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Windows 7: Hardware for new PC

12 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Hardware for new PC

I was looking some PC hardware(s)..
well my motherboard 4th DIMM Memory Slot dont work like it should be.. so I was thinking to buy new hardware...
Case, motherboard, CPU, cooler.. I think thoise r what I need atm.
Well I wanna buy new HDD also, so I can get all my files fixed.. atm I have problem after problem.. so its really pain -.-"...
I found 2 HDD but I dont really know which is better:
WD CAVIAR BLUE 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7.2K 32MB or SMG F4EG 1.5TB 3.5" SATA2 5400RPM 32MB... both r 55-60
I wanna motherboard, what use DDR2-800 Memory...
I found motherboard, but I dont know if its good: ASROCK AM3 GF7025 VGA DDR2/DDR3 MATX, price is 45
and for CPU, I found 2: INTEL DUAL CORE E5700 3.0G 2M S775 and AMD ATHLON II X2 250 AM3 BOX both price is ~60

.. well im not really sure if they r any better what I have atm..
atm I have Asus M2N68-LA as my motherboard and AMD Phenom(tm) 8450 Triple-Core Processor, 2100Mhz as my CPU.. well u can se my other hardware at my System Spec.. I was thinking to use my other hardware in that new PC what I wanna build.. And for case.. I was thinking to buy somekind tower or something that has enought space.. atm what I have its small..
Hardware budget is ~200 mostly..

If here is better hardware then thoise pls tell.. and also I hope someone can tell me then which of thoise hardware is better.. im not so familiar with every hardware.. -.-"

(I was looking thoise hardware at webstore.. well store its self is also near to me.. so I usually look at here..)


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12 Jun 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Unless the budget is really tight, I would look for a am3+ motherboard, so you will have a upgrade path to the new Bulldozer chips....but you will need DDR3 ram.....

I've had good luck with WD drives....but your mileage may vary.....
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12 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Are you aware that the Intel E5700 requires an LGA775 motherboard, and would be incompatible with any of the AMD boards that you list?

It's not clear to me the an Athlon II X2 250 would be a major upgrade over a Phenom 8450.

If you want 4 DIMM slots, note that the ASROCK AM3 GF7025 has only two.

Sticking with DDR2 is going to severely limit your choices. You may want to wait until your budget permits switching to DDR3, which would allow you to use a more up-to-date CPU and motherboard.
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12 Jun 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

Ivan is right about the AM3+ board, it's good for future upgrades. Also, that Intel CPU you are looking at will not go in that AMD board. I would suggest pick out the CPU first and then find a motherboard that will fit that socket.

Bobkin has faster fingers than me.
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12 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

ok. ill wait to get higher budget
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