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Need advice for upgrading my PC - please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bongbuster, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Bongbuster New Member

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    I currently have the following system

    generic mother board
    amd2500 cpu (64bit)
    raedon 9600pro graphics card
    1 gig kingston ram
    audigy zs sound card
    NEC dvd burner/player
    creative inspire 5700 5.1 digital speakers
    19" widescreen benq monitor

    What i'll be replacing and need suggestions for are
    -mother board
    -cpu
    -ram
    -graphcs card
    -case and power supply

    What i'm after is a system that can play all the latest games and will be able to play starcraft II when it comes out. I don't want top of the line because its a waste of money. Basically the cheapest quality system that will meet recommended requirements.

    Please give me your advice on what i should get :respect:
     
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  2. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    TBH, with what your replacing, your actually building a new PC, not upgrading your old one ;)

    The best thing would be to sell your current system and put the money towards a totally new one :D (keeping back the monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers etc)

    Whats your budget going to be, let us know this then we can help :rockout:

    PS: never go by the 'recommended requirements' of a game! 90% of the time its BS and you will need a lot powerfuller PC to run the damn thing!
     
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    mb with am2 socket (something with nforce 550 chipset) by gigabyte or asus (80$)
    amd athlon64 x2 4200+ (85$)
    2 x 1gb ddr2 800mhz ram (80$)
    sapphire radeon x1950 gt/pro with 256/512mb ddr3 ram (135-160$)
    case & psu to ur taste
    about 400$ altogether
     
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    Thanks for the tip.

    Yup build a new system would be more accurate.

    So what would you recommend as a new system given that i will keep the monitor, hard disk, sound card and speakers?
     
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    Thanks, the price sounds reasonable.

    With dual cpu, do you need any special cooling system or fans?

    I'll look up those components and see what they are like.
     
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    select the top of the line everything in every catagory then get the next best thing to that in each catagory, dont buy the #1 buy the #2 best there is. this will give you what you are asking for and save you as much money as is reasonable to expect to play the latest games.
     
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    Any more suggestions anyone?
     
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