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April 23, 2013 12:01:53 PM

Greetings everyone. I currently have the p7-1524 that has the integrated video card. I am looking to upgrade this. Currently I am looking at the 7750 Radeon line as that upgrade is relatively simple and doesn't involve the upgrading the power supply. The reviews show that this isn't necessarily good for HD gaming as I use a 1920x1080 monitor.



So, I am leaning to going ahead and upgrading my PSU as well. The 7770 is supposed to be about 20% faster then the 7750 series. If I am going to go ahead and upgrade my PSU anyway though, what graphics cards should I look at that are both compatible with my system and allow me to enjoy gaming on my current monitor in 1920x1080.



My price range would probablly be $200-300, though that is adjustable for significant gains in performance. Also, I'd be worried about any "bottlenecking" as well. So any video card I put in, I would want my system to hopefully get the most out of it.

Here is a link to my factory unit with its specifications.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

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April 23, 2013 12:06:14 PM

The power supply in your pc has a very low wattage so go with the hd 7750. It will give you around 45 fps on medium settings @1080p. Also your processor would bottleneck anything that is 200-300 dollars.
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April 23, 2013 12:13:40 PM

Mezdec said:
Greetings everyone. I currently have the p7-1524 that has the integrated video card. I am looking to upgrade this. Currently I am looking at the 7750 Radeon line as that upgrade is relatively simple and doesn't involve the upgrading the power supply. The reviews show that this isn't necessarily good for HD gaming as I use a 1920x1080 monitor.



So, I am leaning to going ahead and upgrading my PSU as well. The 7770 is supposed to be about 20% faster then the 7750 series. If I am going to go ahead and upgrade my PSU anyway though, what graphics cards should I look at that are both compatible with my system and allow me to enjoy gaming on my current monitor in 1920x1080.



My price range would probablly be $200-300, though that is adjustable for significant gains in performance. Also, I'd be worried about any "bottlenecking" as well. So any video card I put in, I would want my system to hopefully get the most out of it.

Here is a link to my factory unit with its specifications.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...


david cassar said:
The power supply in your pc has a very low wattage so go with the hd 7750. It will give you around 45 fps on medium settings @1080p. Also your processor would bottleneck anything that is 200-300 dollars.


david is bang on the money. Your CPU isn't great so anything beyond a 7750 would be bottlenecked by it, and most likely with the HP you don't have options to overclock, which could alleviate the bottleneck. And as he also pointed out, with the 7750 you have no need for a psu upgrade. 7750 with your system would be well balanced. Just dont expect anything more than med/high in games. But any new games, will tax the system even more, maybe leaving you with having to dial back some settings.

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April 23, 2013 12:15:08 PM

7750 go for it
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April 23, 2013 12:17:09 PM

coolguy12 said:
Let me tell you 7750 isnt that bad it is medium level gaming card i ran far cry 3 on medium with 70 fps and on high it was 40-50, played assasins creed very well BF3 gave me 60-70fps so it isnt that bad well to see your budget nvidia 660 is good and 650ti boost is also good u could get a 7870 which is better than 660 for around250$ and 7950 boost edition for 300$ the choice is yours


Sadly all those cards you mentioned will be bottlenecked by his cpu and his 300w psu isn't capable of running any of them. Go with the hd 7750.
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April 23, 2013 12:17:28 PM

go for 7750 u can play all the games with it at medium settings trust me
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April 23, 2013 12:17:36 PM

Would upgrading my processor to the Amd A8-3850 significantly improve the processor, or are the gains miniscule?
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April 23, 2013 12:21:22 PM

Also, I plan on utilizing it for Elder Scrolls Online here toward the end of the year (or whenever it launches), so again any upgrades are nice. So, for my current system, I would see no real difference between the 7750 and 7770 do to bottlenecking of my current processor? I already had figured in uprading my PSU if I went ahead and got the 7770.

Basically, if I was willing to spend the extra money on the PSU and the 7770, would the gains over the 7750 be so tiny that I'd be wasting the money as it stands?
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April 23, 2013 12:22:55 PM

Edit: Scratch what I said. For some reason I got onto a page where it said that system had an Ivy Bridge i3 in it.

Save until you can afford a complete system upgrade.
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April 23, 2013 12:25:27 PM

Mezdec said:
Would upgrading my processor to the Amd A8-3850 significantly improve the processor, or are the gains miniscule?


