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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Lannister86, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Lannister86 New Member

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    Alright so I really need a new computer since my current one sucks, I have a good monitor so I just need the desktop.

    Anyway my main purpose of comp usage is playing high-end games and I will be doing a lot of editing and designing for my IT classes.

    Alright so here it is, let me know if I'm missing anything:

    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820145226

    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory


    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811146025


    CD/DVD burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827106291

    Hard drive:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136098

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Might change to a 500 GIG for an extra 5 bucks


    Processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103300

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor


    Graphics card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130440

    EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card


    Motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813138124

    BIOSTAR TForce TA770A2+SE AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard


    Power Supply:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817103032

    SPARKLE Magna R-SPI900GCM 900W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


    If you see a good upgrade to any of those for an extra 10 bucks let me know! Also I'm still unsure about the case...still looking for something cool lol.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Morrison5891 New Member

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    Umm

    Well, I would look into a different motherboard (gigabyte), HDD, why a HDD with only 8mb cache? Also, you need to get a different powersupply go with either rosewill, coolermaster or corsair.

    If you want to play high end games, why not a quad core AMD? what is your budget?
     
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    Well the total for this was $700, I can spend up to a total of $900.

    Can you show me what you're talking about.
     
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    yea, hang on ...
     
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    get a 4770 or 4830 > 9800gt
    get at least a x3 ph2 710
    a 550w corsair 550vx would be more than enough for a single card system
    750w corsair 750tx (or 650w) if you plan on crossfire
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    :slap: rosewill ewww :slap::slap: for you.

    get a silverstone, corsair, pc&p, seventeam someone like that. rosewill. no.

    hdd, get a single platter 500gb seagate 7200.12
     
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    Morrison5891 New Member

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    Here is a little upgrade from what you had... just choose a case you like. Also, its well under your budget, so you can maybe upgrade the kuma to a quad core, or faster ram... but really, ddr2800 is just fine.

    take a look...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I know a lot of people could care less about rosewill... but with the amount of rosewill PS I have out there... they have outlasted and out performed a lot of others. I've got rosewill PS going strong after 1.5 years
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    maybe so. but personally i would never go with one.
     
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    why aaks if he can do aals for a few more bux?
    why 4850 if a 4770 overclocked can do similar frames at $30 less? or even a 4870 512 for a few more
    he can spend up to $900, which is easily enough for a ph2 710. the kuma is cool for very low budget desktops, but not a $900 one
     
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    Its just a starting point for him ... i'm sure he will want to tweak it
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    4500 post. almost done :D

    and with $900 yeah go pII
     
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    if he's got 900, for sure go with a quad
     
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    Off course quad is gonna give more musceles to his IT work even if he is not interested in gaming.

    BTW 7750 is a quad too, You just have to unlock it.
     
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    When someone can actually show me real proof of unlocking a kuma... then i'll beleive it
     
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    Almost every tech site claims that......
     
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    when I see it i'll beleive it
     
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    Can someone show me the quad and pII graphics card?
     
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    get a 4770 and oc a bit. it should nearly have the performance of a 4850.
    for the motherboard, get the asrock 780gxe, hands down, best bang for your buck, crossfire and a lot of crap for under 80.

    EDIT: dont go quad for now, tri cores are enough fast

    graphic card go 4770
     
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    Alright thanks everyone for the help! I'm gonna remake the list and just continue from there, I see a lot of mix answers so I'm unsure what to go for, but I'll remake the list and see if that is much better
     
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    whatever you decide on... just make sure you do your research and take your time...
     

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