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Windows 7: GeForce 9500GT On A Crappy PC.

21 Jan 2011   #11

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yea for the price of the processor alone you could get a amd phenom quadcore for half the price then you could grab a mobo and 4 gigs of ram with the rest then spend a few more bucks and get the vid card i would say round 400 bucks with taxes included
Whoa, nice!
400 bucks sounds great!

Oh man, I can just imagine building my AMD rig.
It will be the greatest day of my life

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yea for the price of the processor alone you could get a amd phenom quadcore for half the price then you could grab a mobo and 4 gigs of ram with the rest then spend a few more bucks and get the vid card i would say round 400 bucks with taxes included
Whoa, nice!
400 bucks sounds great!

Oh man, I can just imagine building my AMD rig.
It will be the greatest day of my life
$400 may be a bit optimistic for building a system, but for the listed parts it's reasonable.

Here's a fairly recent set of grocery lists for systems at a variety of levels of performance:

Holiday 2010 System Builder's Guide - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Things change fast, though. The new stuff on the Intel side:

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

(Intel I5-2500k "Sandy "Bridge", $225)

Get a third-party CPU cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

(Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, $30.)

Newegg.com - MSI P67A-C43 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

(MSI P67 mainboard, $130)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9

(4GB Corsair DDR3-1600, $50)

That's $465, not including any possible shipping charges.

For a graphics card commensurate in performance, you could consider:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

(Sapphire Radeon 6850, $175. A $15 rebate is available at the moment.)

All that is $640.

For a PSU:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

(Corsair "Builder", 500W, $60)

I'm not sure what case to suggest, but make sure that a 6850 would fit. I think you'd get something satisfactory for less than $50 (Cooler Master Centurion, or something newer).

This all comes to a tidy sum (around $750), without an operating system, but it ought to be an amazingly powerful system for the price. (Wouldn't be bad for actual work, either.)
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21 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yea for the price of the processor alone you could get a amd phenom quadcore for half the price then you could grab a mobo and 4 gigs of ram with the rest then spend a few more bucks and get the vid card i would say round 400 bucks with taxes included
Whoa, nice!
400 bucks sounds great!

Oh man, I can just imagine building my AMD rig.
It will be the greatest day of my life
$400 may be a bit optimistic for building a system, but for the listed parts it's reasonable.

Here's a fairly recent set of grocery lists for systems at a variety of levels of performance:

Holiday 2010 System Builder's Guide - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Things change fast, though. The new stuff on the Intel side:

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

(Intel I5-2500k "Sandy "Bridge", $225)

Get a third-party CPU cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

(Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, $30.)

Newegg.com - MSI P67A-C43 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

(MSI P67 mainboard, $130)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9

(4GB Corsair DDR3-1600, $50)

That's $465, not including any possible shipping charges.

For a graphics card commensurate in performance, you could consider:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

(Sapphire Radeon 6850, $175. A $15 rebate is available at the moment.)

All that is $640.

For a PSU:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

(Corsair "Builder", 500W, $60)

I'm not sure what case to suggest, but make sure that a 6850 would fit. I think you'd get something satisfactory for less than $50 (Cooler Master Centurion, or something newer).

This all comes to a tidy sum (around $750), without an operating system, but it ought to be an amazingly powerful system for the price. (Wouldn't be bad for actual work, either.)

yea thats a nice build but im trying to help him with in a budget.

Like i said before you can still get a top amd processor for 50 dollars or more cheaper then a intel . I know sandy bridge is the new thing but he is on a budget

so go amd phenom discret card that isnt huge use the same case swap out the board supply and throw 4 gbs of decent speed ram

you don't need all the big boy toys if your not willing to spend that much yet.

When you ready and have the proper money then start going for the big guns .

Im looking out more for you're wallet then a super terror machine

also you might be able to get away with useing some old hardware from the current rig just saying 400.00 bucks is enough for all the upgrades if you price it right
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21 Jan 2011   #14

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yea for the price of the processor alone you could get a amd phenom quadcore for half the price then you could grab a mobo and 4 gigs of ram with the rest then spend a few more bucks and get the vid card i would say round 400 bucks with taxes included
Whoa, nice!
400 bucks sounds great!

Oh man, I can just imagine building my AMD rig.
It will be the greatest day of my life
$400 may be a bit optimistic for building a system, but for the listed parts it's reasonable.

Here's a fairly recent set of grocery lists for systems at a variety of levels of performance:

Holiday 2010 System Builder's Guide - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Things change fast, though. The new stuff on the Intel side:

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

(Intel I5-2500k "Sandy "Bridge", $225)

Get a third-party CPU cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

(Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, $30.)

Newegg.com - MSI P67A-C43 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

(MSI P67 mainboard, $130)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9

(4GB Corsair DDR3-1600, $50)

That's $465, not including any possible shipping charges.

For a graphics card commensurate in performance, you could consider:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

(Sapphire Radeon 6850, $175. A $15 rebate is available at the moment.)

All that is $640.

For a PSU:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

(Corsair "Builder", 500W, $60)

I'm not sure what case to suggest, but make sure that a 6850 would fit. I think you'd get something satisfactory for less than $50 (Cooler Master Centurion, or something newer).

This all comes to a tidy sum (around $750), without an operating system, but it ought to be an amazingly powerful system for the price. (Wouldn't be bad for actual work, either.)
Awesome grocery list mate!
But am going to be patient ant just wait a while until I can afford it.
But really,
Thanks for that list,
I know it must of taken work to put together.

