hey all its time for my yearly upgrade and since you guys helped me out last time i figured i could ask again!
so my budget is around 500 dollars, and i am only shopping at newegg.
ive built some sick computers on newegg wishlist that are around there. but i know some of you guys are the bomb at doing it so i want to ask for your assistance!
thank you very much guys, i am deciding by friday what to get!
keep in mind i want the shipping to be equal total around 500, its alright if it goes past it a little
I would upgrade to a dual core and stick another gig of ram in there. Coupled with a 8600gt you would be laughing for another year. Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! Newegg.com - PNY VCG8600GXPB GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
That would be if your mobo was a socket 939, however if its AM2 just pick the equivelant chip. 4200 is a good overclocker as well so you would be able to ramp it to about 2.6 without any bother if thats what floats your boat.
^ That setup looks good. You might have to find your CPU somewhere else though as Newegg is out of stock of most of the s939 X2's.
oh sorry guys i forgot to clarify.
im building a brand new setup.
everything from the case to the motherboard, video card, cpu, ram, hdd, and drive.
and i forgot to mention that whatever it is, i want it to be am2 socket!
500 doesnt sound like alot for all this i know, but i have made some cool ones on the wishlist that are pretty good!
so if anyone wants to continue to help that would be greatly appreciated!
Upgrade the graphics card, up it to 1gb RAM and save more money for next year. $500 isn't enough to make it worth replacing your entire system.
I can't manage an AM2 rig for the asking price and to be honest I can't do a $500 C2D rig but I can do a $600 one at best.
thanks for the time guys!
ill show you what i got picked out.
that setup was pretty nice for a 600 rig u picked out sam!
RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Black 0.8mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply - Retail $49.99 Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $52.99 GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $84.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(65W) Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4200CUBOX - Retail 102.99 Subtotal: $497.92
Grand Total: $535.32
That should stand you in good stead, be aware though that it is probably worth the extra for 2 gb of ram if you can stretch that far.
i was thinking the same thing..2gb can really help out nowadays.
thx for the reply
I think you should just save up more money and do it right the first time, get like 200USD more and you should do beter....