Help with build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-30-2006, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 17
Default Help with build

I haven't upgraded or anything in a LONG time.
I'm wanting to buy a new PSU, hard drive, processor, motherboard, video card, and maybe more RAM to replace what I have now(I already have a monitor and case). My budget is about 500-700. Also, I want something that will last me a few years and will be able to run some of the newer games decently.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
__________________

retuchntousende is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
darkop16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 553
Send a message via AIM to darkop16
Default

$500-$700 is a tight budget even with just the core components but you should be able to upgrade to a good mid range system:

gigabyte ds3 $134.99
C2D e6300 $184
g.skill ddr2800 1gb $114.99
WD sataII 250gb $74.99
FSP 450w $50.99
evga 7600gt $119.99 (after mail-in-rebate)
Total: $704.35 (w/ shipping)

Since you said you havn't upgraded in a long time, im guessing you have ddr memory. You will need ddr2 memory with the conroes, so you won't be able to use your old memory. The graphics card is a good mid-range card right now but it will quickly become a low end card after next year games. Evga has a step-up program so you can trade in this graphics card for a mid range dx10 card that should be coming out early q1 next year.

Now you could get a 939 board with a dual core:

asus a8n-e $74.99
corsair xms ddr400 1gb $133
amd opteron 165 $153.99
Total (w/ the first parts minus the ram/cpu/mobo): $627.36 (w/ shipping)

The only reason i suggested the amd setup is because i went slightly over your budget the first time, and you can use you old ddr memory with it. But if you can handle the extra $4 with the first build and less memory, go with it.
__________________

__________________
CPU: e6600 @ 3.2ghz
RAM: 2GB G.Skill HZ PC6400
Mobo: ASUS P5B Deluxe
GPU: Sapphire HD4870
Soundcard: Creative Labs X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
HDDs: 250GB WD + 750GB WD + 2x1TB WD
Monitor: Samsung 226BW
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W
Case: Cooler Master Stacker
OS: XP Professional SP3
Mouse/keyboard: Logitech MX518/Saitek Eclipse II
Speakers: Logitech Z-2300
darkop16 is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
j12
Monster Techie
 
j12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,133
Default

well i would not get the 7600gt because for a little more you can get the sapphire x1900gt for $150 which gets much better FPS in many games.
__________________

Laptop:
MacBook 2.2GHz Santa Rosa | 120GB HDD | 4GB ram
Desktop:
Intel C2D E6300 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB ram | 880GB total HDD space | Gigabyte P965-DS3 | eVGA 8800GTS 640mb | Corsair HX 520 | Audigy 2 ZS platnium | Antec 900
j12 is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 02:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
darkop16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 553
Send a message via AIM to darkop16
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by j369852147412
well i would not get the 7600gt because for a little more you can get the sapphire x1900gt for $150 which gets much better FPS in many games.
Yes thats true but that will put him even more over budget with the conore setup i suggested. He loses the step-program too, and he wants to be able to play next years games which i think a mid range dx10 card (when he upgrades) would be great for that over a x1900gt.
__________________
CPU: e6600 @ 3.2ghz
RAM: 2GB G.Skill HZ PC6400
Mobo: ASUS P5B Deluxe
GPU: Sapphire HD4870
Soundcard: Creative Labs X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
HDDs: 250GB WD + 750GB WD + 2x1TB WD
Monitor: Samsung 226BW
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W
Case: Cooler Master Stacker
OS: XP Professional SP3
Mouse/keyboard: Logitech MX518/Saitek Eclipse II
Speakers: Logitech Z-2300
darkop16 is offline  
Old 01-12-2007, 05:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 17
Default

Thanks a lot for the help. I'm going to do the first build.

Again, thanks.
retuchntousende is offline  
Closed Thread

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 03:45 AM.


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