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August 2, 2010 4:01:27 AM

I'm considering ordering a new desktop to replace my 18 month old laptop. Any problems with my configuration?


Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8400 (4x 2.66GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)-

Memory: 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570 - 1GB-Single Card

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR -- Intel P45 Chipset Supported w/8-ch HD Audio, Dual Channel DDR3, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16 MB-

Power Supply: 600 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready (No brand is listed so whatever the "store brand" of iBuyPower.com is)

Primary Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive

Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black

Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-

Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-


Any comments would be helpful. I'm not looking to make a super amazing computer. Just something that works well and will last me a year or two and shouldn't have any problems running games. Sorry for all the spaces it was pretty confusing without them.

Thanks

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August 2, 2010 4:07:30 AM

What are you going to be using it for? You could probably get as much performance for less with an AMD Athlon II x4 630, there isnt a good reason to get a new build based around LGA 775 processors when you can get an AMD build with equal performance and a modern board for the same or less.

Edit: damn, beaten by a single second, now that has got to be a record!
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August 2, 2010 4:08:22 AM

^ Lolz good one...Nice timing...
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August 2, 2010 4:33:59 AM

The total cost of the build was $748 from iBuyPower.com. I don't know if it would be considered prebuilt (I'm assuming not) but I pick all the parts and they put it all together for me. And I would be using it for games like WoW and Dawn of War.
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August 2, 2010 4:42:10 AM

^ How about building it yourself ? Do you want to try that ??

For that budget, you can get a far more powerful setup if you buy parts and build yourself...

As for that build, the 5570 is not considered as a gaming card...atleast a 5670 or above( For resolutions above 1440X900, even more powerful like HD 5750 or above)...
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August 2, 2010 2:56:01 PM

I'm definitely up for doing a full build on my own I've just never looked much into it.
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August 2, 2010 2:59:21 PM

Get this :D 

AMD PHENOM II X4 965

XFX ATI RAEDEON HD5870

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

XFX BLACK EDITION 750W

G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ PC-12800 CL7 DUAL CHANNEL 7-7-7-24

SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB
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August 2, 2010 6:51:57 PM

Use that to replace parts in my current configuration or use that to build from scratch?
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August 3, 2010 4:25:56 AM
August 3, 2010 4:46:30 AM

Sweet thanks. I already have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disks so no I don't need an OS. But this will definitely help a ton.

Edit: Since I really don't have a budget, if I were to get a better version of one of the parts you listed, which should I upgrade first? If that makes sense.
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August 3, 2010 4:50:40 AM

^ And forgot to ask, what is your screen's resolution ? The above setup will be able to play most of the current titles @1080p say at High-Very High settings...
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August 3, 2010 4:53:06 AM

^^ Dint refresh...
If you want to upgrade, then maybe a SSD...Apart from that, for a good gaming PC, I dont think you would need anything more than the above setup...
And maybe in a years time, a more powerful graphics card, if you want...
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August 3, 2010 6:11:51 AM

Hello thank you for such information.

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