I wouldn't upgrade the cpu you currently have to the a8, they use the same architecture and the only difference is the clock speed and the integrated gpu.
If i were you i would upgrade your cpu to something like an athlon ii x4 740.
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April 23, 2013 12:27:28 PM

Thank you JD88, I will definately look into this option as almost everyone through my perusing had been recommending the 7750. Might I ask what it is about the graphics card you linked that puts it well over the 7750 in your opinion. Or what should I be looking at/for as I am searching these?
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April 23, 2013 12:29:30 PM

Please check my edited post, I made an error in my response earlier.

In my opinion buying the 7750 would not be a good option. I wouldn't upgrade anything until you can upgrade the motherboard, CPU, and GPU.

That is simply a VERY weak processor.

If you wanted to harvest some of the parts from that system, you could probably do a build in the range of $300-350 that would make a lot of games playable.
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April 23, 2013 12:30:22 PM

Mezdec said:
Thank you JD88, I will definately look into this option as almost everyone through my perusing had been recommending the 7750. Might I ask what it is about the graphics card you linked that puts it well over the 7750 in your opinion. Or what should I be looking at/for as I am searching these?


The gtx 650 ti boost is much better than the 7750. Higher memory bandwith, more stream processors and higher clock speeds are all factors.
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April 23, 2013 12:31:27 PM


Ok, I was just basing it off the HP processor upgrade page there that I linked. The upgrading of the PSU and the graphics card look relatively simple to me, (assuming I get the right parts). How much more of an undertaking is it to switch out the cpu? Would that cpu work with my current mobo or would it require an overhaul as well?
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April 23, 2013 12:35:34 PM



Well I am not opposed to doing a slow overhaul of my current system. I posted the other nite about actually trying to build a PC from ground up over the course of 6months or so, but was recommended against that with the way technology is currently. So, if I was to upgrade my current system a piece at a time, what should my plan of attack be? I wouldn't want to not have access to the computer, so switching out 1-2 pieces at a time, but still allowing me to use my current desktop after each upgrade would be the route I'd have to take.
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April 23, 2013 12:35:47 PM

Mezdec said:

Ok, I was just basing it off the HP processor upgrade page there that I linked. The upgrading of the PSU and the graphics card look relatively simple to me, (assuming I get the right parts). How much more of an undertaking is it to switch out the cpu? Would that cpu work with my current mobo or would it require an overhaul as well?


I made an error on previous post saying to get an athlon ii x4 740(which is an fm2 processor.)
You are better off completely upgrading the cpu and mobo since fm1 is a dead socket and aren't really any powerful processors.
If you want to stay with amd get a phenom ii x4 965 and an asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS
If you want to go intel get an i3 3220 and an ASRock H77M
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April 23, 2013 12:37:21 PM

You would need a new motherboard and CPU. You could keep your current RAM, hard drive, case, and optical drive.

An upgrade would look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $200.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 15:36 EDT-0400)

With this graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a total of around $350.
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April 23, 2013 12:38:45 PM

Sigh... I think people over state bottle neck issues with CPU's. Anyway you would need to get a better PSU to run anything stronger than a 7750. I would suggest geting something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(or any quality $50 psu)

Then that leave you with $200-250 to spend on a GPU, so you can go with a 7850/7870 (and get free games) or a 650 ti boost/gTX 660 (get free game money I believe in free online games).
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April 23, 2013 12:39:44 PM

JD88 said:
Edit: Scratch what I said. For some reason I got onto a page where it said that system had an Ivy Bridge i3 in it.

Save until you can afford a complete system upgrade.


JD88 said:
Please check my edited post, I made an error in my response earlier.

In my opinion buying the 7750 would not be a good option. I wouldn't upgrade anything until you can upgrade the motherboard, CPU, and GPU.

That is simply a VERY weak processor.


:)  I was just typing a query to your first post!! haha. then just noticed the edit. Yes at 2.2 (2.5 turbo) it aint good.

To the OP, the 650ti Boost is a much better card, and will play decently at 1080p, some games with high settings. But then you have additional power requirements. the 7750 doesn't need more than the power the PCI slot can provide, so it's cost effective. The 7750 will work well with your system. But if your looking to max out games at that res you will need a newer, more capable system, as outlined by some of the guys here. Maybe something like an I3 3220 based system or as one of the guys said and Athlon II x4 965 which is still a pretty good gaming CPU. The CPU's i mentioned would be entry level for a good gaming experience. There are many posts on toms, which will give recommendations on lots of possible setups and where/how to buy cheaply.


