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Q: Upgrading on a budget

I'm looking for a motherboard for my current ATX case. Currently, if you look at my specs, I am using an ECS L7VMM v1.1 with an AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor and 512 MB DDR SDRAM. I will upgrade the RAM soon enough but I'd like to know what would be the best solution on a $200 budget, maybe $300 if I can get a halfway decent processor on the cheap. Must have AGP 8x/4x as I currently use GeForce FX 5500 and would like it keep it that way for now. Wouldn't be for anything special other than DOS playability via WIndows 98 and VB programming via Win 2K/XP.

Just some thoughts amongst the community about which one would be the better overall product for me.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Upgrading on a budget

Well, are you hoping to recycle any parts from your current setup or are you wanting to have 2 total?

Take a look at this bit I stole from Rage_3k_Moiz in this thread.




Try this build:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail - $59.99
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $79.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail - $34.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $74.99
Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail - $39.99
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $54.95
Grand Total = $303.92 without considering shipping on some items (Shipping is free for most of them). A nice sturdy system that will last long and will do everything you want it to effortlessly. It gives you expansion options too, with a PCI Express slot on the motherboard and a PSU capable of supporting any card upto an 8800GT (Just in case you think of delving into the addiction that is PC gaming ).Click to expand...

I think you'll have some difficulties getting 98 to run properly on a modern system, so you may be better off running 98 in a virtual machine from within XP on that.

That machine obviously doesn't have an AGP slot, but its not worth buying a motherboard now that has one because it limits you so much on everything else, trust me, I did it once. Plus that FX5500 probably isn't any better than the onboard video on the motherboard.

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Hi, I'm trying to upgrade a HP 500-164. It has a A8-6500 CPU, 8gb RAM and a MS-7778(Jasmine) MoBo in it. I cannot find much information on this MoBo, which ultimately leads to my problem/question. I want to upgrade the GPU in this PC and want to just confirm that the following devices are compatible;  a Corsair CX600 PSU and a Gigabyte AMD R7 360 GPU. If I could get confirmation that this will work, that would be great. Thanks in adavance.

A:Upgrading PSU and GPU on a budget

@RCA84, welcome to the forum. Here is the Motherboard Specifications that should tell you what you want to know about it. The CX 600 will work fine.  You should make certain that it has the necessary power dongles required by the video card. This Gigabyte R7-360 will fit perfectly into the space proveded for it and should a great job for you. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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I currently own a dell XPS 8300 with the following specs:

Processor: i7 2600 3.4 ghz quad core
RAM: 12 gb
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670
PSU: 460W
I am a computer science student and plan on using unreal engine 4 for some game development. I also plan to do some gaming over the next 4 months.

What do you guys think I need to upgrade, if at all? I don't want to spend too much money, I recently received a $75 gift card for best buy and would prefer to use that towards my purchase.

What do you guys think of the following:

ZOTAC GeForce 750 Ti 2GB

Diamond Radeon R7 250 OC 1GB GDDR5

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 750 2GB GDDR5
 

A:Upgrading my desktop after a while (on a budget)

Bump
 

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hello all! i just had to announce that i have finally bought some hardware from newegg.com to upgrade my pc. i tried to balance performance and cost so no 3 GB of Ram ... yet


okay i know u all are dying to know what i bought here it is:

MAXTOP Case
its got 5 fan slots: 2 rear, 1 front, 1 top and 1 side fan. also cheap!
$28.00

ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Retail
this is the only high end part i bought, mobos are the most important part of a pc imo.
$124.99

AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL
To me this is an excellent deal for a 640KB cached chip for
$90.00 (arrhhh they raised the price by 3 dollars! thats like half a frozen pizza!)

Samsung 160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Model# SP1614N - OEM, DRIVE ONLY
i really had to think out this one, i knew the western digital special edition hard drive was very popular; however this samsung is exactly the same as the aforementioned hard drive (warranty, cache, spin speed, seek time) EXCEPT for the ATA133 which the western digital only went to ATA100 ... also much cheaper than western digital's hdd.
$139.00

GEIL 256MB PC-3200 (400MHz) DDR RAM, 6 Layer Ultra Low Noise Shielded PCB
here i was really stuck, i knew i wanted at least 512 MB of ram but also wanted to run them in dual channel. since i was on a budget i had to look on the cheaper side while trying to not limit future upgrades, thus two sticks of pc3200 ram. here are the latency settings i have no idea what they mean: CA... Read more

A:upgrading to barton on a budget

Originally posted by conradguerrero
damn fedex dont wanna drive through the 'ocean' to deliver my package in Hawaii, gotta take a 'plane' to Hawaii.Click to expand...

Haha, that's funny.

You may good choices on your parts. I would have gotten a "better" brand name of RAM or a more "higher quality" RAM. I'd give that stick a good change of being defective.
 

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First off, before I go into the hardware I just want to say you guys rock. I've been out of the loop the last year or two on hardware, but lately WoW has been going slow on my PC and I decided to upgrade my box finally (built it in 2002)

So here is what I'm getting:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115004

BFG Tech BFGR7950256GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OC HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814143090

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145034

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136073

Just getting the basics.. memory/cpu/motherboard/harddisks

I currently have an Allied 500 watt power supply (need replace maybe?)
and an Audigy soundcard

I'm not planning on upgrading my soundcard because I use a headset and its working great still

Thanks in Advance
Johnney 15fps
 

A:Upgrading on a budget, Your thoughts please!

First of all this would save you $1 and give you 4 meg cache.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115016
Forget Allied psu...junk go with Antec, Enermax or Thermaltake.
What are you thinking for a motherboard, rest looks fine.
 

