My tentative computer build. 28 replies

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Zach

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#1 11 years ago
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#2 11 years ago

You, er, you've picked an AMD motherboard for an Intel CPU. :p

Whilst we're on the subject, I'd also recommend looking into a Core 2 Duo system, which would entail choosing a different motherboard, a Core 2 CPU and DDR2 memory.

Other than that, looks pretty good.




Dragokatzov

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#3 11 years ago

what rookie said.

i'd also suggest a lynksys card instead, i never had any luck at all with dlink wireless devices, but thats just the reign of luck




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#4 11 years ago

mmm i dont think any looked ar th emo bo yet he has a AMD 939 for a intel Core 2 775




Zach

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#5 11 years ago
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#6 11 years ago

Spend about maximum of £500 ($900) on upgrades:

-Processor -Motherboard -Memory -Graphics card

Use same method but add cost of case, mouse, keyboard etc.

The stuff you've added seems a bit pointless since tech updates so quickly, spending less will get you a good system and leave $$$ to upgrade every year to keep up.

My next PC upgrade:

Core Duo 2 E6300 Asus P5B Cosair DDR2 PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) Connect3D X1950 Pro

^Would play ArmA on medium/high on 1024x768 and easily handle Unreal 3.

That came to £418 = $800

Add an extra $200 for extras and you gotta good PC for $1000.

This may also help to: Building your own pc




Bs|Archaon

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#7 11 years ago

That's better (for anyone wondering, he's changed the mobo link to an Intel board, he just didn't change the description).




Zach

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#8 11 years ago

That's because my edit time ran out. The updated one should be just fine.

As for updates....I only update when I NEED to. Not often.

And...well it's not an upgrade. I want my OWN computer. :p And when I get a job, that's what I'm going to build.




otester

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#9 11 years ago

DataLord;3451851As for updates....I only update when I NEED to. Not often.

And...well it's not an upgrade. I want my OWN computer. :p And when I get a job, that's what I'm going to build.

Same principles, $900 for 4 main parts max. Then spend whatever you like on extras like case, dvd-rw etc. Don't overspend on main parts otherwise it aint worth it.




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#10 11 years ago

7200 RPM HD? If you want real access time, try for the 10,000 RPM HDs :-D

And since your geting an Intel, you should buy another HD and hook up raid 0, as that's the only thing that Intel has over AMD...but Intel is still cooler!