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April 23, 2013 12:39:47 PM

ikaz said:
Sigh... I think people over state bottle neck issues with CPU's. Anyway you would need to get a better PSU to run anything stronger than a 7750. I would suggest geting something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(or any quality $50 psu)

Then that leave you with $200-250 to spend on a GPU, so you can go with a 7850/7870 (and get free games) or a 650 ti boost/gTX 660 (get free game money I believe in free online games).


With the gtx 660 you get free metro last light
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April 23, 2013 12:40:33 PM

ikaz said:
Sigh... I think people over state bottle neck issues with CPU's. Anyway you would need to get a better PSU to run anything stronger than a 7750. I would suggest geting something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(or any quality $50 psu)

Then that leave you with $200-250 to spend on a GPU, so you can go with a 7850/7870 (and get free games) or a 650 ti boost/gTX 660 (get free game money I believe in free online games).


This is absolutely not true. You don't realize just how bad that CPU is. Unless the OP is playing 2-3 year old games, that CPU will choke horribly.
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April 23, 2013 12:41:52 PM

JD88 said:
You would need a new motherboard and CPU. You could keep your current RAM, hard drive, case, and optical drive.

An upgrade would look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $200.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 15:36 EDT-0400)

With this graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a total of around $350.


JD88 Your too quick. Nice post. Good advice for setup.
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April 23, 2013 12:42:40 PM

JD88 said:
ikaz said:
Sigh... I think people over state bottle neck issues with CPU's. Anyway you would need to get a better PSU to run anything stronger than a 7750. I would suggest geting something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(or any quality $50 psu)

Then that leave you with $200-250 to spend on a GPU, so you can go with a 7850/7870 (and get free games) or a 650 ti boost/gTX 660 (get free game money I believe in free online games).


This is absolutely not true. You don't realize just how bad that CPU is. Unless the OP is playing 2-3 year old games, that CPU will choke horribly.


+1. That cpu is a very low end quad core.
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April 23, 2013 12:44:20 PM

JD88 said:
You would need a new motherboard and CPU. You could keep your current RAM, hard drive, case, and optical drive.

An upgrade would look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $200.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 15:36 EDT-0400)

With this graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a total of around $350.


Ok, that is VERY doable. Bit bigger of a project then I was initially intending, but....sounds fun. Do you have any links to some good guides for reading or what not for someone new to this? How big of an undertaking is it totally switching out the mobo? I imagine I'd have to flash bios and stuff as well? I mean it's not all plug n play or anything? So after ordering and recieving pieces, should there be any steps I do, before dismantling and installing. Ie, downloading to disc updates, or bios or what have you?

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April 23, 2013 12:44:35 PM

keith12 said:
JD88 said:
You would need a new motherboard and CPU. You could keep your current RAM, hard drive, case, and optical drive.

An upgrade would look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $200.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 15:36 EDT-0400)

With this graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a total of around $350.


JD88 Your too quick. Nice post. Good advice for setup.


Thanks. Gotta be quick because this thread is going awful fast with a lot of good (and not so good) advice flying around.
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April 23, 2013 12:46:58 PM

This is a pretty good video from Newegg that shows how to do a complete system build. A little more complex than what you're undertaking but it should cover all the basics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL291F84A80CA32304&fe...

Essentially yes, it is all plug and play. You will have to re-install windows and the necessary drivers within Windows, but that's about it. Not much tweaking to be done in the bios at all.

The biggest roadblock I see is that you probably have an OEM copy of Windows so it may or may not recognize you have changed the motherboard. If it says invalid key or that you already have it registered to another PC, you can call Windows and tell them you had to replace the motherboard and they will usually accommodate you.
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April 23, 2013 12:48:35 PM

LOL, for some reason...I'm strangely excited about the prospect of this. I have ALWAYS wanted to build my own, but always wanted to have someone there to sort of hold my hand that first time.... nervous excitement.
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April 23, 2013 12:49:34 PM

Mezdec said:
LOL, for some reason...I'm strangely excited about the prospect of this. I have ALWAYS wanted to build my own, but always wanted to have someone there to sort of hold my hand that first time.... nervous excitement.


That's why we are here :p 
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April 23, 2013 12:50:56 PM

JD88 said:
This is a pretty good video from Newegg that shows how to do a complete system build. A little more complex than what you're undertaking but it should cover all the basics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL291F84A80CA32304&fe...

