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December 13, 2009 2:30:16 PM

Iam wanting to upgrade my pc and stay around 700 bucks
This is what i have now
Inter(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20gh\z
2.0GB of ram
windows xp
Nvidia GeForce 9500GT
and 350watt power supply
I had a pc in mind but not sure if its better (not exactly computer savy)
Also i plan on getting mw2, and was wondering will this pc be able to handle it?( pc link is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

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December 13, 2009 3:11:20 PM

^5 +1 what rolli59 said.

If you can insert bread into a toaster and insert an electrical plug into a wall outlet (mains), then you can install pc components and plug in the cables. Building your own pc is not that difficult. The end result will be a custom pc that you built yourself. It's quite a rewarding experience.
December 13, 2009 3:29:42 PM

joer171 said:
I use it for pure gaming really trying to setup the new one for mw2 tho

im going with rolli59 and johnnylucky. if you get your own componants then you can leave out the options you don't need.
December 13, 2009 3:44:54 PM

My only problem with building my own is i have had many issues with it but at the same time it offers a lot of pros. But i have one question i couldnt quite grasped from the reading was how to tell if AMD Phenom II X4 955(3.2GHz) is better than my
Inter(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20gh\z .
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a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2009 3:51:45 PM

think of it like this, your pentium is like 1 oven baking a cake at like 320 degrees. the amd 955 x4 is like 4 ovens baking the same cake at 320 degrees, so it isn't technically 4 times faster, but it would be 4 times more productive. And, not to mention more advanced motherboards and RAM to go along with it. So yes the amd is much fatser ( i have it so i highly recommend it).
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a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2009 4:26:10 PM

i would go with the second 739.99 because it is more balanced. With something like that you could be getting very high frame rates at 1280x1024, even with settings at very high. To be honest you can build a better pc for less money, but both of these are actually very good deals, wayyy better than hp and dell!
December 13, 2009 4:41:08 PM

I would build one but iam just not to familiar with pcs and attempted once and the pc fried so iam a little more hesistant
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2009 4:55:09 PM

yea i understand my first computer blew up when i was building it, but i just kept at it. But those two pcs wont dissapoint!!
December 13, 2009 5:28:14 PM

Quote:
yea i understand my first computer blew up when i was building it, but i just kept at it. But those two pcs wont dissapoint!!

Yea i'll proablly try building one again when i get a little bit more finacially set as they arent cheap lol.
But thanks for all the help :p 
December 13, 2009 11:13:36 PM

I got some ideas for my pc and just wanted to run them by
700 watt power supply
AMD Phenom™II X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology (not sure on which)
AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology (not sure on which)
Motherboard:Asus M4A78LT-M LE AM3 DDR3 AMD 760G/SB710 Chipset DDR3 mATX w/ Integrated ATI Radeon 3000, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
How do you think that will run and also that graphics card will run on the motherboard right and the power supply should be enough right?
December 14, 2009 12:30:56 AM

+1 for BDdazza's gt 220 info.

the card is meant for graphic design, video playback and that sort of thing. not gaming.

Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 12:33:16 AM

use the 4770 in the combo deal, it is a decent card for gaming.
December 14, 2009 12:34:04 AM

Thanks for the info.
ill spend some more time on the graphics card
December 14, 2009 5:45:52 PM

Now iam thinking bout this
Mobo:GigaByte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H AM3 DDR3 785 Chipset 1666+/1333/1066 Sideport 128MB with PCIe slot SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
CPU:AMD Phenom™II X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
Graphics Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express
PSU: 700 watts
Do you think thats all compatiable and also will it run games well at 1280x1024 such as mw2
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 8:31:50 PM

i really really dont mean to call you out, but i think its a great deal. Where do you find a better psu matched with a great video card for that price. You might find products that are close to as good and have a close price, but why not get the really quality hardware for the same price. Sorry if i sound like im insulting your idea :) 
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 8:39:44 PM

its a good deal, but like a said, sure you saved 13 dollars, but you might as well spend that extra 13 to get the more quality psu. but your deal is great too!
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 8:49:13 PM

yea it is a bit overkill and i know the ocz stealthxstream is a good psu, but seriously, corsair is better. also, i think its worth it to spend 4 more dollars for an extra 100 watts.
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2009 9:19:05 PM

i think thats a great deal that should definitely be squezzed in to any build. its not everyday that you see a quality :D  700 watt psu and a great futuristic video card for under 250 bucks.
December 15, 2009 3:23:52 PM

Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache 64-bit
would the beat the cpu i picked earlier or no?
And iam checking out the deals xD
December 15, 2009 7:23:23 PM

I will definetly think about making a fully custom in the future but for now iam looking at this one site i found of new egg called cyberpowerpc.com and it lets you make a decently custom pc and i have go so far this for the system specs
PSU:700 Watts Power Supplies (SLI/CrossFire Ready Power Supply)
CPU: phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 4 3.4 GHz
Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express
Memory:4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
Case:Azza Orion Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel
Extra case Fans:Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
Cooling Fan:AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
MotherBoard:GigaByte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H AM3 DDR3 785 Chipset 1666+/1333/1066 Sideport 128MB with PCIe slot SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
If you need anymore of the specs just ask :p 
December 15, 2009 7:41:48 PM

o btw has anyone ever heard of cyberpowerpc.com thats where iam at looking to build it because they have a more custom way. Also wanted to say thanks for all the help and sorry its taking me a while to respond sometimes iam enrolling in college at the moment and having some issues.
December 16, 2009 8:20:56 AM

the 700 watt is a no name i belive and to get anything else 700 watt kinda kills my budget with the new card. Is it all right to go no name on the psu
December 16, 2009 8:26:02 AM

I could do this but idk how this sounds 650 Watts CMPSU-650TX - Quad SLI Ready and a ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO or is that going to make the pc suck lol.
December 16, 2009 6:17:36 PM

But the 650 watt should be alright for powering this rig
Iam under the assumption that this mother board is better GigaByte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H AM3 DDR3 785 Chipset 1666+/1333/1066 Sideport 128MB with PCIe slot SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio, than this one GigaByte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H AM3 DDR3 785 Chipset 1666+/1333/1066 Sideport 128MB with PCIe slot SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
Also has anyone heard of Cyberpower psu because i found one cheaper than the corsair
December 17, 2009 1:45:55 PM

Alright then ill stick with the 650 on a corsair
and the mobo i guess ill do the gigabyte.
!