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Old 08-05-2009, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to decide if i should build or upgrade my current rig. Acutally, i'm not even sure i need to at this point, but the wife gave her blessing so i'm going to! I have a budget of $1k and have the following stuff:
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Desktop Memory
ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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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
& this graphics card
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I'd like whatever I build/upgrade to to last quite a long time. I dont want to upgrade for quite some time. I'm and intel/nvidia guy so keep that in mind

I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse. I will need a case as well.
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Your current setup is fine. The worse looking thing is your graphics card. If I were you, I would wait a little and buy an NVidia 300 series card when they come out, unless you are in need of a graphics card now, then I would go with this.
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Hrm. thanks for the advice. I really need a new case so i might just buy a case/graphics card and keep everything else....
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Hrm. thanks for the advice. I really need a new case so i might just buy a case/graphics card and keep everything else....
Sounds like a good idea.
Need any case suggestions?
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How much you looking to spend on the GPU/Case atm?
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doesnt really matter on cost. I suppose something that will last a good while on the card.
Def. open to suggestions on the case. My current case is falling apart.

Oh, forgot i'd like a new power supply as well. My current is only 450 and i'd like to put that into a friends pc and get a new one for myself. Any suggestions on that would be great.
Further, as for cost I'd rather keep everything mid-level (w/e that means
Maybe 250 on the card (lil higher is cool).
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Here's a good case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

GPU: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards.

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PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies $99.99 after $20 MIR.
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