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Windows 7: Needs advice regarding pc parts

09 Dec 2009   #11
sergiogarcia9

 

Now, what video card should i choose? I think that is the one thing that mind ruin my budget


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09 Dec 2009   #12
sergiogarcia9

 

Or perhaps i should choose another processor and/or case?
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09 Dec 2009   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Yeah, forgot about that. Looks like your budget is shot if you want a "gamer" video card.

I don't game and spent under $50. You can spend $400 and up if you want, depending on how obsessed you are with the cutting edge. It will be cutting edge for a month or two. High RPM fans, heat, noise, etc. You tolerate that if you game.

You should toss in maybe $30 to $50 for some thermal compound (Arctic Silver typically) and a couple of good chassis fans.

If you will be gaming significantly on a high powered video card, you may run a little on the hot side, so your fans may need to be spin faster--otherwise you could go low noise low RPM on fans. You should figure one exhaust fan in the rear and quite possibly a similar fan on the front side.

If you don't overclock, you can probably get away with the standard AMD processor heatsink--whatever that is. I'm not even sure they come with one like Intel.
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09 Dec 2009   #14
sergiogarcia9

 

Maybe i should stick to graphics editing instead of gaming, since i already got a 360 which i can use for that
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09 Dec 2009   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Well, yeah on the other CPU and case. I figured from your comments that you were locked in for reasons of your own, which is fine.

If not, then Intel CPU is the choice. For your budget look at Newegg for Intel "i5" or "i7" processors that are in the 700, 800, or 900 number series. These would be "socket 1156" or "socket 1366". These 700 and 800s are only a couple of months old and are powerhouses.

I think they all use DDR3.

Case is personal preference. Try to buy one WITHOUT a power supply if you can. Standard power supplies can be shaky. Good case brands generally: Antec, Coolermaster. You will need ATX or micro ATX, depending on your mobo choice.
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09 Dec 2009   #16
sergiogarcia9

 

I have looked at the i5 but it seems expensive. About 220 USD And i hear that the mobo's for it is expensive as well
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09 Dec 2009   #17
ignatzatsonic

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i5 motherboards are cheaper than i7. Look at Newegg. You can get i5 motherboards down to $100.

Look at Asus, Intel, Gigabyte, MSI. You don't need a $200 board if you won't overclock.

i3 is another choice. They are slower and may not yet be out?? The i3 processors are in the 500 number series.
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09 Dec 2009   #18
sergiogarcia9

 

I've had a look online.

Intel Core i5 Lynnfield 2.66 = 1.273,00 DKK (250 USD)
Intel DP55WG mATX Socket1156 NIC Bulk = 635 DDK (125 USD)



I might go for that
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09 Dec 2009   #19
Xzaviar

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MOBO and Proc

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-M790X-UD4P This MOBO will take DDR3 and it seams to make a fair difference.

Proc: AMD Phenom XII 550 Black Edition.

With this combination you can unlock the four cores in the processor. This will give you a 4 core 3.1Ghz proc for about $100.00 and $100.00 for the MOBO.

I recommend this because the money savings over buying a 3 or 4 core proc can be put into other components.
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09 Dec 2009   #20
ignatzatsonic

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I don't know anything about Denmark prices.

In the USA:

Lynnfield 750, i5, socket 1156, quad core; 200
Case: 60
PSU: 70
6 gigs DDR 3 160
Mobo 150
Midrange video card 150
Fans, etc: 40

That is 830.

Add hard drives.

Shave off RAM, CPU, video card as needed to meet your budget.
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