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10-03-2011, 05:42 PM
I have 1-2 questions for you the computer guys out there. I am looking to upgrade my rig and I was wondering if this is a good set up:
With an upgrade to this power supply:
I have never used AMD, ASUS, or Newegg so I am unsure about all three. If this isn't so great, please recommend another setup that is better for around the 500-1000 dollar price range. I'm looking for the best I can get for the price.
10-03-2011, 07:48 PM
If you're comfortable building your own PC, you can build a very respectable gaming rig with an AMD processor for under $1000. For example:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&Tpk=AMD%20Phenom%20II%20X4%20Quad%20955%20Core%203 .2GHz) - $119.99
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe AM3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131659) - $124.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180) - $47.99
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419) - $159.99
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX650 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012) - $119.99
That setup will cost you less than $600, which leaves you lots of room for whatever case and HDD you want to go with (figure another $150-200). Take a look at this case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216); it's the best I've seen at that price point ($90). You'll get significantly better performance out of that rig, which means you'll have it longer before you need to upgrade. Over the long haul, it will probably save you money to spend a little more now.
If you're not comfortable building it yourself, see if there's a local computer hobbyist shop that will order the parts and build the thing for you.
10-03-2011, 07:57 PM
NOTE: now I'm not sure if the mobo chipset works for that processor. I'll check it out.
EDIT: yes, it should work.
10-04-2011, 11:24 AM
That's a good system, but a bit weak on the videocard, but the card can be upgraded later when you get a few more $$$. I just upgraded a friend's, yes I have a friend, system with the X6 1100T cpu and he's got an old Geforce 8800GT. He's getting 125+ FPS steady in COD4.
10-04-2011, 12:59 PM
Thought this may info help, it was posted by our resident geek just recently:
Just thought I should keep those who are quite as geeky as moi in the picture on latest developments and timetable of the next big step from Intel and Nvidia, as these are very close now and a number of people seem to be jumping onto the LGA1155/Sandy Bridge wagon at possibly the wrong time.
Pictures are emerging on the web of both MSI & Gigabyte motherboard from IDF fair that sport the new X78 chipset and monster LGA2011 socket for the new Sandy Bridge-E processors.
The fact these pictures of actual motherboards on display at fairs have emerged and demonstrations by Kingston at same fair of the Hi-End X78 boards running 64Gb RAM (YES SIXTY FOUR GIGABYTES OF RAM) means these are likley to be in stores along with processors within a couple of months.
The X78 boards are a direct replacement for the current X58 and are aimed squarely at enthusiasts, heavy gamers and hi-end graphics workstations, so I for one will be going this route as soon as they are available in qty's.
The motherbards sport Gen 3 PCIe slots x 3 for Tri SLI and all have Quad Channel RAM, so effectively increasing memory bandwidth hugely and the top end boards have 2 x banks of 4 giving max RAM of 8 x 8GB = a whopping 64GB RAM!
The Sandy Bridge-E CPU's will come in three flavours:
i7 3820 quad-core version with eight thread support at 3.6GHz,with 10MB of cache
i7 3930K is hex core (6 cores) with twelve thread support at 3.2Ghz and 12Mb cache, but has unlocked multiplier so is likely to clock to over 4Ghz
i7 3960X is hex core with twelve threads at 3.9Ghz (turbo) and has 15Mb cache, plus unlocked multiplier. Initial samples of these have been seen clocked at over 5Ghz, but they will cost €999!!!
Graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia using 28nm chips are also expected late in Q4 of this year, so I hope to be assembling an X78 Sandy Bridge-E, i7 3930K, GTX680 x 2 rig for Xmas!!!
10-04-2011, 06:26 PM
Haha no idea what you just said...well anyways.
NOTE: I have decided not to go with that rig after further investigation and feedback. However, I would prefer to go with www.cyberpowerpc.com as I don't know what I'm doing well enough to build it myself and that gives me A LOT of choices many of which I don't know what to go with for my comp. Let me know what you guys think. Oh and P.S. I am looking in the up to $1000 price range.
10-25-2011, 11:12 PM
Ok guys. Well, my parents have officially given my laptop to my brother as of a few weeks ago as I have struck a deal with them so I may get a desktop which won't overheat, will be better, and is meant specifically for gaming. Hence, why I haven't been on Steam. Anyways, the deal for the desktop at christmas is I pay exactly half and I can buy whatever from whereever which gives me about a $1400 price range max.
I decided to build my own after all the advice and to get the most bang for my buck. Here is what I came up with, and I was wondering if any of you computer whizes could double check my work and make absolutely sure all parts are compatiable before I order it and waste my money. Here it is:
then I will be running it on windows 7 home premium 64 bit, with this monitor:
If all works out for those parts, and here are the specs:
Quad-core Intel i7 3.4ghz (3.8Ghz Turbo Boost)
1Gb "SuperClocked" Nvidia GTX 560 Graphics Card
700w Power Supply
Full HD 21.5in Monitor
As opposed to my old laptop at:
Dual-core Inter Centrion 2.2Ghz
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD
360Gb Hard Drive
15.6in Monitor Full HD
Anyways. the grand total on my end will be $620.94 which is easy since I have hardly bought anything in 3 years haha and YouTube is now paying me for my commentary. I will probably upgrade the ram EVENTUALLY but this is just the starting point so I can learn how to do it myself so on so forth. This computer should last me 5 years minimum.
10-31-2011, 10:41 PM
Cooler Master HAF 922 Case
Asus P8P67 PRO (Rev 3.1)
Intel Core i7 2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4Ghz
Corsair Vengance 8GB RAM
MSI N560GTX 1Gb Graphics Card (Overclocked)
Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 700w Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Hard Drive
Asus 24x DVD and CD-Rom Reader/Burner
TRENDnet N Dual Band Wireless Adapter
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Asus VH226H 21.5inch HDMI LCD Widescreen Monitor
Gigabyte Glossy Black "Slim" Wired Keyboard (will upgrade eventually)
Razer DeathAdder Mouse
Specs come out to be:
1GB GTX 560 Graphics Card
1TB Hard Drive
Right now I don't plan to overclock, however if I decide to (which these parts are capable of) I will just buy a 3rd party CPU cooler to add in. Any last comments or absolutely vital revisions needed?
11-01-2011, 10:23 AM
Nice system that should hold you for awhile. :)
11-01-2011, 07:54 PM
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