I would like to get some feedback from you guys, I am new to building my own PC but I know my ways around the computers. However I wanted to build computer with some hardware leftover I had from my relative. My stock motherboard crashed so I am looking for stronger and faster processor and mobo that have overclocking capability in the future.
I am just looking for all around performance that can play most of games and use several programs at same time and I usually pull lot of gigabytes data on internet everyday
So I have been looking at AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz with ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 for $190. Around $190 would be max budget for cpu and mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 Month, I am not in hurry since I have 2 laptops with me.
Budget Range: $190
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing internet, gaming, watching movies.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: MOBO and CPU. I will be reusing XFX Radeon HD 4850 512MB DDR3 PCI-e, thermaltake TR2 RX 550W PSU, Hitachi 1 TB 7,200 RPM 3.0 Gbs 32 MB, DVD player, and rewritable 24X cd/dvd reader.
Do you need to buy OS: No, I have windows XP 32 bit or 7 home professional 64 bit ready.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.com and newegg.com
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Houston, TX or Sacramento, CA USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: any if it is good product
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 and 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I don't care about noise since I am hearing impaired, all I care is function after form right now but I can make it look good and simple.
Thanks lot guys, any information will be greatly appreciated!
Ill be using 4GB ram stick and eventually add other 4gb stick and build watercooling system at same time. I am not sure which processor I should get, I am contemplating to go with Athlon II but its kind of dated.
I am not worried about xfx 4850, the card is good enough for my budget. I will be able to overclock the GPU to 700MHz and then the memory clock to 1050MHz.
Sounds good, I am kind of biased on AMD since I have been playing around with it for long time and my first laptop is AMD based. But I know Intel has gotten far better, how about I get this instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It fits my budget little bit better.
It'll work,as long as you have no problem using a dual core.I'd compare its performance to the x3. But the i3 is comparable to the Phenom x6. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7aXI
I still recommend finding the $25,I've put a cheaper motherboard.