I got enough to get more RAM!
I was thinking about getting 4Gigs.
2GB per card since the mobo only supports two slots.
I found these on Newegg!
Newegg.com - WINTEC AMPX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

yea thats a nice build but im trying to help him with in a budget.

Like i said before you can still get a top amd processor for 50 dollars or more cheaper then a intel . I know sandy bridge is the new thing but he is on a budget

so go amd phenom discret card that isnt huge use the same case swap out the board supply and throw 4 gbs of decent speed ram

you don't need all the big boy toys if your not willing to spend that much yet.

When you ready and have the proper money then start going for the big guns .

Im looking out more for you're wallet then a super terror machine

also you might be able to get away with useing some old hardware from the current rig just saying 400.00 bucks is enough for all the upgrades if you price it right

I think am going to stay from Intel for a while until I save enough money for a future rig.
I really don't want think too much about buying more and more because I think that will cause problems. . .
But for now,
Am looking forward on building AMD machines!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yea thats a nice build but im trying to help him with in a budget.

Like i said before you can still get a top amd processor for 50 dollars or more cheaper then a intel . I know sandy bridge is the new thing but he is on a budget

so go amd phenom discret card that isnt huge use the same case swap out the board supply and throw 4 gbs of decent speed ram

you don't need all the big boy toys if your not willing to spend that much yet.

When you ready and have the proper money then start going for the big guns .

Im looking out more for you're wallet then a super terror machine

also you might be able to get away with useing some old hardware from the current rig just saying 400.00 bucks is enough for all the upgrades if you price it right
I wasn't trying to spec out a Ferrari of a PC; it's more of a Mustang GT. Fast, fun, and relatively cheap. The second generation Intel I5/I7 CPUs give a significant improvement in price/performance, at least for people willing to overclock.

I haven't used an AMD CPU since the Socket 939 days, but I wouldn't hesitate to go back with them if they took the performance lead (for mainstream CPUs) again.
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21 Jan 2011   #16

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Hey guys,
Can anyone recomed me RAM?
Am looking for cheap RAM.
Am trying to get 4GB,
But there's so many brands. . .

EDIT
Okay so am sure my computer cannot handle the graphics cards.
I think my power supply until only has 250Watts.
From what I've heard, it's a piece of crap . . .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2011   #17

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Hey guys,
Can anyone recomed me RAM?
Am looking for cheap RAM.
Am trying to get 4GB,
But there's so many brands. . .

EDIT
Okay so am sure my computer cannot handle the graphics cards.
I think my power supply until only has 250Watts.
From what I've heard, it's a piece of crap . . .
According to Crucial:

Computer memory upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario SR5210NX Desktop/PC from Crucial.com

your PC has two memory slots, and each is limited to 1GB max, so 2GB is as far as you can go. HP confirms that:

Compaq Presario SR5210NX Desktop PC Product Specifications Compaq Presario SR5210NX Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Canada - English)

The Crucial memory is reasonably cheap ($40US), and you'd be about as safe as possible with it as regards compatibility.
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22 Jan 2011   #18

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Hey guys,
Can anyone recomed me RAM?
Am looking for cheap RAM.
Am trying to get 4GB,
But there's so many brands. . .

EDIT
Okay so am sure my computer cannot handle the graphics cards.
I think my power supply until only has 250Watts.
From what I've heard, it's a piece of crap . . .
According to Crucial:

Computer memory upgrades for HP - Compaq Presario SR5210NX Desktop/PC from Crucial.com

your PC has two memory slots, and each is limited to 1GB max, so 2GB is as far as you can go. HP confirms that:

Compaq Presario SR5210NX Desktop PC Product Specifications Compaq Presario SR5210NX Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Canada - English)

The Crucial memory is reasonably cheap ($40US), and you'd be about as safe as possible with it as regards compatibility.
Thanks for your reply,
But am not longer able to get the RAM upgrades because my weak power supply.
I have to upgrade that first,
Because I originally just wanted a 9500GT,
But I realized that my power supply cannot handle it.
I don't want to risk anything so I went on Newegg.com and found these two power supply, but I don't know which one to get.

I could buy either one of these two.
But which one should I get?
Rosewill 350W - Newegg.com - Rosewill RV350 350W ATX 1.3 Power Supply

Rosewill Stallion 450W - Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply
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23 Jan 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd say the 450W. For the price, it's real good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2011   #20

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcosFabian View Post
Thanks for your reply,
But am not longer able to get the RAM upgrades because my weak power supply.
I have to upgrade that first,
Because I originally just wanted a 9500GT,
But I realized that my power supply cannot handle it.
I don't want to risk anything so I went on Newegg.com and found these two power supply, but I don't know which one to get.

I could buy either one of these two.
But which one should I get?
Rosewill 350W - Newegg.com - Rosewill RV350 350W ATX 1.3 Power Supply

Rosewill Stallion 450W - Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply
I doubt that the PSU would limit your RAM at all. The extra power needed for 2GB would be negligible.

I've never bought much of the Rosewill stuff, which is a Newegg house brand, but I'd suggest this alternative:

Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

(Antec Earthwatts 380). While its a 380W PSU, it is rated at 17A/15A on its two +12V lines. The 450W Rosewill is rated 14A/16A. It has the same price (including free shipping) as the Rosewill 450.
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