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February 23, 2011 2:05:31 PM

I need Help upgrading my pc mine for now is
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB Total
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4890
Screen Resloution 1440x900
Power Supply : 600watt Ocz "i think"
HardDrive : 500GB
My Budget :1,433$
+ Do u think i need to get SSD For Better Gaming Experince And what about the new 3d System ? I need Help Asap i'm Going order the hardawres Tommorow !. Thanx in Advance ^^.

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February 23, 2011 2:42:03 PM

Why do you think you need an upgrade? Everything you've got listed there gets excellent performance. You'd only need to consider an upgrade if you bought a new monitor that was at least 1920x1080. Or is that just what you're considering?

If that's what you're thinking about buying, don't. You've got old tech (the 4890), low quality (the OCZ PSU) and lower performing parts (the X4 955). You'd do better to just wait until the Sandy Bridge CPUs and LGA1155 motherboards are re-released in a month or so.

As for the SSD question, they do veritually nothing for gamers. All you get is somewhat faster load times. It's certainly not worth $200+ for a good sized drive and the hassle of reinstalling everything.
February 23, 2011 2:44:18 PM

What exactly do you use your computer for? All you could really benefit from is a newer GPU and a SSD for your OS (won't do much for games), unless you want to do a rebuild on a new Intel i5 platform.
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February 23, 2011 2:48:29 PM

hmm... The Problem is i can't wait :s ! i must buy in couple of days so what would you suggest for me :?.
February 23, 2011 2:59:01 PM

You didn't answer if it's a completely new build or if the AMD stuff you mentioned above is what you already own. We can't help you if you don't let us know what you need. Check out the guidelines in the link from my signature.

If you already own everything listed, and really can't wait for Sandy Bridge, my advice is to do nothing. You've already got high performing parts, so you don't need to waste any more money on the build.

If you don't own everything there, then it's a different story. I'll need to know exactly what parts would be available (model numbers are extremely useful). I can say off the top of my head that the HD 4890 isn't worth it, and you should be looking for something recent, such as the HD 5770 or HD 6850 (or other HD 6xxx) or th GTX 460 or GTX 560 (or other GTX 5xx). I'd also say you need a better PSU, such as anything from Antec, Corsair, Silverstone, SeaSonic or XFX. The exact size or model depends on other aspects like the exact GPU, whether you're going to Crossfire/SLI later and such.

Basically, we need more information to help.
February 23, 2011 3:00:19 PM

Ya sorry About that i read your Article about "How To Ask New Build Advice" And i made the changes but didn't Save i think :/  I'm going to now To re-edit Them ^^.
February 23, 2011 3:12:09 PM

:/  it says that im not allowed to edit this msg -_-"?.
February 23, 2011 4:49:00 PM

That's fine. Just post it below.
February 23, 2011 6:19:26 PM

i can't Edit The Thread so i will post everything here if i can .

I Need Help Upgrading My Pc The Following is my Current PC Spec :

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB Total
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4890
Screen Resloution 1440x900
Power Supply : 600watt Ocz "i think"
HardDrive : 500GB

Approximate Purchase Date: 4 To 5 Days

Budget Range: 1433$ Can Spend 200$ more

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Extreme Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers , OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ,

Country of Origin: Kuwait

Parts Preferences: I would like to order Intel , EVGA Or Asus Motherboard And Ofc Nvidia .

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 And i have also 1920x1080 42'' Screen

Additional Comments: I Really Need a Quite PC so i can sleep well at night


February 25, 2011 4:57:36 PM

Bump bump bump :sweat: 
February 25, 2011 5:17:37 PM

I might just be stupid, but I still don't know if you already own the parts you've listed or you're only looking at them for the build.

So basically, if you already own the X4 955, HD 4890, etc:

Do nothing. The parts are already high performance, and you won't see any difference until you bought a 1920x1080 (or higher) resolution monitor.

If you don't already own the X4 955, HD 4890, etc:

Don't buy any of those parts. Wait for Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs to be re-released, and look at buying:

CPU: i5-2500K $225
Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme4 ($150ish) or Asus P8P67 Pro ($190ish)
RAM: Any 2x2 GB DDR3 1600 mhz CAS Latency 9 (timings 9) or CL 7 (timings 7) sticks that aren't made by OCZ. $40 for CL 9, $65 for CL 7
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $65
GPU: GTX 580 $500
Case: HAF 932 $120
PSU: An 850W from XFX, Corsair, Silverstone, SeaSonic, or Antec. About $120
Optical: Cheapest DVD burner you can find. About $20
HSF: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B $40

Total: $1,345.
February 26, 2011 4:08:30 PM

Np Mate Maybe u just didn't See "my Current PC Spec " ^^ I'm Going To buy 32" Monitor or 42' , didn't decide , So i'm going to wait then :/  Everyone Advising me to buy the Sandy Bridges in april :)  ! Thank You Very Much :D  .
February 26, 2011 4:59:32 PM

What MadAdmiral suggested in that case is simply to upgrade your GPU so that you can support the higher resolution of the 32-42" screen. The X4 955 is a great system base, and it's not worth investing another $1500 into a system now. If anything, you can use a few parts from your older system.

I'd suggest investing your time into just overclocking the X4.