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December 24, 2009 1:53:36 AM

Hello, my computer is soon to reach its 28th dog year in age and with some great titles coming out for the PC, I need to upgrade my current setup. What I primarily need is a graphics card, but as I understand that needs a new power supplies, and then a new cpu to support it, and then a new motherboard to hold that cpu. Snowball effect = bad.


Anyways, I would like you guys to pick my parts for me

So in order for that, here are a few facts to keep in mind.

- My monitor is a 19" 1280x1024

- I wish to play most games at pretty good decent settings, no maxing out crysis here.

- I have Windows XP and do not plan on buying Vista or Windows 7

- I only really game on my computer, no multitasking whatsoever at all

- I do not plan to overclock anything as to not void my warranties

- I am wanting items in the bang for your buck category, no spending dubious amounts of money for only a few frames.

- I do not favor either company in all areas of the components, whatever company is the best overall compared to its competition

- I do not really mind noise

- I do not plan to Crossfire/SLI

- I do not plan to use the new Eyefinity, I only have one monitor

- I can't really state a budget, because I want to keep the cost as low as possible and it depends on the items suggested.

When I look at Tom's Hardware's best gpu/cpu for the money, the components that I had in mind were for resolutions greater than my own, so I think I am tending to over exagerate my needs. So please help me .


In case if it is of concern, my current setup is:

GPU: Intergrated ATI Radeon XPRESS 200

CPU: AMD Sempron 3400+

Motherboard: Socket 939

PSU: 250W

Thank so you much guys, remember I am looking for products in the value category, that is the most important thing.

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December 24, 2009 6:32:30 PM

Ah yes, I opened that in another tab but I forgot to read it, so sorry.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week or next, (before Christmas if the components have holiday deals on them)

BUDGET RANGE: 250-350 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Only gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything except a graphics card, motherboard, CPU, and PSU, I have everything else.

REFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I have no preference, whichever is the better product.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I have already listed everything in the first post)
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December 24, 2009 6:40:50 PM

This is called letting other people do your work for you!
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December 24, 2009 7:01:14 PM

I just wanted some reccomendations or opinions, and not make the wrong purchase. Cheez, I didn't commit a crime.
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