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June 22, 2010 2:21:41 PM

Hello,

So I have been building this rig for about a month now doing upgrades here and there this is my 3rd build, and i would love some advice or feedback. Going for a mid to high range gaming rig

This is an upgrade form a P4 3.0Ghz and so far im qute happy with its preformance

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
Memory: OCZ SLI 4GB 800MHz PC6400 DDR2
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Green 500GB 32MB/SATA-3G
Video Card: PNY Geforce 210
Monitor: Vizio 22" LCDHDTV
Motherboard: Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLI

Coming today

Video Card:MSI TwinFrozr OC GeForce GTS 250 1GB
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

The power supply is a Dynex 400w, I know its a bad one and ill be buying a new one before i use that new video card. Thinking about going with a

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W

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June 22, 2010 2:27:41 PM

Horrible.

The C2Q are dead, DDR2 is dead and OCZ is known for bad sticks, that WD is extremely slow, and both GPUs are dying tech.

Really, about the only thing that's at least decent in that list is the new PSU.

A mid range gaming build would be in the $900-$1,200 range. That would get you at least AMD's X4 955 (possibly the i5-750) and at least an HD 5870. A high end build would be in the $1,200+ range, have the i5-750 (possibly the i7-930) and definitely be sporting the HD 5970.

I would classify this build as below budget. There are builds that cost under $600 that would be better gaming machines (the X3 440 and HD 5770).

EDIT: Sorry if that sounds mean, but the truth hurts. You probably should have just gone ahead with a new build instead of upgrading dead tech...
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June 22, 2010 2:41:03 PM

Thank you, yes im aware that the C2Q and DDR2 are dead now. This is def a buget build, im just looking to play games at mid to max settings not trying to break any benchmarks with this one
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June 22, 2010 2:51:36 PM

Its okay i wanted the truth, last build was in the P4 range so im okay with this comp its still a huge upgrade.

But i dont think this is such a bad build but ill see we live and learn
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