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My Possible new build, got an offer on my current pc.

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  1. Joshmcmillan

    Joshmcmillan New Member

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    Hi,
    Someone at my school has offered me AUD$580 for my PC for just the tower (no monitor etc..) and without my HD3850. I wasn't planning too sell it, I just thought for that price I could buy a new one for not a LOT more, if he buys it it will be a couple of weeks if he does but..

    Here is what a was planning to get, if I'm making a bad decision, let me know.

    CPU: Q6600 $245
    Motherboard: ASUS P5K-SE $103
    Video Card: Keep my HD3850
    RAM: 4gb Super Talent DDR2 800 $91
    OS: Vista Home Premium 64bit $125
    Case: Antec Sonata III $176
    PSU: Antec 500w Earthwatts $0 (comes with case)
    Hard Disk: Seagate 500gb $125
    DVD Burner 20x Pioneer $32


    Total = $897
    Total Extra Too my computer = $317

    Does this all sound good? Should I get an E2200 instead of the Q6600? Maybe only 2gb RAM? Maybe DDR2 667 instead of DDR2 800? Maybe a different HD? Case? PSU?

    :D:D:D:D
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    all looks good to me...what the computer be used for?
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    Joshmcmillan New Member

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    I play games on it, but I have a PS3 as well so I don't play games 100% on PC. Main thing it's used for it just general stuff, but I do like stuff that lasts a long time.
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    if your using your current monitor than a 3870 might be a little better for your res...but if it works now then you should be fine!
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    Yeah, HD3850 seems good, runs crysis good enough in 1680x1050, plus the guy is probably not buying the HD3850. I said $180 on top of the $580 if he wants it, if he buys it I'll buy an Asus 9600GT, and yes I know HD3850 isn't worth $180, but it is too some people.
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    oh ok gotcha...well i see no other problems...looks good to me!
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    I'd get a 45nm cpu, either a wolfdale core2dou or the q9300 core2quad. Gaming wise, you don't need the quad, games use only 2 cores these days. A e8400 will cost you about $30 US dollars less than the q6600.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Actually in US dollars, you can pick up a retail e8400 for $50 less than a retail Q6600.
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Unless you want a 3dmark06 warrior, then the Q6600 isn't that great. I would go with an e7200 or an E8400.

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