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RE: Computer

(12-29-2013 12:09 AM)WIWWM Wrote:  So the only thing truly holding back my computer (other then the OS Which i plan on upgrading given that my brother said he would chip in some money, probably around 70$) would be my cpu. Thanks guys some great feedback to how im somehow gonna get this thing off the ground.

Lol acies you ninjad me xD No offense taken, just made me laugh. I couldn't actually whatch that video on my computer had to go to my phone xD
Ill see what i can do, my brother decided to put in now a total of 200 increaing my joke into what i think would be a budget of 275$ Any new suggestions? =P

4GB RAM isn't that bad. I have 4GB RAM and I've never had problems with games or otherwise.

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12-30-2013 03:32 PM
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The PSU should be ok for normal use meaning no overclocking. Currently you could upgrade to a Intel Core 2 Quad cpu (meaning 4 cores vs 1 you have now). 4GB is the maximum this mobo supports so you're fine there. The HDD is fine. For gpu the 7770 mentioned below. So if you just upgrade you need approximately:

170$

However, you would be upgrading a dead platform and soon new changes will be needed. So I suggest a platform change. For your current budget I suggest:

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB (best value for money) - 100$

RAM: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (budget constrains, otherwise 8GB) - 48$

Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (budget constrains but descent board) - 55$

CPU: AMD FX-6300 (budget constrains, otherwise AMD FX-8350) - 120$

Total: 323$

Optimally, for a normal "budget" I would suggest these changes:

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz - 75$

CPU: AMD FX-3850 (best value for money, great multitasking & gaming) - 200$

Total: 430$

To buy & build a complete new system 500$ are needed(this includes gpu, psu, ram, mobo, cpu, hdd).

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12-30-2013 04:58 PM
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RE: Computer

(12-30-2013 03:32 PM)MyRedNeptune Wrote:  
(12-29-2013 12:09 AM)WIWWM Wrote:  So the only thing truly holding back my computer (other then the OS Which i plan on upgrading given that my brother said he would chip in some money, probably around 70$) would be my cpu. Thanks guys some great feedback to how im somehow gonna get this thing off the ground.



Lol acies you ninjad me xD No offense taken, just made me laugh. I couldn't actually whatch that video on my computer had to go to my phone xD

Ill see what i can do, my brother decided to put in now a total of 200 increaing my joke into what i think would be a budget of 275$ Any new suggestions? =P



4GB RAM isn't that bad. I have 4GB RAM and I've never had problems with games or otherwise.
Running 4GB ram on win xp isn't actually 4gb, it's more like 3.3gb. Problems also arise depending on what you play/do of course Smile

For me Xnormal would crash if I baked high poly models higher than ~ 7 million polygons. Heroes of newerth would crash, as the memory load increased. Guildwars 2 would also crash occasionally. Browsers can also hog a lot of ram, my chrome sits at 0,6 GB atm. With a lot of tabs open it can easily reach above 1 GB. Upon that I run skype, steam and spotify in the background - each taking at least around a 0,15 GB each.

Basically a combination of background programs plus 'active' programs would cause memory problems on my old rig. It all depends on the habits of the user. Perhaps WIWWM and MyRedNeptune are users who do not listen to music or talk to friends while playing games. WIWWM might be one of those patient users who spends his queue time in league of legends watching the 'seconds timer' tick rather than browse in the background, who knows?

Ultimately a little more RAM skips a lot of problems. You have the luxury of using your computer as you see fit at the moment, rather than being mindful of ram usage. It should also limit crashes to a bare minimum.

As you mention, one can very well live with 4GB - but there might be problems depending on the habits of the user. So 8GB is a safer option - fitting in most styles of using a computer.

(12-30-2013 04:58 PM)plutomaniac Wrote:  Good suggestions
All good suggestions - I do believe he mentions in OP that he has bought 2x2GB ram sticks, so your first option lands precisely on his budget :]

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12-30-2013 06:11 PM
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Nvm that, Me and my buddies are still working out to find new peices to a computer, All the feedback here has done us great in our search though thankyou all so very much.

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12-30-2013 07:26 PM
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(12-30-2013 06:11 PM)Acies Wrote:  All good suggestions - I do believe he mentions in OP that he has bought 2x2GB ram sticks, so your first option lands precisely on his budget :]

I though about it but it's not possible. Socket 775 is a DDR2 one and any new stuff including everything I recommended rely on DDR3.

(12-30-2013 07:26 PM)WIWWM Wrote:  Nvm that, Me and my buddies are still working out to find new peices to a computer, All the feedback here has done us great in our search though thankyou all so very much.

For this small budget it's extremely hard to differentiate from what was suggested above but sure, it's your choice after all. Make sure what you buy is compatible which each other. For example don't get a new mobo and DDR2 memory.

AND remember that if you device to invest more and get better hardware, that psu is probably not going to be sufficient.

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12-30-2013 11:08 PM
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God I wish I could remember half of the crap I learned from A+ and N+ so I could follow these conversations.

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12-31-2013 02:03 AM
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I'm BAaaack!!! With a list of compooter parts that I would love it if they could get looked over for compatibility and worthfullness!

Processor - 6 Cores 3.5GHz ~ 120$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819113286
RAM - 8gb (2 sticks 4GB each) ~ 77$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231544
Motherboard - 90$
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-M5A97-R2-0-SA...aincrem-20
GPU - 190$
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Expre...aincrem-20
??? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814487024 ??? - 170$
HDD - 60$
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-...aincrem-20
Case - 60$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811146081
PSU - 70$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817151096
Operating System - 100$
win 7

Total Price - 767$ ??? 747$ ???

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03-13-2014 09:35 PM
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On gpu side go to amds new r9 series, theyre poweful yet cheap and future games will be most likely be optimized better on amd cause Xbox one and Ps4 use both amd architechture.
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Not sure if thats true for PC ports Sakari. Might be but I don't know.

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03-13-2014 11:49 PM
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That price isn't counting any shipping costs, I'm trying to get it as low as possible whilst retaining any and all power/reliability

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