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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by moocow0463, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. moocow0463

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    so i have a vacation coming up in dec. for my g/f's birthday after that im going upgrade my computer again ive got a decent vid card ram, etc etc, this time i think id like a new HD approx around 1TB, new case, new processor, (possibly cross fire capable mobo with OC capability) i will upgrading to win 7.

    i want to keep this relatively cheap it doesnt need to be top of them line 4-6gig ram is plenty. could use some suggestions in other areas. it is a gaming computer i like to run fraps in the background occasionally hence why i might like cross fire at some point in time. not sure what too look for on HD could use suggestions here as well. no sure if a quad core processor would be more beneficial then the i7 price vs performance. LEARNS ME PLZ! lol

    (edit updated)current ideas

    1TB F3 HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=Samsung F3

    Q9550 yorkfield core 2 quad http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

    Themaltake armor
     
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    you want give a budget for everyone to see how much you are spending??
     
  3. moocow0463

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    considering im not looking to build ground up system i just want to upgrade a few parts i think $600 is a decent price range. i dont have any real budget in mind i will be saving the money for what i choose to do performance wise as it is quite a ways out. i basically just want opinons on what will be the best performance per $ upgrade i can do at this point.

    basically heres what i have in mind i need help with deciding ddr3 over ddr2, a good performance processor with decent price (intel preferred but i might try amd if u can convince me) and i need a good mobo to support a good crossfire setup along with the new processor,nice case good air flow cable management and affordable. if i have to i can upgrade the PSU as well everything else will be swapped from my rig now.

    Samsung F3 HD
    crossfired HD4890 1gig's
    4+ gigs of ram
     
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    Since your going with windows 7 I would suggest maybe getting a couple of 5770's or 5750's. The prices would really drop by then. That way you could play DX11 games.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125302

    Maybe go with a Cooler Master Centurion 5 case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077
    Or a NZXT Beta EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product
    /Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146059


    I love both AMD and Intel I have no preference. But if price is an issue I would suggest to go with AMD..... Maybe the Phenom IIX3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    Motherboard Gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

    Memory G.skill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231188

    Power supply OCZ modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

    Hard Drive Western Digital 320 GIG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

    Ruffly added up this build is about 850 $ bucks. But like I said by the time you are going to build some of these prices will drop. Also you have to remember this is with out shopping around and looking for the best deals. These are all just suggestions! Hope this gives you some Idea's:) Good luck


    After thought I just saw that you aren't building from the ground up...... Well that means you could just take your pick of what I put here bud.
     
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  5. moocow0463

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    thanks, ya i just need some ideas!

    i just threw something together real quick so far im at $602 no mobo but one B.A. quad core processor. (i might shop around on TPU see if i can pick up a used one that hasnt been abused)

    1TB F3 HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185R

    Q9550 yorkfield core 2 quad http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

    Themaltake armor http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.275357

    combod with the thermaltake 750w PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.275357
     
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    No prob man..... Let me just say though that the Q9550 is a killer!!! I know from experience! I love mine! That's why I haven't joined the i5 or i7 crowd yet. I have a buddy who has a i7 920 and another who has an i5. While the i7 is a lil faster when overclocked to match. It's not close to $300 bucks more faster! As far as the i5 goes I only notice the difference when benchmarking. Great choice with the Q9550!

    I see you got a 4890 did you consider up grading the PSU too like a 850 watter then buying a Xfire board and another 4890. That would also compliment your new q9550 very nicely!!!
     
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    thats what i have been hearing, if prices come down by the first of the year or so i might consider an i7 ive never considered the i5 as an option though. need suggestions on cross-fire mobo to support the proc tho
     
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    If your going with Socket 775 I would go with Gigabyte Ep45-Ud3P. I've owned one in the past great board supports all 45nm tech. And top of the line DDR2 up to 1366MHZ or so they claim.

    Other wise there is a same version of that board but it comes with DDR3 slots if your worried about being up to date. But RAM for Gaming to me isn't always the most important thing. Unless your Overclocking too.
     
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    ram is very important in gaming im not sure the difference between ddr2 and ddr3 but i do know quantity over speed in gaming. i think with the prices of ddr3 it might fit the budget

    p.s the ud3p is a x16 pci x8 pci isnt there mobos with 2x16 pci slots now? or does it not matter? oh btw yes i want to crossfire the 4890 thats why im looking for a multi pci board.
     
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    i dont know enough about mobo's but heres some ddr3 with 2x pci 16 slots just wondering what i should look for these are moslty asus and dfi boards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136052
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136052R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131282R(this mobo only has 2pci slots? cant even run my sound card with it, plus my fire wire card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131334R (this is a killer deal but i have no idea about this board plus by the time im ready to buy the board it probly wont be an open box special)
     
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    Do you really want to go s775? Isn't that socket "dead" per-se? You can get an i7-860 LGA or i7-920 LGA1366 for just $20 more.
     
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  12. moocow0463

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    why would i get an i7 socket if im not buying a i7 processor? the i7 processors are nice but to compete with the Q9550 it would have to be mid-high end and the i7 is quite a bit more $$$

    just read this http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/15818/6

    im wondering if its even worth upgrading to the Quad at this point. i have the e8400 i know its not no e8600 but my 8400 clocks very nicely with the same cache its identical. might just buy a mobo upgrade and another 4890 card to crossfire?
     
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