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May 11, 2010 9:17:24 PM

ok here now. i didnt use the template. soorry.
now. i have a

proc:e7500@3.3ghz on stock
cooler:stock
mobo: p5kpl am se
gpu: palit 9500 gt
ram:2gb ddr2

ok this coming may 21 my birthday. (woho) i want to build a new pc. i have been researching since last year. and waiting to get the best bang for the buck
i just want some mild gaming and pc to brag for. i mostly play games on my 360. but with a sdtv. and i also need a monitor with a $300 budget.(not included in the $1k budget)
now im stuck between a

i5-750 route or a hexacore route

if im going with the i5-750
i would want a asus p7p55d e pro and a ati 5850 or nvdia gtx 470

if im going with the hexacore
any 890fx.(crosshair 4?) or that gigabyte that performs like this. with out the hardcore gaming and all. and 5850. i want to crossfire.(my ignorance wants me to) also maybe a 4890 crossfired would match a 5870?

now im stuck. my budget is $1000

and i still need for the psu,case,ram,cooler,dvd drive,hdd

sooo please help me get specs :bounce:  please and thank you

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May 12, 2010 2:07:47 AM

xurwin said:
ok here now. i didnt use the template. soorry.
now. i have a

proc:e7500@3.3ghz on stock
cooler:stock
mobo: p5kpl am se
gpu: palit 9500 gt
ram:2gb ddr2

ok this coming may 21 my birthday. (woho) i want to build a new pc. i have been researching since last year. and waiting to get the best bang for the buck
i just want some mild gaming and pc to brag for. i mostly play games on my 360. but with a sdtv. and i also need a monitor with a $300 budget.(not included in the $1k budget)
now im stuck between a

i5-750 route or a hexacore route

if im going with the i5-750
i would want a asus p7p55d e pro and a ati 5850 or nvdia gtx 470

if im going with the hexacore
any 890fx.(crosshair 4?) or that gigabyte that performs like this. with out the hardcore gaming and all. and 5850. i want to crossfire.(my ignorance wants me to) also maybe a 4890 crossfired would match a 5870?

now im stuck. my budget is $1000

and i still need for the psu,case,ram,cooler,dvd drive,hdd

sooo please help me get specs :bounce:  please and thank you


Please don't torture yourself with an Asus board. Use Gigabyte. An AMD processor quad core will give you very comparable performance for a whole lot less money. The Acer 24" flatscreen is a lot of monitor for under $300.00. I'm afraid that for a video card, most of the better boards are going to be ATI PCI 16X. Always use a better cooler, with heatpipes. And concentrate on DDR3 memory, 3 GB, the increase in speed is astounding. Don't invest in soon-to-be obsolete RAM.
But the system you want to build will cost you more than $1000, and that's why the suggestions.
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May 12, 2010 3:21:25 AM

Here's an i5 750 build that's a little over, but with the money saved from the monitor, it could work I guess.

CPU: i5 750
Mobo + Cooler: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + CM Hyper 212+
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB CL 7
GPU: XFX 5850 w/ free game
PSU: Corsair 750TX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
ODD: Lite-On CD/DVD Burner
Case: Antec 300 Illusion

Total w/ shipping - 1088.80.
After MIR - 1068.80

Monitor: ASUS 24" 1920 x 1080 - 219.99

However, if you'd prefer an AMD build, I could totally configure another one.
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May 12, 2010 4:03:35 AM

I will never buy another Asus board, too many problems.
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May 12, 2010 4:13:10 AM

soundguruman said:
I will never buy another Asus board, too many problems.


Just because you had a bad experience with an Asus board doesn't mean everyone else will. :p 
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May 12, 2010 4:15:33 AM

Exactly. My ASUS K8N board is serving me well after five and a half years. What 143miah suggested would be perfect, apart from the PSU which I'd change to a Corsair HX650W instead.
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May 12, 2010 4:49:45 AM

some people would rather USE computers instead of spending days trying to make them work. And some would rather buy motherboards from a company that returns phone calls and answers e mail.
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May 12, 2010 5:48:02 AM

i agree for the corsair 650w. can i use 550wts? i change my mind about crossfiring. and i dont like the antec 300. soo SIMPLE. maybe haff922? wadya think?

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May 12, 2010 5:50:54 AM

sorry for the double post. i hate to edit my post. :) 
143miah. how bout a amd build? more cheaper? well that i5 build is good. its simple and amazing for the money

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May 12, 2010 7:49:19 AM

Looking at your current PC. E7500 can stil perform decently and nVidia 9500gt is also not very bad either.
My first suggestion is that you stick with your PC this year and get a complete new system in sommer next year.
You will have to replace the mobo, ram, proc, and gpu and those are about all main components in your PC, other words...basically you will be creating a new system and not just an upgrade.
See what will the best buys be next year.

Second suggestion :
If you really want a new rig or upgrade, I would go either i5 750 or X4 965 or X6 1055T.
4GB DDR3 1600 CL7 (I find that G.Skill has the best price at this moment)
At least HD5770 (or higher) from Shappire, XFX, HIS, ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI
ASUS, Gigabyte, or MSI mobo
550W Corsair, Tagan, Seasonic, Silverstone or Antec PSU for 1 GPU or 750W for X-Fire
Coolermaster CM690, CM690 II, HAF922, HAF932 or Antec 300, 900, 902, 1200
Intel 80GB postville SSD (if you can still affor it, but you can add this later on)
Samsung F3 at least 500GB or Seagate 7200.12.
A non stock proc fan if you like it or if you gonna OC your system.
Any best priced monitor you can find.

BTW : ASUS mobos are also good, I have never had problems with those. Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS are my favorites.
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May 12, 2010 12:34:01 PM

guanyu210379 said:
Looking at your current PC. E7500 can stil perform decently and nVidia 9500gt is also not very bad either.
My first suggestion is that you stick with your PC this year and get a complete new system in sommer next year.
You will have to replace the mobo, ram, proc, and gpu and those are about all main components in your PC, other words...basically you will be creating a new system and not just an upgrade.
See what will the best buys be next year.



i like your first suggestion. i'll stick with that. thanks for all replies
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May 12, 2010 12:34:20 PM

Best answer selected by xurwin.
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May 13, 2010 2:52:52 AM

xurwin said:
sorry for the double post. i hate to edit my post. :) 
143miah. how bout a amd build? more cheaper? well that i5 build is good. its simple and amazing for the money


Was kinda too late to reply xD
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