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March 16, 2010 9:10:07 PM

Hello,
I now have these parts, and I want to upgrade to a I7.I Video edit,and Play Games like BF2,WOW,and want great FPS and something that can be upgraded in the future. I have parts from my PC and want to know what I should replace
Plextor DVDR PX-712,Maxtor 6L200M0,Maxtor 6Y00M0, WDC5000AAKS-22YGA0
Samsung 204B Antec truPower 480psu, Xaser III V2000A ATX Super Tower
money 1k

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
March 16, 2010 11:01:22 PM

A little layout goes a long ways.


Hello,
I now have these parts, and I want to upgrade to a I7.
I Video edit,and Play Games like BF2,WOW,and want great FPS and something that can be upgraded in the future. I have parts from my PC and want to know what I should replace:

Plextor DVDR PX-712,
Maxtor 6L200M0, ?
Maxtor 6Y00M0, ?
WDC5000AAKS-22YGA0
Samsung 204B ?
Antec truPower 480psu
Xaser III V2000A ATX Super Tower

money 1k

The things I marked in red ? mean I really don't want to google those. You need to put a little more effort forward and tell me what those things are. Hard drives? CD drives?

So you need a new monitor? If not what do you have?
Where do you live? Do you have a preference about where you will buy stuff?
Do you want to overclock?
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March 29, 2010 12:38:01 AM

Sorry somehow the area I had to enter the info in was like the top of a cigarette pack.

Plextor DVDR PX-712,DVD writer
Maxtor 6L200M0, Hard Drive
Maxtor 6Y00M0, Hard Drive
WDC5000AAKS-22YGA0, Hard Drive
Samsung 204B, Monitor
sapphire HD3850 agp Video
Antec truPower 480psu
Xaser III V2000A ATX Super Tower ,case
Asus p-800e Motherboard
Audigy2 zs gamer
Windows XP upgrade

I'd like to upgrade without breaking the bank or surpassing what I see available on the market for a desktop from dell or gateway. Is that possible ? will what I build be That much better to justify putting the parts together?
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
March 29, 2010 6:40:01 AM

That Caviar Blue is still a decent drive, so that will Be OK as your boot drive.
The Xaser is extremely roomy, so I see no issues keeping that at all.
Your optical drive is likely OK as well.
So yes, you can do quite a bit better by building your own.

Shovenose, were you responding to a different post? The OP has 1K to spend and wants an i7.


Yes rockyg66, you can do quite well building your own. Usually you will come out slightly ahead in performance and miles ahead in parts quality.

Here's a list:

i7 930 and Gigabyte UD3R board combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

DDR3 6GB OCZ Gold 1600 CL8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TP-750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 5770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The PSU and board will easily allow you to add a second one if you get the urge.


That leaves you about enough room to add Win 7 if you like, and still be under 1K after rebates.
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March 29, 2010 2:36:27 PM

Oops aorry wrong post. I guess thats what happens wyen you have for tomshhardware tabs oben. Ill delte it...
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April 9, 2010 7:17:21 PM

Proximon said:
That Caviar Blue is still a decent drive, so that will Be OK as your boot drive.
The Xaser is extremely roomy, so I see no issues keeping that at all.
Your optical drive is likely OK as well.
So yes, you can do quite a bit better by building your own.

Shovenose, were you responding to a different post? The OP has 1K to spend and wants an i7.


Yes rockyg66, you can do quite well building your own. Usually you will come out slightly ahead in performance and miles ahead in parts quality.

Here's a list:

i7 930 and Gigabyte UD3R board combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

DDR3 6GB OCZ Gold 1600 CL8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TP-750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 5770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The PSU and board will easily allow you to add a second one if you get the urge.


That leaves you about enough room to add Win 7 if you like, and still be under 1K after rebates.


That sounds great, Now how much could I save by waiting till fall?
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April 9, 2010 8:21:20 PM

Dont bother waiting i dont think itll make a significant difference...
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
April 9, 2010 10:38:42 PM

6 months is an eternity in computer parts. The list would likely be completely different by then.

As it is, you need to rework the parts as prices will have changed in the last week.
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August 15, 2011 2:30:39 AM

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