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Hi, I'm new to the site and have had a quick look at the forums and articles. Have found them very helpful. I am now looking to get some experienced help with upgrading the video card capabilities of my machine.

Will try and stick to the upgrading question framework as much as possible, so here goes...

1. Gaming limits - I will mainly be playing RPG's and RTS's. Am hoping to be able to run Dragon Age and DOW 2 at a decent level (not necessarily maxed out). Also looking to purchase Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and The new Star Wars MMORPG in the future.

2. Budget - £150 to £200

3. Current PSU - This is all the info I could find, but I am looking to upgrade this as well

Power Provided - 400 Watt
Voltage Required - AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

4. Computer Specs

Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 630i
Graphic interface - PCI-E
Memory - 4GB PC2-6400/800mhz DDR2 SDRAM
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
CPU Speed - 2.33 GHZ

For a bit more info. the model of PC is - Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3745 Tower

5. Country - United Kingdom

Hope I've given you enough info to help me out.

Thanks Guys
 

A:Upgrading video card and PSU on a budget

here you go

GPU - Club 3D ATI Radeon HD 5770 512MB £112.99 inc VAT £96.16 ex VAT
PSU - Corsair VX 550W £75.99 inc VAT £64.67 ex VAT
 

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What I have:

Dell Dimension 3000
Motherboard without AGP or PCI-E slots
256mb PCI Radeon 9250 video card
2.8ghz Pentium 4 processor
512mb DDR RAM

What I want:

New motherboard that is cheap but upgradable
New case to fit said motherboard
New video card so I can play games like Battlefield 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2
Probably a second RAM chip so I can upgrade to a gig.

What I am asking:

What kind of motherboard and case can I get for cheap? Obviously the main feature I am looking for is just PCI-E slots and that the motherboard fits in the case, and 4 or more RAM slots. I can't figure out how to tell if my current processor and power supply will fit the new motherboard.

Is 1 gig of RAM enough these days? 512 has been doing me just fine with games like Half Life 2, Call of Duty 2, FEAR, etc....

What video card do I need? I'm looking for the cheapest one that will work with games like Neverwinter Nights 2, Battlefield 2, and similarly demanding games. The main problem I seem to be having with my current graphics card is that it is not compatible with Pixel Shaders 2.0. And that not only is it an older card but PCI is also less efficient.
 

A:Advice on upgrading my Dell on a budget

That's not an upgrade.. That's replacing the whole system

If you are looking for an upgradable mobo with a future, then your current RAM will probably be useless and your current processor too. So basically you are looking for a new computer here.

What is your budget? We need to know that in order to give any useful advice.
 

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So I posted a thread on whether it was possible to build a gaming PC for $250, it was not. I'm wondering if it would be better to upgrade some of my PC's hardware so it can run games?

Here's my current PC specs;



And here's the HP page for my PC HP Media Center m7000 Desktop PC series*-* HP Business Support Center

Could you guys recommend hardware that would be compatible with my computer?

Thanks, jloc.

A:Upgrading my PC to run games smoothly, budget of $250ish

No point of upgrading that computer with your budget. For example if you upgrade your CPU (which would cost ~$250) you will still have a bad graphics card, bad memory and I assume a bad PSU and vice versa to upgrading the rest. And if you did increase your budget I wouldn't upgrade that computer but make a completely new one as all the hardware on that is pretty much outdated.

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I've been running my small business on a Pentium III - 500 mHz machine with W98SE for years now with reasonably good stability maintained, more or less, until lately when it began to deteriorate a bit, and I run out of resources too quickly and too often by now.

I want to go to a new computer and go to XP but I don't know if I have the budget for it quite yet.

I have a number of apps that I need to use in my business, and a good deal of custom configuring. I think most of my apps should work on XP but I'm not really positive: MS Office 2000, PageMaker 6.5 (a bit old), GoldMine 4 (well, that's pretty old by now), PhotoShop Elements 2.0 (should be XP-ready), Nero Burning ROM 5.5, Cool Edit 2000, an old credit card processing program (ICVerify), Dreamweaver 4, Peachtree Complete Accounting version 7 (years old)...

I'm told that until I have the money to buy all of the latest versions of all of the programs I use, I shouldn't take the plunge into a new system with XP because trying to run older programs on it will be worse than what I have now. Is that really the case?

I guess that any programs that are less than a few years old are probably already XP-ready and are going to run fine on XP, right? (Of course I'll check each one first to make sure.)

Also, is the Professional version of XP generally going to be more practical for a small business than the Home version?

Thanks!

A:Upgrading small business system on a budget

PIII-500 will run XP OK if you have enough ram. (256mb to be useful. XP is a memory/resources hog).
It really gets down to HOW low your budget is.
XP will give you more security & stability, but slower performance, usually requiring a ram upgrade to compensate, on any machine built for win98.
The cheaper solution would be to back up all the important data, make sure you've got all the apps software, then wipe the hdd & do a fresh install of Win98 & all your apps and data.
If your requirements haven't changed, and it does averything you need, it just needs a Spring Clean, so to speak. Win95/98/ME is inclined to collect all this junk over time, and routinely needs a fresh install every 1-2 years, usually.
When you can afford the new PC, XP will cost less when it comes packaged with the new one anyway.
But you could put XP on the PIII-500, and it will work.
If it's just a home office PC, and you don't need it to act as a file or web server for a network, then XP home will be plenty.

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I've been running my small business on a Pentium III - 500 mHz machine with W98SE for years now with reasonably good stability maintained, more or less, until lately when it began to deteriorate a bit, and I run out of resources too quickly and too often by now.

I want to go to a new computer and go to XP but I don't know if I have the budget for it quite yet.

