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Upgrading/newish build
05-15-2012, 10:51 PM,
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Upgrading/newish build
Ok so here it is I had built myself a gaming computer in 2005 ish and it was great... But it's time to upgrade as there are some games out that I would like to play (diablo3) and my rig simply cannot play it. My old case should be fine as well as the monitor, the hd (which was upgraded last year sometime) and possibly the power source. The rest of the stuff prolly need to be changed here is what I have


Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI Delux

Processor: AMD Athalon 64 Processor 4000+ 2412 Mhrz 1 core

GPU: NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX

Power Source: Seasonic SS 430HB Active PFCF3


Now I would like to have this build be in a reasonable price range as I do have some expenses that are going to eat up my spending budget for a while (trip to Vegas)


http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Public...r=19268765

This is what I have so far.






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05-16-2012, 02:45 PM,
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RE: Upgrading/newish build
I would tone down the CPU and upgrade the GPU, that GPU is going to severely bottleneck the ivy bridge CPU which is one of the best right now while the GPU is quite old. And if your gonna overclock you need an after-market cooler, if not downgrade to the 3570 or even the 3550 (non-K) versions that are cheaper.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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05-16-2012, 04:51 PM,
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Upgrading/newish build
Ok so I updated the CPU to an I3 instead of the I5. I think I might leave the gpu alone for now if this rig will play diablo 3 well. What do you think ?? Oh by we'll I mean I don't have to have max settings but I would like to maintain above 60 fps at least an decent settings.


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05-16-2012, 05:32 PM,
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Re: Upgrading/newish build
What resolution is the monitor you will be playing on?

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Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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05-16-2012, 05:47 PM,
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Upgrading/newish build
Honestly I'm not even sure I'll have to check its an older monitor from about 2006 it was a nice flat screen for the time but it's way dated at this point I know I'll wnd up upgrading it sooon I just have to take things slow and upgrade what must be done first then move on down the line.


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05-16-2012, 05:56 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2012, 06:00 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Upgrading/newish build
EDIT: forget what i just said. heres a benchmark.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diab...195-5.html
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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05-16-2012, 06:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2012, 06:28 PM by Luisj.)
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Upgrading/newish build
So I think I'm going with the setup as I have it on my newegg wish list. I think it'll do the job I want it to do and I'll have room for expansion if I want it. Any other suggestions ?? Oh one more thing I have a copy of win vista I was going to use but I think that'll create problems since its 32 bit. I saw a copy of win 7 home premium oem for 99 bucks are there any drawbacks to using this version besides no support ??


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Oh and to the people who have responded thanks for the hemi really do appreciate the advice that you all have given me !!



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05-16-2012, 06:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-16-2012, 06:52 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Upgrading/newish build
you can save money by getting this h61 motherboard for 50 dollars since your getting an i3 2120.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HMZ...B005HMZ740


Or if you wanted the z77 motherboard so you could upgrade to ivy bridge down the road.

this one for 100 dollars should do.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...067296&SID=
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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05-16-2012, 06:49 PM,
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RE: Upgrading/newish build
Honestly vista 32-bit is probably the worst version of windows to ever exist. Windows 7 OEM is normally something you just need to squeeze into the budget. You can certainly get away with it for now to use your computer and maybe format later.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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05-16-2012, 06:55 PM,
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Upgrading/newish build
Yea that's what I thought I'll just bite the bullet and make sure I pick up a copy of win 7oem then. Thanks for the advice !!



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