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Old 08-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question in the process of building a new pc

so i'm in the process of deciding what to put in my new pc. as you can see the pc i'm using now is in my sig and i'm wondering if it worth building one now or waiting till the beginning of next year. i know D3 and WoW:WotlK is suppose to be out by the end of the year, that's what some sources say, but with the prices how they are should i jump in and build my self a new pc? i've looked at what i want which is a q6600 and a 8800gt along side some decent ram a mobo and its gonna cost me around 700. i saw a post that said a new cpu is to be out next year, so should i wait? atm i dont want to because of what i'm currently runnin, its about ~4 years old and i'm ready to upgrade. what are the opinions of some of you fellow gamers/builders?
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe build now because with a $700 budget you wouldn't be able to afford to build a nehalem based computer
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I agree with waffle, if your budget is only 700 then right now is a much better time to upgrade. If you wait for the Nehalem processors you will have to invest a lot more money to get setup.
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yea i was wondering about that. and i'm willing to spend over 700 but what i've found on newegg is a good deal so that was just a estimate but a nice one at that. i'll more then likely upgrade now since i need it bad.
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what parts do you need and what parts are you going to reuse?
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700 is a pretty good budget to deal with nowadays. You might be able to squeeze out a e8400, and if not that then a e7200. A nice p45, and maybe a 4850.... You already got a case and monitor and windows xp... I think you could get a pretty nice build for around $700
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Well looking at your specs of your system now there is a good chance you will need a new PSU for that Q6600 and your system, and the 8800GT are still nice cards but there are better ones available right now. Again you might have to spend a bit extra for a card but it will be worth it. And I would suggest upgrading to at least 2GB of ram over your 1GB.
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

$689.95

it's not a q6600 build, but it's a good duel-core with a board that will be able to support crossfire ...the PSU could handle crossfire too so no reason to worry about it being future proof. The video card is also a ton better than a 8800gt
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^^ A Corsair 650tx should be plenty of power even if he adds a second 4850.

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yea, but he could get the 750watt from buy.com for same price...so why not lol
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