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13751 ID: c337ae 0 No. 13751 watch
so i can finally upgrade my goddamn pc, i already have a power supply and a ati radeon hd 4800 gpu, so that just leaves EVERYTHING ELSE. if anyone can point me in the direction of some decent hardware that'd be ballin. i basically just wanna get somethin that can last a long goddamn time that can run some decently good shit

my budget is around $400
>> ID: fbb81e 0 No. 13757
>love you long time

Try $600 now. Unless you want to do something silly like the amd x6

Core i5 Sandybridge 3.3 ghz straight quad



MSI Mil class ATX board $132

Kingston 8gb 4x2gb 7 cas latency DDR3 1333 $65


Scythe Mugen cooler $50

$466 but you really need a 5000 or 6000 series card and the 6870 will run you around 180 which puts you at 646 which really is what you should be spending if you want all 3 bluetexted items above.
>> ID: e00463 0 No. 13758
thanks, i mean im not looking for a monster machine since im not really playing any SUPER HIGH END GAMES but something that can hold for awhile and is easily customizable. I do have some extra patriot ddr3 ram (4gb) that I can also use and a cooler master fan that I got from a friend some time back but def thanks for the input. also if you come back this way, is it worth looking for a case of should i just rip apart this HP one ive been using lol, just wonder if this new stuff will fit.
>> ID: e00463 0 No. 13759
also this is the card i mentioned i had in the first post

>> ID: fbb81e 0 No. 13760


Nevermind, get this ram. It's more better.
>> ID: fbb81e 0 No. 13761

Or this ram it's only $50 bucks but it's 9cas.
>> ID: e00463 0 No. 13762
think ill get these if its only 1 cas more than the other and i save 23bux
>> ID: 360f08 0 No. 13763

Right now the only reason to spend more money is to be on the BLEEDING EDGE. As long as you're ddr 1333 or higher you are on the cutting edge performance wise.
>> ID: 86772b 0 No. 13767
or don't spend money and just adjust cas/memory timings in the bios instead which is really easy to do
>> ID: 360f08 0 No. 13770

You can't force ram to clock up or lower the cas latency without causing your system to lock up at the slightest sign of stress.
>> ID: 0d1172 0 No. 13772

then you are bad at it
>> ID: 360f08 0 No. 13774

This isn't 2001. we're not talking about the old DDR1 ram.
>> ID: 38c839 0 No. 13783
gonna hijack this thread, can someone with lots of hardware experience look this over real quick and make sure everything nis kosher? I've got a 1tb drive and a shitty GPU I'm going to take from my current computer, but in two weeks or so I'm going to get a nice GPU

Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2xyh
Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2xyh/by_merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($113.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($52.46 @ NCIX US)
Total: $465.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-11-22 15:28 EST-0500)

I'm open to recommendations regarding the case and the GPU to get eventually, but aside from that these all look pretty solid to me

thanks in advance
>> ID: 67c1e5 0 No. 13785

Cooler Master's HAF line are all pretty rock solid cases. I am currently using the HAF X.(http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006644&isNodeId=1&Description=Cooler+Master+HAF&x=0&y=0)

Alternatively, I would recommend a Corsair 600T (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005)

In terms of GPU, I would say an ATi HD 6970, or an nvidia 580 if you can afford it. ASUS, MSI or Gigabyte if you're buying ATi. EVGA, ASUS or MSI if you're buying nvidia.

The nvidia card will have better drivers and will probably have a bit better performance in video games, but there is a significant price bump.
>> ID: 360f08 0 No. 13787

On your power supply, I had that power supply. GET THE MODULAR VERSION. It's worth every penny. The shear size of the spaghetti ball attached to the antec 650 is absolutely staggering and unless you have a full tower you will not be able to stash it effectively. It will drive you crazy. Also it has way way way too many molex connectors.
>> ID: 38c839 0 No. 13789

woops too late, ordered it three days ago.

One last question, got paid last week and I'm ready to ordr a GPU. Would this card be severely overkill or a decent investment? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005760836/?tag=pcpapi-20

I was waiting for black friday/cuber monday for some decent deals but that was bunk this year, newegg only had a single good card and it sold out in hours.
>> ID: 11252b 0 No. 13806
560 sucks, the 6870 is better and cheaper. The 570 on the other hand is a beast if you can aford it.
>> ID: 5f147a 0 No. 13809

cliff that was posted 6 months ago.
>> ID: 11252b 0 No. 13810
guess I haven't been here in a while.

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