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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Reventon, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Reventon

    Reventon New Member

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    Sooo I will most likely be getting a job soon that pays $12.50/hr (I'm 16 btw) and if I get it I will be making about $600/mo (some will need to be saved but some can spent).

    OR I may build a whole new system (read through thread).

    TPU, I need you to suggest new parts for me. So far, my list looks like this (in no particular order):
    A second monitor for dual screen setup (which I have no doubt would be useful to me)
    A new GPU (or a 2nd 4850 for Crossfire)
    Another HDD (120GB is hindering me)
    Keyboard and Mouse
    Soundcard and speakers (currently using a headset, but would like either new speakers or a new headset that)
    Possibly Windows 7, or a downgrade to Windows XP 64-bit
    In that case, I'd get more RAM

    My system specs are over there <

    So what should I get? Any suggestions? What should I get first?

    Also have my birthday and Christmas soon.
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    And then I was like...Hello? Hookers and fast cars.
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    Lol I already have a car. No hookers though.
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    new cpu

    a 6400+ is a power hoging, slow, hot running processor.

    if you just spend a easy 150-200 bucks.

    You can be rolling in a Phenom 940-955be and a nice micro-atx msi board.

    Then you wont have to upgrade your card. because your cpu is such a bottle neck, your HD 4850 would raise in frames 35+% easy........ more like 50% more frames.

    I swear, I came from a 8800gt with a 5800+, went to a shitty e5200 system, i went from 30 frames in crysis to 45-50 frames in crysis.

    Every-other game that laged for me, smooth as butter because cpu was bottle necking even my 8800gt.

    Just a recommendation/
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    Wait for your second or third paycheck and do a full new system. You can get a whole new rig and a second monitor for about $750. then get speakers and a sound card later on.
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    W0rd. Totally do this. It's rough holding on to money burning a hole in your pocket but in your case a new system would totally be worth it. :toast:
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    I could sell my current one too for ???? profit

    Also, could you help me pick out new parts? Let's say $750 budget, like LaughingMan said. I wouldn't have any problem picking out my own parts but sometimes people here think of things that don't really cross my mind the first time around.
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    I'd hope so. It would suck if you sold it and had to pay the guy taking it too. :p
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    Lol. I bet I could get some decent money for it actually because some people are tech retarded.

    Any more suggestions?
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    Oh yeah also I could sell my rig for $XXX and put that towards a new rig in addition to money I make from my job. So that could expand my options a little. Let's say I sell my rig for like $400, and I get $600 from work. That gives $1000 for my rig (at this point I'm going to assume I'm getting a monitor, mouse, and keyboard for my birthday soon).

    So could someone help build me a rig for $1000?
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    what do you actually do?
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    If I got this rig, it would be used for internet browsing and games. That is what I use my current rig for. I also play music pretty much anytime I'm on the computer, so I guess you could add that. I rarely do anything else on my computer except for internet browsing and gaming.
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    Reventon,

    You do not need an entire new rig. Find a second 4850 on Ebay for crossfire and buy a Phenom II X4/X6 and drop it in. This shouldnt cost you more than $300.


    DDR2 is not lacking. Even with a new PSU and HD, all in all this can be achieved within £350 and it will be in the top spec of gaming machines.

    You can buy a new board, DDR3 and get a 5850 but its not going to perform signficantly better and quite frankly you'd be paying more than double the above quote to boot for 10% increase in performance.

    I think your main priority should be to replace the CPU and HD, once that has been dealt with we'll worry about the 4850 in CF or a single card solution + PSU.
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    Well I will need a new PSU to go with that. I also desperately need a new (another) HDD. I need better RAM too, 667Mhz DDR2 is lacking. Basically the only things in my rig that I don't NEED to update are my mobo and my case/cooling.
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    I'd get a new CPU, better ram, another HDD, maybe a better PSU. I'd also replace that mobo. Plus, you could always sell some of the stuff here on TPU after you replace it and get some of your money "back".
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    Okay, thanks. Any more suggestions?
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    Windows 7 64 bit would be a good choice.
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    Adding to that new system, which I agree with Erocker and Laughing on, I would get one of those newegg.com deals on SSDs. If nothing else you will see a performance boost. I have been trying to pull the trigger on one but damn it if bills don't just kick my checks in the teeth.
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    If I get an SSD it will probably be only for bootup and 2-3 select programs. So a small one if any. I'm looking at HDDs right now as I need one for sure but I'm having a hard to deciding.
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    Grab up a nice WD Blue drive, Black if you want faster transfer rates, etc.
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    If I decide to build a new system, what version of Windows 7 should I get? I think I would only need Home Premium. Definitely getting 64-bit though.
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    Most people only need Home Premium.
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    Yeah that's what I assumed.
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    How is this for a rough draft for a new rig (if I decide to do one)?

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    Triple channel memory isnt supported by your MOBO ... in fact no AMD MOBO does ... only dual channels ...
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