I have a number of apps that I need to use in my business, and a good deal of custom configuring. I think most of my apps should work on XP but I'm not really positive: MS Office 2000, PageMaker 6.5 (a bit old), GoldMine 4 (well, that's pretty old by now), PhotoShop Elements 2.0 (should be XP-ready), Nero Burning ROM 5.5, Cool Edit 2000, an old credit card processing program (ICVerify), Dreamweaver 4, Peachtree Complete Accounting version 7 (about five years old)...

I'm told that until I have the money to buy all of the latest versions of all of the programs I use, I shouldn't take the plunge into a new system with XP because trying to run older programs on it will be worse than what I have now. Is that really the case?

I guess that any programs that are less than a few years old are probably already XP-ready and are going to run fine on XP, right? (Of course I'll check each one first to make sure.)

Also, is the Professional version of XP generally going to be more practical for a small business than the Home version?

Thanks!
 

A:Upgrading small business system on a budget

You can download and run the XP Upgrade Advisor here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgrading/advisor.asp

It should tell you which programs are compatible . .

And you can compare the two versions here: . .

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp

I usually reccomend the Home version because it costs half as much . . but the Pro version does have some features that make it worth the extra cost if you use them ( but frankly, most folks do not . . they just like seeing Pro on the startup . . and that is gone with sp2 now)

wrs
 

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Ok, so I'm on a mission to get this old eMachines good enough to play Far Cry, FEAR, and the likes (FPS's) decently (low/medium...)

The parts I'm reusing are:
MicroATX eMachines case (soon to be modded for a side fan);
DVD-ROM;
CD-R;
Floppy;
.... pretty much it.

I also have a 500W [new] powersupply that is simply sitting here under my desk in its box since I'm not using it. So count the powersupply as FREE, since I'm gonna use this one (compared to the 5-year old 250W one).

Here are the current specs:
Foxconn SiS chipset mobo, socket A, AGP 8x
SiS integrated crap
AthlonXP [Socket A ] 2000+
512 generic ram

Now, I can do anything you say. Change it all, just add in some graphics card, whatever you say.

I do not have a "specific" budget. Let's just say that the lower we can get it the better. (So uhh... yeah... no E6300 + 7600GT + 1GB ram k? )

I'm open to suggestions =). I already have some ideas of my own, but I want to here what YOU would do in this case.

Thanks in advance =).
 

A:Extremely tight budget: Upgrading 5-year old eMachines to play newer games

Hi man,
I'd get an Athlon 64 3000+, then a Radeon X800 card, and a good, cheap 939 mobo, like THIS ONE. MicroATX, even SLI support (for future upgrades), and great EVGA brand.

And finally, a cheap 512MB Corsair Value Select RAM (1GB highly recommended), and a fast 80GB 7200RPM Western Digital IDE HDD.

Regards :wave:
 

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I just bought the HIS HD 4670 IceQ Edition 1GB graphics card and its bottle necking on my pc..

My current cpu is intel pentium 3ghz..

I got £100 was less.. Which cpu would be best ??

I need intel socket 775

I want to play my GTA IV... I no my NEW graphics card not amazing.. But it can play GTA IV.. Its on youtube.. reviews etc.. But it lags.. and my current cpu was like 98 usage in benchmark test :L

Also play cod4
 

A:What CPU should I buy on a £100 budget?

I was thinking maybe

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139971
 

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I have $700 to use for a PC setup. I originally was just going to customize a Dell from the Dell web site until I saw how severally overprice many components were and even way outdated! Therefore I want to build my own with parts through Newegg.

Here's what I have so far:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12032652
I already have a Sata hard drive and THIS power supply so those 2 items can be excluded.

Can anyone tell me for sure the processor,motherboard,memory and case that I picked would all be compatible with each other?

I play on adding a video card down the road also. I remember reading but not sure if it was this specific motherboard, but one of them said it didn't have integrated video so I'm curious as to how you'd even install a video card with no video to install the drivers?
 

A:$700 Budget for a PC

$700 is a bit more than a budget computer...

You have an OS to install? At least until Windows7 comes out?

I would go with the following (order of your list)
1 - Case: Pretty much anything that is Rosewill = crap. Want a good basic black case with good airflow, try this:
Antec 300 $55 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 (IS your PSU 24pin and 4pin wires very long? Many of todays cases such as the 300 has the PSU on the bottom)

2 - Keyboard, $7 keyboards won't last long. A good cheap keyboard is an HP or Logitech for $15+ But none of them are as good as what was made 10-15years ago.

3 - Spend $40~50 more on a 24" Samsung. Acer tends to be washed out. Over at Costco, they sell the 24" Samsung for $200. $250 with HD-Tuner and HDMI input. (Add $50 from newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001280

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

4 - With AMD DDR2 boards, its generally best to go with DDR2-800mhz: RAM 4GB DDR2 800 - $47 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682014518 G.Skills are good, I use them.

5 - Mice : Check out Logitech... $5~10 mice tend to live for a month or so. Spend at least $15+ Good mice are $30~50.

6 - Motherboard The 790 doesn't have onboard graphics. Not sure what you're asking. If you buy a motherboard without on-board graphics and you don't add a video card, you DON'T get vide... Read more

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Hi Everybody!

I need some help with my HP Compaq Presario SR5030NX Desktop PC. Lately I have noticed that it has been running low on memory and the performance has been slow. I have already upgraded my RAM to the max capacity (2GB /2 GB (max) ) and I have been running into problems when trying to do general things like surf the net, run WMP11, and some general multitasking. WMP will start skipping as I am running an application or browsing the internet or I will have slow loading times.

