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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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    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
  2. $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?
  3. 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
  4. $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?
  5. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  6. 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-Supplies,6/
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