Hi im thinking of upgrading my computer:
specs:Mobo- Intel DH61HO
Processor -Intel core firstname.lastname@example.org
(Using Intel's stock heat sink)
500gb Hitachi HDS721050CLA660
Plz advise me good upgradable parts instead of these. Budget $500-$600
Games: Just cause 2, Fsx , Minecraft, euro truck sim2 and gta 4 and others.
Purpose:For Gaming+Basic home & school use.
I might think of building a new pc...
Mid or higher settings just for a decent fps for the games and probably a computer i could use for some time would be great.
I think if i was to build my pc ,i find it slightly difficult to choose amd/Intel .
(Not saying that intel is better than amd or amd is better than intel. I respect both manufacturers)
Hmm, well it's hard to say. Your game choices are pretty modest and don't need so much power. You could add to your current build, something like a $300 upgrade to the get 8gb ram, a graphics card like the r9 270 and a 120gb solid state drive.
(would need to know your power supply)
All of those parts I listed you could actually be reused in a new computer again if you wanted to build new later on.
If you were interested in building new, you could do something like these. I assumed you didn't need an operating system and had one.
*not sure why, but rebates aren't being applied*
Both builds are around $610 after rebates.
If you think you might be into overclocking or SLI/Crossfire, the AMD build will be better for you. I put in a nice power supply that's on sale and would be all you'd need for a long time and could handle any single card you wanted along with a few dual cards. (7 year warranty/gold rated to )
If you aren't into that kind of stuff, the intel build will be the way to go. I put in a h97 motherboard so you can upgrade to one of the new intel CPUs in a year or 2 if you wanted to.
Other than that, the rest of the parts are the same on both builds. Do your research, you will find many intel vs amd topics turning into huge wars about which is better. There will probably be some of that in this topic to sooner or later
i have decided i would go with the amd build.
Thanks alot for helping me out jaraldo for my build.
And Just 1 question. Is it better to get an ssd for OS and a harddrive for other storage later?
otherwise Thanks again.
, you're awesome!
A SSD is great, but not necessary. In a $900+ build you would get one, but in this budget range you want to put all the $ into CPU/GFU. You can buy one when you have the money and move your information from the HArd drive to the SSD.
One last thing, if you are interested in overclocking, don't overclock until you have a GOOD cpu cooler. The one that comes with the 8320 is garbage. The hyper 212 is the minimum but I'd get something similar to this
if you wanted to really overclock later http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14