I am just wondering if there is anything I can do to improve its performance by not breaking the bank. I have thought about buying a non integrated graphics card to free up memory but I would also need a new PSU since I am working with stock. Could buying a new Mobo with more RAM expansion and a faster processor help or is there anything that you all could think of?

I use my PC for listening to music, surfing the internet, editing videos, and business applications.

Here are a few of my specs:

Desktop PC HP Compaq Presario SR5030NX
Processor Intel Pentium 4 641 / 3.2 GHz
Type & Installed Size L2 cache 2 MB
Chipset type Intel 945GC Express
RAM 2GB / 2 GB (max) PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 160 GB Serial ATA-300 7200rpm
Graphics Intel GMA 950
OS Windows Vista Home Basic
Security / Utility Software Norton Internet Security (always on), PC Tools Spyware Doctor (occasionally on), PC Tools Registry Mechanic (occasionally on)
 

A:Budget PC needs help

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Gentlemen,

I am building a low budget PC for a friend of mine. He would like the system for a couple of music mixing programs and to play a few lower end games. Here is what I put together from NewEgg. Let me know what you think.

Case
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811129150

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813123219

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819104224

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820144310

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822144362

OS
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16837102151

For the graphics card, I have an old PNY GF4-4400 w/64MB that I can give him. Do you think this would be a good barebones system for him? Any problems that you might see?

Joe
 

A:Low Budget PC

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So, this computer that I'm thinking about started out cheap, but has gotten a little more expensive over time. This is the first build I will be attempting, so this is pretty cool for me. After having multiple computers from places like Dell, I've decided to just build my own. This computer will be used for a range of things, including some gaming (stuff like Tomb Raider: Legend), Internet, Music/Video, School, and so on. Here is what I have so far (just looking at Newegg right now):

- Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -- $99.99
- GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard -- $79.99
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor -- $ 119.99
- Rosewill RC-204 IDE to SATA Mini Vertical Bridge (for IDE device) -- $14.99 (I have 3 IDE drives and 1 port (2 devices) on the mobo)
- Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply -- $59.99, $39.99 after rebate
- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ -- $47.99
- SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card -- $74.99, $64.99 after rebate

Totaling: $467.93

I am using from my old computer:
- 120 GB Seagate SATA HDD
- 120 GB WD Caviar IDE HDD
- D-Link WDA-2320 PCI Wireless Card
- Some Hauppage TV tuner (I don't remember the model)
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A:Budget Rig

Try this as an alternative build:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz Black Edition 6MB L3 Cache CPU - Retail - $102 + free shipping
ASUS M3A76-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $59.99
OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit - Retail - $49.99 ($39.99 after $10 rebate) + free shipping
XFX GeForce 9800GTX+ 512MB PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Retail - $89.99
BFG LS-550 550W PSU with Active PFC - Retail - $68.49 + free shipping
Antec Nine Hundred Mid-Tower Gaming Case - Retail - $111.22 + free shipping
You can go with the Corsair 400CX instead of the BFG PSU if the latter is out of your budget.
 

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Q: Budget

I wanted to know if any of you guys could help me with creating a budget sheet in Excel 2010 to track all the different people I owe money too and how much I have paid and remaining balance, with dates for each entry. Thanks in Advance!!
 

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My current computer:

Dell Dimension 4550

Penitum 4 Northwood 2.4ghz s478 (does not support prescott cpus )
350w Power supply
Nvidia 6600 OC
2 gigs of RAM (Max on Mobo)

I have $200, what can I buy to get decent FPS on TF2, currently I am sitting at 20fps.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:$200 budget what can I do.

Basically nothing. TF2 relies too much on the CPU for a graphics+power supply upgrade, which you could afford, to make any difference. A new motherboard, CPU, RAM and OS are out of your budget. ~80 $ for a decent motherboard, 110$ for a really good one, 50-80 for RAM, 80-130-150-190 for a CPU, 90-150 for an OS.
 

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I am eventually going to build a budget pc, but for now im trying to understand the parts as much as I can. For the cpu i wanted to know what the discription of the cpu
is, for Ex. "Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470"
For the "3470", I wanted know what that means, like if its overclockable by that much. as well as the "Intel HD Graphics 2500", does that mean what type of graphics card it is compatable with are something else. If any one can help explain these things to me I would be very much greatful. those discriptions above are the only ones I need thank you.
 

A:Budget PC

Start by Googling & reading.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405044,00.asp

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5871/intel-core-i5-3470-review-hd-2500-graphics-tested
 

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Making new computer 6-8 monitors (8 preferred) for 80% business 20% gaming.

Need a completely silent case so I don't hear the fans or whatever.

Right now I'm looking at 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133165 for videocards.

Soundcard?
Speakers?

CPU?
mobo?

HD?RAM?

and what kind of monitors should i get? I use 2 ultrasharp 20.5" dell ones atm (1600x1200 res)

any recommendations is appreciated. also wanna hook up a wiimote and a wireless internet card.
 

A:$10,000 Budget

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Greetings everyone. As a result of my recent lemon from CyberPower, I have decided to just build a new gaming rig myself.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tonight I am going to tweak and further research some build ideas, but there is always some one on here who has some useful insights to offer.
 

A:$1,900 budget

Hi PYGMUS. I'm assuming your budget excludes the cost of a monitor and peripherals such as mouse, keyboard and speakers.

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz - $299.99
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 - $299.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 - $139.99
Seasonic SS-850HT 850W Power Supply - $119.99
2x MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB - $439.98
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB - $74.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black Steel ATX Full Tower - $139.99

Total - $1,514.92

With the remaining cash you could get yourself a good aftermarket CPU HSF and other components of your choice and requirement. You could look towards getting a Blu Ray Drive or SSD if you're interested.
 

