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Old 08-20-2010, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need a new high performance computer.... need advice, please!

I haven't built a computer in a couple years and I have no idea what is good anymore... need a little help to get back in the business. I need to build a computer that will beat my current setup, but I need to keep it under $800. My current PC specs:

Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz
2GB DDR2 800 RAM
Gigabyte P35-DS3R Motherboard
500GB 7200RPM Hardrive
ATI X1950XT Video card
550W Xclio Greatpower
DVD Burner

I know, my PC is OLD. I have a feeling you guys will have a fairly easy time making a computer better than this one for less than $800... please list brand/spec. Thank you!!!!!!!

EDIT: lol, my signature spec below is more specific. FYI.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
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GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
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ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
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AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
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XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready
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$728.93+shipping
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Default Re: Need a new high performance computer.... need advice, please!

Since there's still a bit of room in the budget, I would go for a Phemon II instead of an Athlon II; otherwise, everything Abstract picked looks good to me
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Agreed on the phenomII.
The budget went very well.
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Default Re: Need a new high performance computer.... need advice, please!

Thanks guys, but I never really looked into an AMD... I would prefer a Core i5 or something. Not really sure how the two compare, but I'm sure the Core i5 is better (but also more expensive because of MOBO/CPU change).

Can you guys recommend a Core i5 setup? I'm assuming everything will stay the same except the MOBO/CPU. I'm just not sure which MOBO is good and which Core i5 to get...
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Phenom II x4 965 BE = i5 750 in performance.

But, anyway, here's a deal for you:

1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785TD-V EVO)
3. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3100528AS) – OEM
5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80Plus Certified Modular Active PFX PSU (Model: OCZ700MZSP)
6. Thermaltake Element G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: VL10001W2Z)

Combo Price: $606.98 w/$50.00 Mail-In Rebate(s)

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99 w/$25 Mail-In Rebate + 10% off with promo code EMCYWNV49, ends 9/2

Of course, that comes out to almost $14 over your budget... and I am sure you wouldn't want to have to come up with that and the $3 for the total shipping on all that.
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