I'm interested in a new pc but I'd like experienced opinions since I'm not really in the business so things like overclocking and whatever is to me .
At the moment I have the following pc:
Asus M3N78 Pro
Nvidia 8800GTS 312
AMD Athlon 6000+
I've been having a few issues with this pc, mainly overheating during more modern games (not sure if it's normal but I checked my core temps while playing and the lowest is around 60º while the highest is slightly above 80º). This is causing my pc to randomly shutdown.
Regardless, I'm considering using this pc only for recording and getting a new one. My budget is around 700$-800$ so i'm not really looking for excelent, but something that will last and still be relatively up-to-date for recent and future games. Dont really need anything else besides MB, GC, CPU and PSU.
I've been looking around a few benchmarks and there were 2 items that interested me regarding quality/cost:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Geforce GTX 280
However I have no idea what MB to look for. What do you experienced ones think of this?
I'm sorry for my noobish talk, but this really isn't an area I'm comfortable in, guess it shows my age a bit.
Thats just the thing, this is chinese to me so I just went with what had a good score and was relatively cheap, but I have no idea what would be good for me. Thats the kind of help I need The "newer" generation cards seemed expensive to me, unless I missed something :S
I mainly used the pc for work (freehand/corel mostly), internet, gaming, movies and recording (but since I'm getting a new one I'll use the old one for recording). I don't remember the type of ram i have on the old one but I know it's really good, I'll check back once I get home from work.
Well your current board has a single PCIex16 slot and if u are on something like a HD 4850/GTS 250 multi GPU sounds like a good idea but with a 320 8800GTS just hit a beefy current card like HD 5850 arguably the best bang for buck Full HD GPU out now today Not familiar with the h/w scene in Portugal but surely there are local h/w forums and you could get more info on where to buy these at best prices from the forum members perhaps?
I'm probably gonna go choose that option then, already found the CPU and Graphics Card, just need to read on how to update the Bios. (From what I've found until now, I'll need a floppy disk drive, which I don't have :S)