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March 12, 2010 9:08:47 PM

Hello,
I'm buying a pc from a company and they have some upgrades option, And I wanted to ask your advice about the upgrades I'm going to take,
Well I have about 1210 $ , and I need a screen also,
I've seen very nice builds in the forum in "Recommended Builds by Usage' Post , But the 1000$ option cost here in Israel 1500$ without a screen...

Anyway In some things I decided and in other I yet decided :
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 750 2.66GHz
RAM: Two Kingstone KVR1333D3N9/2G = 4GB
HDD: Western Digital 500GB SATA2 32MB Buffer

GPU: GeForce 240GT 512MB GV-N240D5-512I


I have some options for PSU
Hec 600W or Thermaltake SopranoRS 101
are those ok?

all of this stuff included case and fans in non upgraded mobos down cost me 906 $

MOBO :
Gigabyte GAP55US3L OR MSI P55-CD53
// Upgrades : MSI P55-GD55 25$ or ASUS P7P55D 55$

What mobo should I choose? , Or are they lame and I should try and find another one?

Anyway, I've just posted whats in my mind right know, Any advice? , Is it good?,
They have more options of upgrades and stuff, but more upgrades more money.
What you think,? Thank you.

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March 12, 2010 9:50:59 PM

PSU: I would go with the Thermaltake over the Hec. I would prefer an option for an Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic or OCZ but those might not be available to you.

MOBO: If you can budget it in, I would do the upgrade to the ASUS board. It is the better of the four... IMO.

GPU: Do you have any options on your GPU to maybe get something more powerful?? ATI 5770 for example.

HDD: Do you have an option for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB or Seagate 7200.12 500GB hard drive? These are around the same price as the WD but are based on a single 500GB platter, which makes them faster drives (comparable to the WD VRaptor).
March 12, 2010 9:52:41 PM

1) what are you going to be using this computer for?

2)The Asus mobo is much nicer and a much more reliable name
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March 12, 2010 10:09:01 PM

Yes all good questions so far but it really boils down to is it a gaming rig or just internet and email?
March 13, 2010 2:06:18 AM

Its for games, and i thought 1300$ will be enough ...

Ok soo asus it is..

hdd It seems that the price are not so different , So I'll find a seagate 7200.12.

So all we have left is the GPU


well they have alot of ati 5770 which one do you think..
http://www.ivory.co.il/category.asp?catcode=531 < If you mange to handle the hebrew.


Is it good for games..
Is it the best that this amount of money can get?
March 13, 2010 8:48:35 AM

Sorry for double post but no one answer..
In ati 5770 GPU I have this options:
MSI ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB PCIe
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770 1024MB PCIe
Asus ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB DDR5
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB PCIe

What should I choose , Or If it does not make any different I'll choose the cheapest

thank you
a b B Homebuilt system
March 13, 2010 10:14:26 AM

Hmm it'll be good if u link to an online hardware e-tailer where u at so we have a better idea what kind of prices we are looking at there ^^
March 13, 2010 10:23:38 AM

I assume you talking about the GPU prcies?
I did posted the online hardware e-tailer , But as I said its in Hebrew ..
Anyway for the GPU i can just put on the prices..
MSI ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB PCIe 224$
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 234$
Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770 1024MB PCIe 248$
Asus ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB DDR5 247$
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB PCIe 234$
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