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Need help bringing cost down on new build

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June 18, 2010 7:36:35 PM

I am currently using an LGA 775 chipset duel core processor and want to upgrade to a newer chipset. I like these components but want to bring the cost down a little, anyone have some suggestions?





This is not my first build, its just my first build on a budget so its kind of new grounds for me. I will be using the video card from my old machine.

any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

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June 18, 2010 9:04:58 PM

Perhaps elaborate the reason for your upgrade eg: render/encode/compiling....
June 21, 2010 8:37:06 PM

want a better gaming machine. my current build as i said is lga775 processor, single pci express x16 slot (not 2.0) compatible mobo. a new computer doesn't need to be top of the line but would like something upgradeable. something to see me through the next 2-4 years. I would like to be able to do this for under 1k. dont need a case or hard drives, have tons of both. just need a mobo cpu ram and ps.
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June 22, 2010 4:37:01 AM

Depending on what you have and what you're expecting, an upgrade to an e7000 series C2D and a 5770 might take you where you want to go. That's less than $300 which is not too shabby, but without knowing more specific details it's hard to say for sure. (ie that won't max games out @ 2560x1600, but no $1000 rig will either)