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I was looking to buy the G500 but apparently, judging from the reviews, it doesn't last for more than one year because the left click breaks often and other common problems.


And yes, I've made 2 topics in a short timespan. ?

A:I'm looking for a mouse with a budget of $50 - 60

Computer Mouse: Explorer Touch Mouse | Microsoft Hardware

Something I'd like to try out. Might not bewhat you're looking for though.

Do say more specifically what you'd prefer, such as wireless, dpi, etc.

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Hi guys,
I'm upgrading my system to i5, but I'm stuck on what motherboard to get. I'm on a budget, 150-200 dollars AU is the limit. Thinking G/B P55-UD4P, but is there any other good mobos for that price?
 

A:Best Budget P55 Motherboard?

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Hey everyone im looking for parts to uprgade on a budget because my old parts arent workin to run many newer games. I am currently running a 2Ghz P4, 2Gb Patriot ddr400, an ATI Radeon 9800 PRo, and a cheapo MSI motherboard. Im looking to get a new motherboard, video card, and processor. what would you suggest for a 500-700 dollar price range? I play Oblivion. Counter Strike: Source, and fear all on medium right now, but i am preparing for the next gen of games. Thnx!
 

A:Looking for budget PC parts

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does anyone have knowledge of/experience with the Insignia Tablets? I saw an 11.6" screen model, 32GB, Android 7.0 with a detachable keyboard for $130, which seems fairly reasonable. I only need a tablet for the most basic things: email, surfing the net, etc.

Are there any other tablets in a similar price range? Thank you.
 

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Howdy!

Currently I'm running a Nvidia 6800 on a dell XPS 400 (Making my own next time) with 1 meg RAM and a Pentium D 3Ghz.

I know I need another 1G in RAM, and I was thinking of updating to a Nvidia 8600 card.

I'm on a rather limited budget, and could use some suggestions! Note none of my stuff is OC'd. I'm new to tweaking, don't know how, and cant afford to replace toasted parts just yet.

Do I need a new processor/mobo? (AKA: Scrap and salvage the unit I have into a new box?)
Is the 6800 crap, or am I not running it right?
Whats the consensus on the new 8600's?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Upgrades on a budget...

Get a new system. You will need a new power supply to add the 8600 card.
You will get little benefit, and substantial risk, if you overclock that board.
The 6800 is not crap. But it is not a gamer video card either.
 

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I have to get a new PC(excluding GPU and PSU)

I'm thinking of these items. Please help me choose what's better:

MB: http://www.amazon.com/M5A99FX-PRO-R2-0-990FX-Motherboard/dp/B008B6ONXK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370722343&sr=8-1&keywords=M5A99FX+PRO+R2.0

CPU: Amazon.com: AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3+ FD8350FRHKBOX: Computers & Accessories

RAM: Amazon.com: Kingston HyperX Beast 16 GB Kit (2x8 GB) 2400MHz DDR3 PC3-19200 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM XMP Desktop Memory KHX24C11T3K2/16X: Computers & Accessories

Cooler: Amazon.com: Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid CPU Water Cooling System with Copper Heatsink and 120mm Radiator - 1 Fan: Electronics

HD: Amazon.com: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST310005N1A1AS-RK-Retail Kit: Computers & Accessories

Please provide your inputs.

A:Building PC--500-600$ budget

Personally, I wouldn`t buy anything off Amazon.

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Hey!

I was looking through CPUs and Motherboards (As that's all I need to buy at this time, don't worry about the RAM).

I found these (Sorry, I'm not allowed to post links yet):

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

I want to future-proof this set-up as best as possible FOR UNDER $450.

The Q9400 has SSE4.1, 6mb L2 cache, and 1333mhz fsb (45nm manufacturing process).
I assume SSE4.1 instructions are GOOD to have (should I forget about this)?

The thing is, I will never overclock anything, and I'm wondering how much extra am I paying for this "fairly capable" overclocking gigabyte board. Is there one that's comparable without the overclock-ready components?

Any responses are GREATLY appreciated!!!
-thehighroad
 

A:PC Plans - Less than $450 budget

Futureproofing by my definition: I want to fit into the "reccomended" requirements for games over the next 3 years. Not 120FPS in crysis kind of goal.

"Don't worry about ram": I can get 2GB sticks of DDR2 RAM at any time from my local stores, so I don't need to discuss it. No offense taken .

I am doing this in increments though, trying to capitalize on what I have now, and the future development of products whilst getting the best value possible.

My plan: Core 2 Quad (yet to determine best value per dollar now, i thought the new instructions might be worth my while), Gigabyte motherboard (good quality; not DESIGNED solely for overclocking), 4GB kingston DDR2 probably 1066.
Still keeping my--harddrives, nvidia 7800gt (I know this is "inefficient"), 450W coolermaster PSU, case, sound blaster audigy 4...

I realize at some point I'll have to buy a new GPU, and a new PSU, I'm waiting until DirectX 11 to contemplate this, as I feel buying a DirectX 10 video card is a waste.

The i7 doesn't interest me, by the time I can afford it, octa-core will be released, I have to choose when to buy sometime... I have an athlon 64 right now.

The Question Remains

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400

Good Combo? I will not be overclocking.

Thanks for your response Matthew.
-thehighroad
 

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Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum and would like some help picking my christmas PC. Obviously on a low budget I can't be looking for an amazing gaming PC. But I would like something that could run things smoothly such as WarRock, and WoW. I've been scouring Ebay and have found some interesting PC's but cannot differentiate them enough to understand whether or not I am being ripped off. I am 16 and on a budget of about £350 (do not include anything apart from the actual PC no screen keyboard or mouse needed).

