finally looking to build a new rig - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 79
Default finally looking to build a new rig

in the coming 2-3 month im looking to finally build my self a complete new gaming pc and im looking for some help from you smart people because I suck at trying to match components

my current pc ive been upgrading over the years but at its heart is my q9400 that I got back in Nov 2008 and I think its time to retire it

Current specs:
CPU- intel-q9400
GPU- XFX-6770
Ram- G-Skill 2x2gbs of 1333mhz ram
Powersupply- Apex 500w
motherboard- Gigabyte EP43T-UD3L

im going to sell my current pc to a friend so cover some of my cost so ill need everything. BUT windows that I already have my budget is $900 bucks this is counting selling my current pc. so I realy need to stick to 900 or less but if it comes down to $10more bucks for a big step up on a component I could swing it. tho like I said would be great if it can be under $900.

now this will be for gaming I play a lot of Dungeon defenders on steam I cant even play that on high. my most current game is skyrim of course for $900 im not looking it play stuff on ultra. but im tired of looking at newer games thinking id have to run them on subpar settings.

now I do have duel monitors
my main one is 21.5" 1680x1050 and my 2nd one is a 17" 1280x1024

if at all possible id realy like a ssd and a modular power supply
__________________

Ecthelion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 79
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

wow fast response =)

tho I forgot to say I didn't need a hdd my current pc has 2 and ill be keeping my storage one
Ecthelion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,283
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

So take that off and add this. 10 over budget, highly worth it. Keep the other parts the same. You can even go to a slightly cheaper version of ASRock's B75 board to remain in budget if you like. It wont really make a difference at all.

EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 79
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

would putting the hdd money towards a better cpu be bad? ive used my q9400 for almost 5 years id hope my next could do the same. my 2.66ghz to a 3.0ghz cpu doesn't seem like a huge gain. forgive my noobness just trying to understand
Ecthelion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,283
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

Maybe this will shed some light.
Your CPU and modern games: A guide to those building.

It's not all about GHz or core count. The architectural difference makes it so the i5 3330 is about double the speed of your C2Q clock for clock. You want more money towards your GPU considering an i5 3330 will be enough to hammer out games for the next 3-4 years.

Edit: I'll further iterate this by saying, the Q9400 is still a respectable CPU in terms of gaming performance. I have a Q8200 in my fiance's rig and it runs any game just fine. It and one of my 580s plays any game I want it to without problems.

An even older CPU still stands a respectable chance against today's games as shown here by this site.
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Can-A...g-Rig-/?page=1
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 79
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

Quote:
Originally Posted by PP Mguire View Post

Edit: I'll further iterate this by saying, the Q9400 is still a respectable CPU in terms of gaming performance. I have a Q8200 in my fiance's rig and it runs any game just fine. It and one of my 580s plays any game I want it to without problems.
hmm I was thinking my q9400 was beyond its usefulness. do you think it would be worth it to just get a new GPU/ssd/PS?
Ecthelion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,283
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

Not entirely. You'll still receive gains from a faster CPU, not to mention if I'm to understand you are getting your budget from selling your current PC. If you bought the i5 now, in 3 years time you'll most likely be able to just upgrade your GPU and call it a day. In the end it's up to you but I personally feel you should update the whole rig before the next gen game engines drop. If my predictions for next gen is correct, a fast quad should be sufficient for a few years, but slower ones could cause some issues later on. With the way current gen games are it gives people a little bit longer to save up for a better CPU setup later.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 79
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

Quote:
Originally Posted by PP Mguire View Post
Not entirely. You'll still receive gains from a faster CPU, not to mention if I'm to understand you are getting your budget from selling your current PC. If you bought the i5 now, in 3 years time you'll most likely be able to just upgrade your GPU and call it a day.
this is true but I was only asking 200 for it as it has no OS


from what you linked it would cost like 400 for a new gpu/ssd/ps. I was thinking my q9400 was 100% crap but if I can squeeze more out of it

think I have some thinking to do
Ecthelion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,283
Default Re: finally looking to build a new rig

If you keep your current CPU you will definitely want the more powerful GPU. 300 for the 660ti, 69 for the PSU, and 124 for the SSD. That's roughly 500. You will also want to squeeze more power out of your CPU as well by overclocking it some.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.