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looking to upgrade my PC with these parts. would they all work?

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November 2, 2008 12:35:39 AM

hello. this is my CURRENT pc that i am looking to upgrade.
http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T5...

im going to upgrade the following parts:

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

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

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

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



( theres actually more but i didnt post because it was "other" stuff like keyboard mouse ect. )
altogether it adds up to $482.75 ( thats including the "other" stuff )
is it a good upgrade for my PC?
and would all those parts work. and 1 more thing, is there somthing that i am going to spend
too much on?

thank you for your time. :bounce: 

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November 2, 2008 1:06:22 AM

Did you read the user comments at Newegg? The Rosewill psu did not do as well as high quality psu's. Some of the people who post here aren't too crazy about Rosewill.

Can you afford $30.00 more for a psu? If so, then you could get a good quality Corsair 650 watt psu which you could use for future upgrades:

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

Check the cpu compatibility list at the Biostar web site to make sure you processor is compatible with the motherboard. The user comments indicated there are some compatibility issues with cpu's not on the Biostar list.
November 2, 2008 1:30:42 AM

I would recomend the following:

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz
Bundled with
BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...
$158.98

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99
Currently you can bundle this PSU with the Antec 300 for $84.94 if you decide to get a new case as well
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...

Do you want a GPU or do you plan on using on board graphics?

Here is a cheap alternative to on board graphics:
ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2 Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99


Also, can you provide a budget and give us a outline as to what you plan to run on the PC?
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November 2, 2008 2:00:03 AM

slomo4sho said:
I would recomend the following:

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz
Bundled with
BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...
$158.98

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99
Currently you can bundle this PSU with the Antec 300 for $84.94 if you decide to get a new case as well
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...

Do you want a GPU or do you plan on using on board graphics?

Here is a cheap alternative to on board graphics:
ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2 Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99


Also, can you provide a budget and give us a outline as to what you plan to run on the PC?



thanks, my budget is ~500$ no more than that. im looking through your recommendations and i like it. thanks. i totally forgot about the bundling thing.
November 2, 2008 2:07:33 AM

thank you! thats was much help and much savings!!
that all adds up to 450$ ( including other items )
thank you! thats exactly what i was looking for!
November 2, 2008 2:11:46 AM

I would recommend one of these if you plan on gaming:

ASUS EN9800GT HB/HTDI/512M GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99-$20 MIR = $109.99
or

ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$164.99-$30 MIR = $134.99

The 4850 is harder to fit into a $500 budget but is the preferred card if you can manage to squeeze it in :) 

Btw what exactly is this "other stuff" that totals out to $163.79?
November 2, 2008 3:49:30 AM

Just buy a case and an OS along with all the other parts and give the EwwwwwMachine to someone you don't like.
Oh and pick up a PCPower Silencer series PSU.
If it were me, I would go with the E8400 CPU.
I would also stay with the P35 chipset, but I like the DFI BloodIron for it's rock solid overclocking abilities.
Almost forgot the Antec 300 is a great case for a very reasonable price. Look around you can find it for about $50 shipped.
November 2, 2008 6:36:03 AM

bobbknight said:
Just buy a case and an OS along with all the other parts and give the EwwwwwMachine to someone you don't like.
Oh and pick up a PCPower Silencer series PSU.
If it were me, I would go with the E8400 CPU.
I would also stay with the P35 chipset, but I like the DFI BloodIron for it's rock solid overclocking abilities.
Almost forgot the Antec 300 is a great case for a very reasonable price. Look around you can find it for about $50 shipped.


A E8400 isn't the best choice when the budget is $500. In fact, if he does have to pick up a OS, Vista alone will take up 1/5 of his budget...
November 2, 2008 6:57:20 AM

You need a video card for sure though, neither the board you picked nor the ones suggested have onboard video. If you stick with the psu selected get an Nvidia, in case you want to run sli one day but ati is winning the graphics war currently, and the earthwatts psu suggested by slomo4sho is crossfire certified, for those nice 4850's mentioned. otherwise the 4350's or 4650's should fit in your left over budget
November 2, 2008 7:25:26 AM

Hmm not sure why I didn't catch that.

I guess I might as well provide a 4650 option since I already gave 4350 and 4850 option:

ASUS EAH4650/DI/512MD2 Radeon HD 4650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99+ shipping


Also, here is a motherboard with on board graphics if you want to go that route, its cheaper than the bundle deal but offers less room for expansion in the future(no PCI Express 2.0):
ASUS P5KPL-CM LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$52.99
November 2, 2008 9:02:35 AM

I would like to take time here to say not to buy Asus.
They have the worst support in the industry.
This has been my experience, where they took 6 months to resolve a motherboard rma issue with me. Finally sending me a good board after 5 bad ones.
November 2, 2008 2:15:24 PM

kurtyboh said:
You need a video card for sure though, neither the board you picked nor the ones suggested have onboard video. If you stick with the psu selected get an Nvidia, in case you want to run sli one day but ati is winning the graphics war currently, and the earthwatts psu suggested by slomo4sho is crossfire certified, for those nice 4850's mentioned. otherwise the 4350's or 4650's should fit in your left over budget


yeah. none of them do have onboard video, but i currently have a HD 3650 that im using now just to get me by. i could use that and in the future save up for a 4850

November 2, 2008 2:16:31 PM

slomo4sho said:
I would recommend one of these if you plan on gaming:

ASUS EN9800GT HB/HTDI/512M GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99-$20 MIR = $109.99
or

ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$164.99-$30 MIR = $134.99

The 4850 is harder to fit into a $500 budget but is the preferred card if you can manage to squeeze it in :) 

Btw what exactly is this "other stuff" that totals out to $163.79?




the "other stuff" is a keyboard, mouse, like 5 games."
November 2, 2008 2:17:00 PM

and im not much of an overclocker
November 2, 2008 6:04:33 PM

slomo4sho said:
Here is a great deal for a budget build:
EVGA 256-P2-N761-TR GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB
Bundled with
OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...
$84.99- $65.00 in MIR = $20.00



hey thanks
November 2, 2008 8:41:19 PM

Slomo4shO, thanks. im going to buy the stuff you recomended in your first post and ill stick with my 3650 for now. ill upgrade a little later. thanks
!