A 800 $ PC with an intel quad core

hey guys i need help with a new specs with an intel quad core , a LCD monitor , the computer will be used for designing , ex software : 3Ds MAX 9 , and the whole systems budget max. $ 800 .

I have a question : Do windows XP support an intel quad core processor ?

thanx before :)
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  1. Yes you can still run XP on all platforms, however 32 bit operating systems will not take full advantage of 4+ gbs of RAM.

    For a "semi-mid" budget Intel quad, you should look into the Q8200 or, alternatively, see how a Phenom II 940/920 fits. You might be be able to eek out a Q9400 but the Phenom is cheaper and/or faster.

    A Q9550 will only fit within your budget at the expense of a decent video card, or other components. I would go for a Q8200 or a Phenom II.
  2. yes windows xp supports quads.

    here is a list I came up

    I have not included windows xp. I suggest getting hold of 64bit edition to take usage of all 4gigs of ram.

    $24.99 cd/dvd burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

    $59.95 Antec 300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    $64.99 Western Digital 500gb hd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

    $169.99 Acer 22" lcd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145

    $39.99 Ati radeon 4350 fanless
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102817

    $69.99 Antec 500w psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

    $45.99 G.Skill 4gb ddr2 ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

    $114.99 Gigabyte p45 motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359

    $169.99 Intel q8200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115055

    Total= $760.87
    Shipping= depends where you live haha

    Hope that helps, have nice day!
  3. ^+1. The GPU choice indicates that you clearly saw that the OP said nothing about gaming.
  4. ^Yes it will be enough for 3Ds MAX 9 but not for games. The 22" lcd is a nice too for designing, lots of workspace.
  5. Antec NSK4480B Black 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129032

    GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-DS2H LGA 775 Intel G45 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $107AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128353

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115207

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $46
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Pioneer Black 20X 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM $23
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129032

    Acer X243Wbd Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $290
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009152

    Total: $796

    Edited back to Intel build.
  6. $120 for those extra 2 inches seems like a lot. But yeah the 790GX's onboard video saves you a few bills, I was gonna mention that. A case+psu combo could be a good idea, but it'll be trouble if you decide to upgrade your video card down the line.
  7. theAnimal said:
    Pending.


    lol
  8. bmuell said:
    $120 for those extra 2 inches seems like a lot. But yeah the 790GX's onboard video saves you a few bills, I was gonna mention that. A case+psu combo could be a good idea, but it'll be trouble if you decide to upgrade your video card down the line.


    2 inches, but 30% more pixels.
  9. thanx all for the reply :) ,
    @ the animal : vga onboard on the mobo really can do 3ds max 9 job's ?
    @ alvine : any recommendation for gaming one ?
  10. Hey guys! First time posting here, and also my first computer build.i need help with my configuration,some suggestions. I'm interested in 3d rendering and my budget is around 700$


    Motherboard:Asrock P43DE
    Processor:Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 2500MHz
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 640GB
    DDR:Corsair 4GB DDR2 800MHZ CL5 XMS2 DUAL CHANNEL
    GPU: HIS ATI Radeon HD3870 IceQ3 512MB DDR4 256-bit

    Thanks in advance!
  11. i023l, please can you put your bit in a new thread, then we can deal with one thing at once, thanks.

    Acer 24" looks expensive, we pay less than that in the UK, and the US prices are always lower than ours.

    Screen is dependant on usage,
    - Games are going to need a more powerful GPU to run nicely at 24" high res, probably out of budget with a quad core CPU. Maybe a 22" would be better.
    - Designing really wants a big screen. Which you can achieve as long as you don't want to game to hard.

    You will have to decide on a comprimise solution.

    Another thought - are design program using CUDA? Might sway graphics towards an NVidia solution to make use of extra feature.

    Jeremy

    Jeremy
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129045 $99.99
    Antec NSK6580B Black 0.8mm cold-rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430 Watts 80 PLUS Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380 $79.99
    GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115055 $164.99 Free Shipping*
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122 $44.99 Free Shipping*
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $22.99 Free Shipping*
    LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073 $64.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102807 $66.99
    SAPPHIRE 100254L Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254035 $159.99 Free Shipping*
    Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

    Total: $704.92 (not including shipping and rebates)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
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