Essentially yes, it is all plug and play. You will have to re-install windows and the necessary drivers within Windows, but that's about it. Not much tweaking to be done in the bios at all.
The biggest roadblock I see is that you probably have an OEM copy of Windows so it may or may not recognize you have changed the motherboard. If it says invalid key or that you already have it registered to another PC, you can call Windows and tell them you had to replace the motherboard and they will usually accommodate you.


Ok, dumb question on that note. Wouldn't windows still be partitioned on my current HDD? Or would I need to actually go and purchase a hard disk copy for windows?
lol nm seen you edited your post regarding windows
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April 23, 2013 12:55:02 PM

As long as you know your product key, you're good to go. If you don't have a Windows disk, you can always download it and install it using a USB drive or burn your own install disk.
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April 23, 2013 12:58:06 PM

JD88 said:
You would need a new motherboard and CPU. You could keep your current RAM, hard drive, case, and optical drive.

An upgrade would look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $200.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-23 15:36 EDT-0400)

With this graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a total of around $350.


So as opposed to the 100 to 150 bucks for the PSU and graphics, you'd suggest this overhaul. With these parts how would i look for future upgrades? Does it give me alot more future options then my current system?

Also, if I go ahead and take the plunge and order these parts, I should have customer support with windows on standby then because I'll prob have issues with Windows.

So, from the time I get my parts in the mail, how long of an undertaking is this? Something I could do in...say an hour? Or is there like a 12 hour boot process etc? Doesn't Windows take AGES to install or something?

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April 23, 2013 1:00:12 PM

JD88 said:
As long as you know your product key, you're good to go. If you don't have a Windows disk, you can always download it and install it using a USB drive or burn your own install disk.


Ya, I believe it's auto partitioned on the hard drive or something. There some hotkey way to access it if you have to factory default the system or something. Definately don't have a product key, just have whatever came factory installed. Most PC's you get anymore from a Best Buy or something don't seem to include these discs anymore.

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April 23, 2013 1:06:15 PM

Mezdec said:
JD88 said:
As long as you know your product key, you're good to go. If you don't have a Windows disk, you can always download it and install it using a USB drive or burn your own install disk.


Ya, I believe it's auto partitioned on the hard drive or something. There some hotkey way to access it if you have to factory default the system or something. Definately don't have a product key, just have whatever came factory installed. Most PC's you get anymore from a Best Buy or something don't seem to include these discs anymore.



Make sure there isn't a sticker or something on the PC that has it. It's sometimes on the bottom or on the back. I'm concerned that using the factory partitioned restore would stick you with a bunch of junk drivers that you don't need and would be incompatible with your new motherboard.

Replacing the motherboard, CPU, GPU, and installing Windows should take less than three hours. Probably quite a bit less, but for a first timer about that long. That is if everything goes smoothly. I would try to figure out your product code before you start the process.

I've got to run for a short while, but I'll be back if you have more questions and others here are more than willing to help. Also, feel free to private message me.
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Awesome, ya I think I'll get on with either HP or Microsoft customer support now and see what they recommend as well. I appreciate all your help and would definately like more info on the system you recommended when you have time. Upgrades in either direction to either boost performance or cut cost here and there. 300-400 would prob be max I'd want to spend then with what you are showing me currently.
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April 23, 2013 2:31:26 PM

Mezdec said:

Awesome, ya I think I'll get on with either HP or Microsoft customer support now and see what they recommend as well. I appreciate all your help and would definately like more info on the system you recommended when you have time. Upgrades in either direction to either boost performance or cut cost here and there. 300-400 would prob be max I'd want to spend then with what you are showing me currently.
It never hurts to install Jelly Bean Keyfinder to get your product codes while your PC is still operational.

I'd go with what's been recommended. I doubt you could do better without going above $400.
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April 26, 2013 8:57:05 PM

JD88 said:
As long as you know your product key, you're good to go. If you don't have a Windows disk, you can always download it and install it using a USB drive or burn your own install disk.



Been a couple days. I got my product key and everything good to go there. I am moving forward with the build you recommended but am thinking of putting in a Radeon 7850 1 or 2 GB card. Any recommendations regarding this?
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April 26, 2013 9:12:12 PM

Mezdec said:
JD88 said:
As long as you know your product key, you're good to go. If you don't have a Windows disk, you can always download it and install it using a USB drive or burn your own install disk.



Been a couple days. I got my product key and everything good to go there. I am moving forward with the build you recommended but am thinking of putting in a Radeon 7850 1 or 2 GB card. Any recommendations regarding this?


