I am looking to upgrade my current computer. I know it's old(I bet that's an understatement)
Pentium dual core E2180 @ 2.0
1 GB DDR2
Nvidia Geforce 7300LE( )
The New build is gonna be around 800$
Typical System Usage : Multitasking, Gaming, Video editing.
Country of Origin: India
Parts Preferences: AMD - ATI
Monitor Resolution:1440x900 future upgrade to 1920x1200
I've made a list of the stuff I would wanna buy.
Processor:- AMD Phenom II x6 1100T BE or any better hexa-core
RAM:- Corsair Vengeance 2x 4GB @ 1600Mhz
GPU:- Trying to decide over the 6850, 6870, 6950 1GB. Anything more would push me over budget.
Asus MotherBoard - M5A88-M EVO is what I'm looking at.
PSU & Case :- Clueless.
I would like some help because I would want this to last for atleast 2 or 3 years.
Also I am confused upon judging whether to wait for the new HD 7000's or maybe even the new bulldozers(If they are worth it)
Get This Build :
AMD Phenom II 1100T
Asus M5A88M Evo
Corsair Vengance 2*4GB
WD Green 500 GB
Cooler Master CM690
Corsair VX 550
XFX HD 6950 1 GB
Total : Almost Rs 45000 INR
Need a Cheaper Build
Swap 6950 into 6850 and the case into NZXT Gamma
It would come around 40000 INR
The WD Green is a low performance HDD's because of its lower rpm and lower power consumption, its usually used for storage drives instead of boot+storage drives.
The Corsair VX 550 is a pretty old model, you should aim for a TX, HX, AX or CX of the Corsair PSU series, or some other quality power supply from Antec, Seasonic and other good brands. You would need at least 500w for a single 6950 and 750w for Dual 6950's
You should go for an i5 2500k and a Z68 motherboard like the AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 which has Pci-e 3.0 and with support for CrossFire and SLI, the Asus M5A88M Evo does not. The price might rise a bit because of this but I reckon its worth it.
I have the 6850 and i personally like it alot, I couldnt tell you if the others mentioned are better but you wouldnt be disappointed with the 6850. as for a psu i would go with FinneousPJ's suggestion atleast 750w. You definately are gonna want power with your build, and anything too low might bog it down.. aha I wouldnt know from experience, but i read that somewhere just browse your favorite site i like Newegg and definately read reviews. If you are indecisive on whether you should wait for future upgrades if your able to afford it then just upgrade later on? But those are my suggestions and case is pretty versitile I personally prefer a full tower but i suppose they are more expensive? idk i just like to have more room to work with it's all personal preference really i suppose...
Sorry its a 1080p screen. Getting a 6950 2GB is gonna put more than a few holes in my wallet. Is a 1GB 6950 up to it then?. Lol it's gonna a be a huge difference from my old GPU.
Also I'm going to be holding on to the mobo's GPU (HD 4250) for a little while. How good do you think that runs?.
A tower? Just any good case that supports atx motherboards should be fine, really depends on what you like. A mid tower case is fine.
The 2tb green drive at a low rpm lowering performance but increasing efficiency, they're mainly used for storage, not for boot drive, although one of my pc's use it for boot... but I would go for the WD caviar black, you should just get a cheap 7200rpm drive, like the seagate barracuda 500gb or the caviar blue 500gb because of the price increase. Depends on how much storage you need though.