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July 12, 2012 1:23:19 AM

Hello everyone, I wanted to see if I could get away with upgrading my current computer or should I just scrap it and build out a new computer altogether? I use my current computer for mainly web development using eclipse and other programs. I also play games like WOW and COD. Its OK for development for the most part, though my apps hog up a lot of memory and my system hangs here and there, but really sucks for gaming. Here is my current specs:

Mobo: ASU P5N-D
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz
Memory: 4GB DDR2 [PC2-6400] Corsair
Video: GeForce 9500 GT 512MB
HDD: SAMSUNG HD642JJ SATA-300

My current budget is $2000, if I were to build out a new computer can you recommend what I should build out next? I would be buying the parts and building it myself.

Thanks!

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July 12, 2012 2:43:24 AM

Here's a rough sketch of a nice system for you :)  Select exact parts as per your chioce :) 

Core i5 3570K + Nice LGA 1155 mobo
16GB DDR3 1600 MHz memory
A GeForce GTX 670/ AMD HD 7950
A 128GB SSD for ur OS
A 2TB HDD
Atleast 750W PSU of a decent brand
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July 12, 2012 2:45:08 AM

$hawn said:
Here's a rough sketch of a nice system for you :)  Select exact parts as per your chioce :) 

Core i5 3570K + Nice LGA 1155 mobo
16GB DDR3 1600 MHz memory
A GeForce GTX 670/ AMD HD 7950
A 128GB SSD for ur OS
A 2TB HDD
Atleast 750W PSU of a decent brand


Thanks for the response! For the 2TB HDD should I get 2x1TB Raptor Drives with a raid0? Also should I attempt to overclock and if so get an aftermarket heatsink/cooler?
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July 12, 2012 2:48:54 AM

That's totally your choice :) 
A mild OC will be cool, but coming from a E4500, ur i5 will already feel like your operating a rocket at stock speeds :D 
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July 12, 2012 2:51:32 AM

$hawn said:
That's totally your choice :) 
A mild OC will be cool, but coming from a E4500, ur i5 will already feel like your operating a rocket at stock speeds :D 


Awesome! My other question is, you mentioned the power supply. These days is it recommended to buy the case without the power supply and buy the power supply unit separately?
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July 12, 2012 9:32:34 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 12, 2012 10:57:23 AM

Well actually all that you need to worry about is the QUALITY of the PSU.
If the case comes with some cheap crappy PSU, it may take a dump, and damage the other components also, like your processor etc :( 

When your spending $2000 on a system, it makes real good sense to buy a good PSU too, so that you can enjoy your system's performance without the fear of the PSU shorting out one fine day :) 

I don't have much knowledge on PSU's , but brands like Corsair, Antec etc should be better than no-name PSU's anyday. Just google, "Tomshardware Good PSU" and that shud help u decide:) 

Specifically, see this link, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Components,1/Power-...
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July 12, 2012 1:45:46 PM

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