processors....how can it be better..?

    ...just trying to learn..
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    the stock heatsink for the wolfdales are horrible.

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    i think i still have the skt 775 adapter for my scythe cooler......that p4 ran too damn hot

    ...got it to extend the life of the cpu...ha, lot of good it did me
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    there you go. problem solved.

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    Aren't the 45nm CPU's supposed to generate less heat, or am I mistaken there?
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    Ati and nvidia use different architectures, so you can only really compare specs like that to their own kind. Ati's newest cards have 800sp's, while nvidia's only have 296 (I think, somewhere around there), but the performance is similar.
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    ahh...thank you
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    yes, but the heatsink is hard to install and it doesn't cool it very efficiently.

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    Ok, I only used a stock 775 heatsink once cause I was lazy and it was on an old Celeron 430 and I never OCed or checked temps. Just figured he could save a few bux using what it came with rather than picking up something new.
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    my scythe keeps a p4 at 41c under heavy load...so i think it can def. handle a core 2 or quad...


    or course it is aided by three 120's and a 250 fan
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    i mean...it was...before every freakin thing quit working

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