Any help would be seriously appreciated

Mike

Links for ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAMER-M-150-D...t=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item230aed4f72

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Desktop-Gamin...t=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item230b9685a2

Those are just a few I have found... Any other suggestions appreciated... Also home build could be a possibility if cheaper.
 

A:Buying a low budget PC...

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Hello people.

I want to purchase a new PC within $650(cannot exceed the price range)

What i mainly want to know is about MOBO and PROCESSOR !!

I dont mind AMD or INTEL... i want as much performance i can get

My HDD requirements are : 120 GB (nothing more than that)

and need 17in' or 19 in' LCD monitor

RAM: 1 GB

graphics card : 128MB will be fine .. But if i can afford 256MB within the price, then fine

DVD writer already decided keep $50 for it

Dont care for speakers or keyboard or mouse .. anything that i am comfortable with (So around $20 --> already decided)
I am heavy MULTI-TASKING USER .. Not at all GAMING USER !

I need boost to Browsing experience, Video Encoding and Fast response of my application.

Should really be Vista compatible. Kindly be more descriptive about the hardware you want to suggest me
Kindly Suggest me

MOBO,

PROCESSOR,

Graphics CARD

and other stuff which sums up to $650 .. Need to get performance for every dollar
i live in INDIA... anyways give me the config details

Thanks a lot in Advance
 

A:Help building Budget PC within $650

That lcd monitor realy limits you. A pentium D 820, and a this mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121035

and a this vid card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143054
 

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Heya there, I have a budget of around about £150 and I'm looking for the best AGP card to fit that price, preferably NVIDIA as I've had issues with ATI in the past. I want to be able to run games like Half Life 2, or Elder Scrolls Oblivion on high quality.

The rest of my PC is pretty decent, 1GB ram & 3.4Ghz P4. Just need a better GCard.

So, any recommendations? And thanks for any help you can offer
 

A:What's the best AGP card on my budget?

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My friend recommended me to this site for advice on how to build a New Pc. This would be my 1st time trying something like this.
I'm looking to build a gaming rig, Online gaming mostly. Some single player games like Skyrim ect. My Budget range is $1500. I could go a little higher if I need to. Using a HP pavilion Dv7 Laptop Living in New England. So I wont be transferring over anything. I will need a keyboard and at least one monitor. I got no OS software sadly. It is possible to find Windows XP still? If I have to go with Windows 7 I will. I havent tried water cooling but, if I will look up a guide if it is preferred.
 

A:New to Building a Pc on a budget

Rucion said:





My friend recommended me to this site for advice on how to build a New Pc. This would be my 1st time trying something like this.
I'm looking to build a gaming rig, Online gaming mostly. Some single player games like Skyrim ect. My Budget range is $1500. I could go a little higher if I need to. Using a HP pavilion Dv7 Laptop Living in New England. So I wont be transferring over anything. I will need a keyboard and at least one monitor. I got no OS software sadly. It is possible to find Windows XP still? If I have to go with Windows 7 I will. I havent tried water cooling but, if I will look up a guide if it is preferred.Click to expand...

Let me see what I can do for you, with $1500 you can get a pretty beastly system even including keyboard, monitor, and OS.

Here is my recommended parts list (Using Amazon):
i5 4690K
MSI Z97-G55
Cooler Master Hyper212
Gskill 8gb DDR3 1866 (2x4gb)
NZXT Phantom 410 (Kinda just picked one I like, case can be whatever your preference is)
XFX DD R9 290
Samsung 840 EVO 240gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200RPM
Corsair CXM 600Watt PSU
LG DVD Drive
Windows 7 Home
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
Asus VN247H Monitor

The total price of that build is about £1,184 which is right around the $1500 (Slightly above according to the conversion) but this will overall give you everything you would need for a strong gaming machine with an excellent board, processor, and GPU. All of this together will provide you 10... Read more

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first of, dont buy anyting from www.nt-micro.com . punks sent me wrong motherboard and 3 weeks later i'm still trying to get them to send me an RMA to return it. the one they sent me actually costs 115$ and i spent 220$ on the purchase. they are about to get a call from my lawyer. or my best friend pretending to be one!

anyhow i was trying to purchase the abit fatal1ty an8, not the SLI version. i had the money to spend and i figured i wouldnt need to upgrade it for a while.

the rest of the equipent i bought is as follows:
amd64 3000+ Rev E (Venice?)
2 gigs of Corsair XMS serries pc3200 cas 2 RAM
SATA 80 Gig HD
x700 ATI Radeon pro 256 mb pci-express
550W psu

anyhow i was wondering what motherboards everyone would recommend? and even if i should still with my abit an8 fatal1ty choice. not interested in any SLI boards either kind like ATI.

so if everyone could make some recommendations that'd be great and list a few reasons as why.

thanks in advance. :bounce:
 

A:Looking for new motherboard, 220$ budget!

Check Newegg.com. They have good prices and most products have customer reviews.
 

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hello,
I don't know what the difference between budget pc and high-end pc, which one i should buy. I need to know the many aspects of choosing a pc.
Can anyone tell me the difference from hardware, software, ease of use,length of warranty and etc..of a budget pc and high-end pc? Who can tell me how to built my ideal pc?? i'm a college student, as well as my sister is a secondary school student.
 

A:budget pc or high-end pc?

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Hi guys. I am planning to buy a new laptop but I am running quite short and on a budget. I do lot of graphic designing and programming as a student but like other teens out there I also love to play PC games. I research a lot and finally I had found something.

