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Building a new system - but is it worth it?

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November 16, 2011 9:39:56 PM

I have seen such great sales of late, trying to get our hard earned dollars before we spend them on Black Friday:
Here is what I am thinking about getting:

MOBO
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

COOLER
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

16 GIG RAM
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...
or
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...
or
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Still looking for a decent GPU.

Now I already have a MOBO Asus M4A785-M, CPU AMD X4 620, 4 gigs of RAM running XP. The last piece of the puzzle would be a nice SSD but haven't seen them on sale yet.

Can someone let me know if this looks like a good system for the money? Which CPU is going to give me the best bang for the buck? Thanks

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November 16, 2011 9:53:44 PM

You don't really need 16 gb of RAM unless you will be doing video editing or photoshop. It is hard to say what GPU is best because you have not specified a budget or purpose for this computer. Post that and help will come.
November 16, 2011 9:55:43 PM

Yep,
I do mostly editing, 3D animation and photoshop. It would be nice to know if this is a step up from my old system as well. I don't really have a budget, just wanted to get something while prices are hot.
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November 16, 2011 10:32:52 PM

If you want an nvidia card, the gtx 560 ti is perfect if it is not too expensive for you. Otherwise you could go with a cheaper radeon.
November 16, 2011 10:48:16 PM

I would also look into getting the 960T which is $110 on newegg today, and it has a 50/50 chance of unlocking to a 6core which would be better for editing. And even if it doesnt, it will give you the same performance of the 955 but at a lower price... its really a win win
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November 16, 2011 10:50:41 PM

i7-2600K & z68 would be sweet for your applications.
-Bruce
p.s. You have to give us a budget - no way to give proper recommendations.
November 16, 2011 11:23:38 PM

Yeah, I would have to say $350 looking for things on sale.
November 17, 2011 1:53:32 AM

You cannot buy the parts you listed for $350. You are looking at an extremely budget computer that may not be able to handle editing and definitely not photoshop. Spend a few months saving money because it would be pointless to buy a cheap useless computer now. Save money and buy a nicer one in a few months.
November 20, 2011 9:38:10 PM

Ok wait a minute :
100 MOBO
129 CPU (newegg)
59 for RAM
69 fpr Cooler

That is $330. How is that not under $350? The only thing missing is the GPU and I can do without the cooler.
I already have the hard drive, the DVD player etc.
November 21, 2011 7:32:25 PM

You still need a case, GPU, an optical drive, and hard drive. You can't get all that for $50.
November 21, 2011 8:02:21 PM

Got them all on my other system, which I am thinking of upgrading from, just need the CPU, mobo, RAM and GPU!
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