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November 7, 2011 2:59:04 PM

So I really want a better PC that I currently have for gaming.
I don't want to get everything new just modify some stuff.
Here is my current PC config -
Motherboard - Intel S-Series GA-G41MT-S2 (thats what is says on the manual) (supports DDR3 RAM with 3 RAM slots)
OS - Windows XP SP3 (Gonna get win 7 for sure next month)
RAM - 4.1 GB DDR3 RAM (but XP allows me to use only 3.21 GB , hence I am getting win 7)
Graphics card - Nvidia 9800GT 1 GB GDDR3 VRAM (Yes I have to buy a new graphics card cuz I'm getting win 7 and this card supports only till DX10)
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 GHz 92 CPUs)
Hard drive - 160 GB (External Hard Drive of 750 GB)

That is pretty much it (that's all I know).
So please suggest any modifications.(Not too high like Nvidia quadro 6000 6GB GDDR5 or stuff like that , I'm not Bill Gates)

Budget - 700$ MAX

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November 7, 2011 3:14:48 PM

ZakX11 said:
So I really want a better PC that I currently have for gaming.
I don't want to get everything new just modify some stuff.
Here is my current PC config -
Motherboard - Intel S-Series GA-G41MT-S2 (thats what is says on the manual) (supports DDR3 RAM with 3 RAM slots)
OS - Windows XP SP3 (Gonna get win 7 for sure next month)
RAM - 4.1 GB DDR3 RAM (but XP allows me to use only 3.21 GB , hence I am getting win 7)
Graphics card - Nvidia 9800GT 1 GB GDDR3 VRAM (Yes I have to buy a new graphics card cuz I'm getting win 7 and this card supports only till DX10)
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93 GHz 92 CPUs)
Hard drive - 160 GB (External Hard Drive of 750 GB)

That is pretty much it (that's all I know).
So please suggest any modifications.(Not too high like Nvidia quadro 6000 6GB GDDR5 or stuff like that , I'm not Bill Gates)

Budget - 700$ MAX


Here you are some suggestions for every part.

ASUS P8Z68-V pro 125$
Intel Core i3-2100 120$
Kingston 4GB DDR3 30$
Radeon HD 6850 1GB 150$
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD 65$
ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner 25$
CoolerMaster Extreme PP 500W PSU 50$
CoolerMaster Elite 430 35$
Windows 7 Home Premium 100$

$700.00

This rig will play battlefield 3 on high settings and play Crysis on high/very settings with ease.

The motherboard has great onboard sound.

The case has a neon lit cooling fan, which is fine - this rig won't get hot.

Good luck!
November 7, 2011 3:25:47 PM

With your current system, here is what I would do...

Get the graphics card - 150$
Get the CPU - 120$
Get the HDD - 65$
Get Windows 7 - 100$

435$

You will be good to go.
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November 7, 2011 4:35:58 PM

You are pretty much looking at a new build. Maybe reuse your case. Maybe reuse your power supply depending on what it is.

I'd look at an i3 or maybe quad core i5. Get the base essential motherboard that has the features you will want 3 years ahead, USB3, etc. Hard drives are super expensive right now because of the floors in Thailand. So maybe reuse yours for now till the price comes down and do a disk copy with Ghost or something or some free ghosting software.

The key is look for COMBO deals. Newegg has tons of them. If I had 2 hours to sit and put together a $700 system I bet you could get an $800 system with combo deals. Be smart with your money.
November 7, 2011 4:46:45 PM

personally i'd take PCgamers suggestion, subtract the burner, the HDD and the case and bump up the cpu to the cheaper i5.
There's probably a case for an AMD build.
November 7, 2011 5:42:14 PM

13thmonkey said:
personally i'd take PCgamers suggestion, subtract the burner, the HDD and the case and bump up the cpu to the cheaper i5.
There's probably a case for an AMD build.

You're right. He should get the i5 2500k for 50-75$ more and he would be a lot better off in the long run.

November 7, 2011 5:43:35 PM

As a side note, I would advise you to steer clear of AMD CPUs for gaming. Intel smokes 'em at equal clock speeds, and it's not even close.
November 7, 2011 7:31:11 PM

Make sure to get the 64 bit OS and Seagate Barracuda 1TB are NOT $65 anymore unless you find a local dealer with previously purchased drives on hand who isn't price gouging.
Although I wouldn't really blame him for asking current market price. I saw them for $140 on Amazon $150 on Newegg.
November 8, 2011 2:33:03 AM

PCgamer81 said:
Here you are some suggestions for every part.

ASUS P8Z68-V pro 125$
Intel Core i3-2100 120$
Kingston 4GB DDR3 30$
Radeon HD 6850 1GB 150$
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD 65$
ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner 25$
CoolerMaster Extreme PP 500W PSU 50$
CoolerMaster Elite 430 35$
Windows 7 Home Premium 100$

$700.00

This rig will play battlefield 3 on high settings and play Crysis on high/very settings with ease.

The motherboard has great onboard sound.

The case has a neon lit cooling fan, which is fine - this rig won't get hot.

Good luck!


FORGET THAT CRAP IM GETTING -
ASUS Rampage 3 - Black edition
Nvidia Quadro 6000 6GB GDDR5
Intel i7 extreme 980X
Hitachi 2TB internal hard drive
LaCie 2big Quadra 2TB External Hard Drive
Nofan IcePipe A43-H67 Silent
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS
HP bd340i Multi purpose Blu-Ray burner
Total = Around 11000$
:pt1cable: 

Lol jk

I'll go with you second suggestion.Thanks man ;) 
November 8, 2011 2:48:22 AM

ZakX11 said:
FORGET THAT CRAP IM GETTING -
ASUS Rampage 3 - Black edition
Nvidia Quadro 6000 6GB GDDR5
Intel i7 extreme 980X
Hitachi 2TB internal hard drive
LaCie 2big Quadra 2TB External Hard Drive
Nofan IcePipe A43-H67 Silent
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS
HP bd340i Multi purpose Blu-Ray burner
Total = Around 11000$
:pt1cable: 

Lol jk

I'll go with you second suggestion.Thanks man ;) 


Holy-Moley

Am I talking to Donald Trump's grandson, here?

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Your welcome man. Enjoy your new rig when you get it.
November 8, 2011 8:26:26 AM

ZakX11 said:

Graphics card - Nvidia 9800GT 1 GB GDDR3 VRAM (Yes I have to buy a new graphics card cuz I'm getting win 7 and this card supports only till DX10)

You don't need a GPU that supports DX11 just to support Windows 7.
You just won't be able to play DX11 games on your card.

The PC mentioned by PcGamer81 is good.
November 8, 2011 1:48:17 PM

Gman450 said:
You don't need a GPU that supports DX11 just to support Windows 7.
You just won't be able to play DX11 games on your card.

The PC mentioned by PcGamer81 is good.


I know but I want DX11 features that's why lol :D 
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