MSI F-Series FX420X
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

Processor:

Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30GHz, 3M Cache)
with TurboBoost up to 2.90GHz ]
Sandy Bridge Processor

Chipset
Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset

Memory:
8GB DDR3

Hard Disk Drive:
500GB

Optical Disk Drive:

DVD Super MultiDrive

Graphics:
ATI Radeon 6470 Graphics
with 1GB DDR3 VRAM

Network:
Integrated 10/100/1000
Integrated 802.11 bgn

Physical:
Dimension: 350 X 234 X 33.5mm
Weight: approx. 2.20 kg

Display:
14" TFT LCD

Webcam:
1.3MP Web Camera available

Audio
THX Sound

Battery:
6- Cell Battery

Ports:
USB 2.0 port x2
with USB 3.0 Port x2
Multi-in-One Card Reader

Features:
The Latest 2nd Generation Intelģ Core ô i5 Processor
14" TFT-LCD Widescreen Display
Sound by -MSI Premium Sound
THX TruStudio Pro to provide excellent surround sound effect
MSI Cinema Pro Technology offers consumers the finest movie viewing experience.
MSI GPU Boost Technology
Latest & fastest data transfer technology USB 3.0
I admired its great features and its stylish design and texture. Moreover it is quiet cheap for its specs (Not sure if its in sale).
Question is that: Does the graphics card good for those tasks i mentioned above? I heard some bad feedbacks ab... Read more

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Hello everyone. I am trying my hand at a first build. I have a low budget and already think I am over it. Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think. It is mainly a Home computer for the internet and some WoW and City of Heroes gaming. thanks for any suggestions.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory

Western Digital WD 3200AAKS Caviar SE16 320GB SATA II 7200 Rpm 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive

RAIDMAX XFORCE ATX-728WS Silver Aluminum Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler

Need help with a graphics card. 2600XT or 3650 perhaps.
 

A:First Build Low-budget

Nice build there. You could go with this cooler instead though, for $10 more. The added cooling performance is worth it, as is the better reliability. You can spend less on the PSU too and get this one, which will also be more than sufficient.

As for a video card, go with an HD 3650 over a 2600XT. Runs cooler and has better features to boot.
 

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Ok,
I thought I had to go AMD for price so I purchased:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition


Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Now I am getting a lot of feedback that I should have stuck with Intel for my new build. So who can come up with a better Intel CPU & Mobo at around $150? E5200 with mobo? Would it be worth it to send the AMD back? Would I need a cooler for whatever you can come up with or is stock ok?

Which would be better upgradable?

Am adding it to:

Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory

Western Digital WD 3200AAKS Caviar SE16 320GB SATA II 7200 Rpm 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive

Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply

GPU: Radeon X1950PRO 256MB PCIe GDDR3

I already have purchased these other components and got many at better prices than NewEgg so not inclined to change them, except maybe add memory.

This will be a XP system with only occasional WoW gaming ect.
 

A:AMD or Intel CPU Budget

7750 or e5200, the difference your not going to see.

go with whats cheaper.

i tested the 7750, it is no doubt amd's best dual core chip in the athlon x2 line.
i tested it against the x2 6400.

clock for clock, the 7750 came out on top, and the temp difference was amazing.
the 7750 ran 10C cooler in the same system.

3.4Ghz is a good stable overclock on the 7750. (2.7 stock)
thats a 700mhz overclock.

i cant speak on the e5200 overclocking, because i have not owned one myself.
im sure it can overclock past 3.4 tho, given you have a good cpu cooler.

but what im trying to say, either chip you get, the performance is almost identical to the other.

here is my 6400 vs 7750 chart i made @ another site after a couple of bencharmarks were completed.

test system:
asus m2n-e 570 ultra mobo
ocz platinum ddr2 800 ram
evga gtx 280
x2 7750 and x2 6400


the 3dmark score is cpu score only, the actual scores both are in the 12k range, but that is thanks to the gpu.

edit: get a getter video card than that x1900 series.
if your going ati, grab a 4830 if you can afford it, its about $100
if you want nvidia, grab a 9600gso, its less than $100, and its a great budget card.
 

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Hi im currently in the process of building a PC that will replace my old PC . this computer will be used for gaming and watching films.
Budget around £700
( I have a keyboard/mouse and a monitor )
at the moment I have come up with

Procesor:
i5 3570k 3.4GHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-...b-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80637i53570k

Motherboard:
gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigaby...mi-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z77-d3h

DVD:
samsung X22 DVD
http://www.ebuyer.com/342873-samsung-sh-222bb-sata-dvd-write-optical-drive-oem-sh-222bb-bebe

Case:
Coolermaster 912 plus
http://www.ebuyer.com/239757-coolermaster-haf-912-plus-case-rc-912p-kkn1

RAM:
8GB G skill DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-ripjawsx-memory-f3-12800cl9d-8gbxl

CPU Cooler:
akasa K32
http://www.ebuyer.com/290965-akasa-k32-intel-775-1155-1156-processor-cooler-ak-cc7117ep01

GPU:
saphire HD 7850 2GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/390921-sapphi...-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-11200-14-20g

PSU
corsair TXM 650w
http://www.ebuyer.com/279547-corsair-txm-650w-modular-psu-cp-9020002-uk

HDD:
seagate 500GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/272944-seagate-500gb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-st500dm002

I will appreciate any help that I can get
 

A:PC build, £700 budget

Overall a decent choice of components. I'm not a fan of Akasa products at all, this CM Hyper 212 Evo has great performance for the price.

Not sure how much budget you have left but I'd try to work an SSD into the build, when it comes to general PC usage it will be the most noticeable difference from your old PC. 128GB drives are really cheap nowadays. If you need to save some money then I'd say reuse your old hard drive as a storage drive, £40 for 500GB isn't great value anyway.