Glad to hear things are going well.

Here's what I would recommend:

Either this 7850:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this 660:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Get the 660 if you can afford it. Skip the 7850 2GB because the 660 is better at the same price.
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April 26, 2013 9:19:55 PM

JD88 said:
Mezdec said:
JD88 said:
As long as you know your product key, you're good to go. If you don't have a Windows disk, you can always download it and install it using a USB drive or burn your own install disk.



Been a couple days. I got my product key and everything good to go there. I am moving forward with the build you recommended but am thinking of putting in a Radeon 7850 1 or 2 GB card. Any recommendations regarding this?


Glad to hear things are going well.

Here's what I would recommend:

Either this 7850:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this 660:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Get the 660 if you can afford it. Skip the 7850 2GB because the 660 is better at the same price.

Do you still agree with your initial CPU with this card or is there a slight upgrade I should pursue there as well. Glad you are around! Hope all is well JD88
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April 26, 2013 9:22:42 PM

You recommend the 1 GB version of the 7850? I didn't see much as I've been hunting around that seemed to show the 660 as that much of an upgrade over ther 7850.
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April 26, 2013 9:25:52 PM

It would depend on how much more you could squeeze into the budget. The original suggestion is still good, but for a bit more:

You could get a better motherboard:

Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)

or for around $80 more you can get a nice Intel CPU:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Total: $252.54
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April 26, 2013 9:29:14 PM

Mezdec said:
You recommend the 1 GB version of the 7850? I didn't see much as I've been hunting around that seemed to show the 660 as that much of an upgrade over ther 7850.


Yeah, I generally prefer Nvidia cards though. The 7850 is good as long as it's cheaper than the 660. If the prices are the same, then I would go with the 660 over the 7850 2GB any day. Plus that MSI Twin Frozr card is a very nice and on sale for a great price.
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April 26, 2013 9:37:27 PM

JD88 said:
Mezdec said:
You recommend the 1 GB version of the 7850? I didn't see much as I've been hunting around that seemed to show the 660 as that much of an upgrade over ther 7850.


Yeah, I generally prefer Nvidia cards though. The 7850 is good as long as it's cheaper than the 660. If the prices are the same, then I would go with the 660 over the 7850 2GB any day. Plus that MSI Twin Frozr card is a very nice and on sale for a great price.


Ok, makes sense there. I was looking at ability to overclock the 7850 and seems consensus is alot more room to play in that department as well. So, believe I'm sold on the 7850 personally. Though if the price is significantly different for relatively same performance I'd save the bucks and sink into the mobo or CPU.

i5 processor has me chomping at the bit a tad. What CPU do you suggest to run the 7850? That i5 prob the best one out there to limit any bottlenecking? Guess I'm looking at price/performance now. Set on the 7850 so reverse engineer to the CPU and motherboard.

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April 26, 2013 9:46:25 PM

That i5 offers a lot of value for the price. It's quite a bit better than the Phenom. It would also last a lot longer in terms of relevancy.

Neither CPU would really bottleneck the 7850, but I think you would be a lot more satisfied with the Intel chip.
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April 26, 2013 9:53:24 PM

JD88 said:
That i5 offers a lot of value for the price. It's quite a bit better than the Phenom. It would also last a lot longer in terms of relevancy.

Neither CPU would really bottleneck the 7850, but I think you would be a lot more satisfied with the Intel chip.


sent ya private message, dunno if that bit easier. plan on making my purchase tomorrow so hoping to fine tune exactly what i want...again...want to thank you for all your knowledge and guidance.

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April 27, 2013 10:31:48 PM

JD88 said:
That i5 offers a lot of value for the price. It's quite a bit better than the Phenom. It would also last a lot longer in terms of relevancy.

Neither CPU would really bottleneck the 7850, but I think you would be a lot more satisfied with the Intel chip.


Ok JD, so... I have found these couple of items...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Couple combo deals that keeps me right under $500 with a bigger psu then what ya recommended. Only concern is the motherboard as I don't know if that one is good or not. Otherwise, how do those parts look to you? They all work well together, etc?


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April 27, 2013 10:36:06 PM

So, it looks like I get the video card i want, and the cpu you recommended, plus an higher PSU at bout $10 or 15 bucks less then what we were looking at last. Assuming that motherboard is good to go as well. Make sure you agree with my reasoning behind it.
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April 27, 2013 10:39:36 PM

Both of those combos look real solid. I think you should go for them.
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