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Old 07-08-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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Ok, hi there.

I'll be looking into getting a new system soon (my P4 isn't going to cut it much longer) and here's what I need:

4GB+ DDR3 preferred
500GB+ HD
Light gaming (COD4 and Company of Heroes, mainly)
Around $550

I've got a couple of things that I'd like to carry over from my current setup. The first is a cheap IDE DVD burner. No biggie. The second is a PCI M-Audio 24/96 audio card, so I'll need a slot for that.

Also, I'd like to add an ATI Radeon 4850 to the mix so I'll need space for that as well. With this in mind, I'm thinking an off the shelf business/home desktop that will become a semi-gamer with the addition of the ATI 4850. FWIW, I've got a dual 22" monitor setup so I'm A-OK there.

From my admittedly cursory research, I'm leaning towards the i3/i5 line over AMD, though nothing is set in stone at this point.

Thanks for any and all suggestions in this matter!
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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ASUS 785G Micro ATX Motherboard with a ATI 4200, Supports up to 16GB of RAM.
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0 GHz AM3 triple core processor
500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive
24X DVD Reader/Writer ASUS Drive
4GB of DDR2 800MHz RAM
450 Watt Power Supply
Mid Tower case comes with 1x 120mm Fan
Windows 7 Home Premium With COA

that is a build im bout to do for 450 another 100 can add a decent graphics card of your choice and you can switch some parts around and add ddr3 and stuff if you would like it.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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I'll be looking into getting a new system soon (my P4 isn't going to cut it much longer) and here's what I need:

4GB+ DDR3 preferred
500GB+ HD
Light gaming (COD4 and Company of Heroes, mainly)
Around $550
CPU: Intel Core i5-750
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

$545

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Mobo: MSI 790GX-G65
RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

$510
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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Power supply? Case? GPU? Looks like you're missing a few things there.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:50 AM   #5
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Power supply? Case? GPU? Looks like you're missing a few things there.
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I'll be looking into getting a new system soon (my P4 isn't going to cut it much longer) and here's what I need:

4GB+ DDR3 preferred
500GB+ HD
Light gaming (COD4 and Company of Heroes, mainly)
Around $550
Disregard my suggestions if you do need the PSU, Case, but yea I failed cause I missed out the GPU.

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Old 07-09-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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I got the asus ETA
ATI Radeon 4850
They run hot make sure you got good room for air flow
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:34 AM   #7
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Disregard my suggestions if you do need the PSU, Case, but yea I failed cause I missed out the GPU.

Hehe, I DO appreciate the input with links and the whole bit. Thank you, Remeniz.
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Hehe, I DO appreciate the input with links and the whole bit. Thank you, Remeniz.
lol!

If you do need the case and PSU then I can have a look and include the HD4870 too. It'll be a struggle.

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