The 3570K is £14 cheaper on Amazon btw.
 

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I have a Monitor with me , looking for phenom x3, which one is best in my budget, suggest a good mobo with sufficient onboard graphics
Thanking you
 

A:AMD desktop in the budget of $700

Why AMD? You can build an Intel system that is much more powerful for the same price.
 

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Hey techs! Merry Christmas! (First of all)
I need a big help! Now that is christmas i need to get a new gpu for my computer! I am giving the motherboard model! Its a bit old so please can you help me find me a bugdet gpu (under 140?)
Thank you so much!

P.S: i live in Greece

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
 

A:Help for choosing a budget gpu

Do the following in that computer because we need a lot more information than its Gigabyte motherboard - which has a partially-obscured model number in your image.

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

Also advise us what the brand name and complete model number and wattage is of your computer's power supply.

Also advise us the main reason for you wanting to install a graphic card in your computer.

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I am going to use this for gaming.
budget is 550$
located in USA
yes willing to buy online specifically newegg.
Im not sure of any parts i can use off my old rig.
Do not need mouse or keyboard. Maybe speakers.
Haven't bought any parts yet.
no os on me.
I don't know if ill need any cooling.

I need a rig that has everything i need for decent gaming including graphics card for under 550$.
 

A:Need a budget gaming pc

Hello Tech,
try this configuration, leaves you room for speakers,optical, etc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817226001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680

good for performance at 1680x1050 on high for most games

If you really need to start shaving the cost down because of peripherals, a few suggestions:
go with the 7750 or 7850 BE and OC it. (will need a different Motherboard i believe)
two, if you have a little faith the 4830 is different in two ways from the 4850 it has 4-shader clusters for 640 total, and 8 less texture units (32). the major vendors of ati cards (in order to get a competitive advantage) have turned on the 5th shader cluster, and the 8 texture units to make them effectively 4850's. and can be had for $89.00. i would also recommend the 4770, if a guy could find one.
 

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I want to upgrade to a DX11 card, my current card is in my specs. My budget is up to ?120

I just want to know which is the best card in this range and how much of an improvement to gaming will I get.

I use Overclockers UK for all my pc upgrades.

A:Need advice for someone on a budget

Asus GeForce GTX 460 Direct CU TOP 768MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with HAWX2 PC-Game [] Graphics and Video NVIDIA GTX 460 Series

130 quid.

This is similar to what I am using. Mine has the 1GB chip. I've been using it for 3 months and no problems.
Your monitor resolution is similar to mine so it would suit your system well.
I can run AVP Benchmark with no glitches.

Mike

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Hi, I've got an old Dell Optiplex 780 SFF PC sitting around. I was wondering if I installed a GT 1030 2GB Low Profile, Will I be able able to run modern games at 1080p at Low to maybe even High depending on the game? Some games I'm looking at playing is Rocket League, Overwatch, PUBG, BF1 & H1Z1: KOTK, Would it maybe be worth it spending extra on buying a Q6600, instead of the E8400? How would the performance differ if I did so? & Is the GT 1030 and Q6600 compatible on that motherboard? I've tried looking everywhere on the internet but I seem to be struggling, Thank you to anyone who helps
 

A:PC Budget Build

No. Not going to happen. That Chipset is almost 9 years old. You are NOT going to be able to play those games with that E8400 Or even the Q6600. Those CPU's are way outdated, and they would have trouble even running the GT 1030 because it would be a massive bottleneck.

EDIT: You are essentially trying to run a 6 month old graphics card with the processing power of a 8 year old computer. Not a good combination...
 

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Hi, i'm new to forum and i need some help upgrading my rig.
My current rig is
AMD A4-5300
8GB RAM
GT 730

I usually only play Dota 2 and CSGO on that rig so i'm pretty fine with it for 2 years.

My budget is $350 at max, because i saved $50 for the Steam Summer Sale
The game that i'm planning to play is Overwatch and Playerunknown's Battleground

Any help will be appreciated and thanks for any reply
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

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Hey all,

I've pretty much set myself on everything in my budget build except for the processors. I've been researching for hours and I can't find a consistent answer with which processor to go with. The main battle of the wallet seems to take place between the Intel Core i3-6100 and the Intel Core i5-6500. I'm set on using the MSI gaming RX 470 4GB graphics card with 8GB of RAM.

My main question is: Is there a slightly less expensive, but still cost effective, variant of the i5 quad core?

Thank,
Josh "PC building noob" B.

I will be using the Gigabyte LG1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 motherboard if this changes anything.
 

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A Friend asked me the other day, what he should look for in a budget Laptop. The first thing he said he thought about was Dell. I quickly stated never to buy a Dell becuase Dell desktops are a pain in the rear to work, etc. Then, he said that he would only need it for internet and typing documents. He also said he wanted a laptop so he could easily move it to and from home and work. He wanted the cheapest laptop he could find but didn't want to be suckered into buying a heap of junk. I don't have much expeirence in the world of notebooks and wasn't sure what to tell him.

The kind of notebooks/laptops that I see for sale are all monsters. Any more it seems like laptops might as well be used as a desktop computer becuase they are so big and fast. The smaller notebooks are so much smaller and easy to carry that the price goes up on them becuase there is so much packed into a smaller area.

Also, I figured AMD would be better becuase they run much cooler and have a higher fsb speed, but then agian I have heard a lot of good things about intels mobile processors.

Anybody have any ideas on where to look or what I should recommend?
 

A:What should I look for in budget Laptop?

Well I like Toshiba but this site is a great place toget laptop reviews
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Home.49.0.html
Averatec is another decent budget laptop
 

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