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Old 08-23-2008, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im need to buy a new pc, The one that i have now is well past its last legs. I Im not a avid gamer, But i do like to play games. Mainly mmorpg or the like. I rarely play FPS on pc. Games like Champions online and Diablo 3. Mainly it would be for school, music and videos. My budget is 1500.00 But i would like to stay under 1200.00 if i can.

I saw a pc for 919.00 but i cant find any info on the company that makes ( website or phone number ) and the stores that sell the pc dont have any info on the company either. The specs of the pc are as followed.

MODEL: 7410Xi-35

* Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.4GHz
* 8MB L2 cache / 1066MHz FSB
* 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM
* 500GB SATA hard drive
* 20X DVD+/-RW Drive
* GeForce 8500GT 512MB PCI-Express video card
* 10/100/1000Mbps LAN network interface
* 6 USB 2.0 ports
* 15-in-1 media reader

Includes:

* Keyboard
* Optical mouse
* 2-piece multimedia speakers
* Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium

Color: Black

Power: 120-230V (auto adjusts), AC 50/60Hz
Size: 14¼"H x 7¼"W x 16½"


If anyone can help me out with any ideas, that would help me out greatly, thanks.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you could do much better than that by custom building it. That graphics card is a little on the slow side so it would be a good idea to bump up its specs, if only to future proof the system.
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I think you could do much better than that by custom building it. That graphics card is a little on the slow side so it would be a good idea to bump up its specs, if only to future proof the system.
Any hints on what i should be looking for? As i said im not the most computer savvy person in the world. Any input would be great.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm no authority on this either, pretty much all my computer knowledge is from 3 computer magazines and this forum. I am considering building a computer similar to the one outlined in your post and I too am unsure about a suitable video card. I currently have a 8600GT, but I think even that is too low and would cause a system bottleneck. I'm looking at either a 8800GT, 9600GT or a 9800GT.
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies


This build is copy+paste (made by gurusan) which i thought was good and left lots of room for upgrading. It will run any game @ very high and will last a long time. There is no case listed because it comes down to personal choice on what you want. If you would like me to list a case then i would look at the Antec 300.

You could always substitute the E8400 for a Q6600 if you want a bit more life out of it. Also you could probably take a few things out to lower the cost.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black PATA Model SH-S202N - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151155
$26.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119068
$49.99

BFG Tech BFGE98512GTXPOCE GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814143149
$199.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139004
$89.99

ASUS P5Q SE/R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131335
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
$104.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115036
$189.99

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - Retail
Item #: N82E16820211188
$77.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116485
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148288
$169.98

total: 910 before shipping and rebates. and it will beat up on that rig you listed, especially if you overclock it. if you have a higher budget, i'd get a p5q deluxe or the pro that redmoon suggested. but theres no way i'd get a q6600 over one of the dual core wolfdales unless you are really going to need it. if you are really going to need it, look at the q9550. its half what it cost last month.
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies


This build is copy+paste (made by gurusan) which i thought was good and left lots of room for upgrading. It will run any game @ very high and will last a long time. There is no case listed because it comes down to personal choice on what you want. If you would like me to list a case then i would look at the Antec 300.

You could always substitute the E8400 for a Q6600 if you want a bit more life out of it. Also you could probably take a few things out to lower the cost.
Looks great... until Q9550's are more affordable or whenever good q6600 batches are out, or if you can get your hands on a decent used low-VID q6600, I'm not recommending q6600's
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Yeh i read that you weren't gonna recommend them until better ones come. Probably go with a e8400/e8500.

How are the q6700's?
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Forgot about little beasties... Nosboost said he got a nice one before, I'm guessing since most of them didn't sell that well, it could go either way. I'm probably going to recommend those now
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