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Can you guys reocmend me a good PC setup as I want to upgrade

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  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    I have been going strong on my old amd 3200 for as long as i can remember now but every upgrade reminds me that soon its time to do the mobo/cpu/ram/graphics overhaul.

    Well now is finally the time as i was debating whether to squeeze more juice out of this old dog with a ram upgrade but realizing it wouldnt even take the amount i wanted to put in enough is enough!

    Id been avoiding it cos i feel lost now as i have no idea what the current trends are with all this multicore this and that, pci express- same form factor but different shit wtf? and i recently realized sata is not just one standard but now in its third iteration and isnt always backwardly compatible.

    So could you guys give me some advice on a good setup for medium/fair price.

    i play games very rarely but would like it to be capable of that when required tho i think even the most entry level will do fine for those requirements because even my current setup handles most games satisfactorily so any upgrade will just be a bonus.

    mostly i want fast response on browser/multiple windows and for zenno.

    thats about it, the rest my vps's can do.

    so i imagine a decent cpu and decent amount of ram for lots of browsers (one current complaint with my current pc is it seems to get really chuggy later in the day after a full day of firefox browsing). ill have to get a new graphics card as agp is out of the window afaik, just a entry level one will do, hard drive i know about as i recently studied those. so i guess motherboard and cpu are the main things i want guidance on plus anything else maybe i havent thought of i might require for the upgrade. ive got a decent antec psu, it was decent tho i dunno if it will be up to task today, forgot what power it is. would have to check.
     
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    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    useless pricks.
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    How are you doing by the way? I went with an i5 with a discrete graphics card running Windows 7 64-bit with 8 gigs of memory. I am also doing video editing and the four cores handled the rendering nicely. I have avoided Windows 8 but I know now how to make it look like Windows 7.
     
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    Great attitude dude. Calling people pricks is surely going to help you.

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    Go on newegg and order by reviews

    AMD CPU if you want fast for cheap (30%~ less than intel) get some quad core or a 8core but I heard they aren't great
    I just got a 7970 graphic card but that's because I use vegas, photoshop and also game
    16GB of ram @ 1600mhz is like $100 if that
    Get a small SSD to boot up your OS / games
    A large SATA for all other data
     
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    I would seriously consider investing some time setting up a low-voltage system. Maybe a little more expensive but since you probably have the guy up and running long hours, such a computer will be break even fastly due to lower energy consumption. Another reason is the lower requirement for PSU (don't know if you can use your old one, you'll have to check specs).

    Quick g search got me this guide, but maybe there are already pre-assembled computers available (couldn't find them, though): www . zdnet . com/blog/hardware/build-your-own-ivy-bridge-desktop-pc/20118 (please remove spaces).

    All the best
     
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    lol :bugsbunny
     
  8. Valian

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    The main difference between an amd 8 core cpu and an intel is price and gaming performance. For example an 150 dollars amd is about 5% - 10% slower in standard performance(multiple browsers, multiple vms etc) from an 300 dollars intel whereas it is slower about 20 - 30% in gaming applications. As for the motherboard, whatever processor brand you choose make sure to buy a motherboard with the latest chipset (intel z77, amd 990fx). There is no need to go for the ultra cool gaming motherboard but buy a premium one (about 150$) you won't regret it. amd fx 8120 8 core with ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 or the intel processor that fits your budget with ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA
     
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    I have hp with windows 7, core i7, 6 GB, nvidia geforce and everything is perfecto.
     
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    buy a i7 it will be with you for at least 10 years

    i currently have a simple professional laptop with i3 and 4 gb ram it works great
     
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    i am still on i5 (2 core = 4 threads) cpu, integrated intel hd3000, 8GB ram laptop.

    still does the job, but think it is time to look for i7 system
     
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    Look for "Falcon Guide" and choose something with your budget and with Egg.
     
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    Bro post your budget here + internet connection speed. i7 is too much for zenno if you dont have 20mbps connection or better.
     
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    This is my last PC upgrade. I finished building it yesterday.

    Asus PZ877-M PRO
    Intel I5 3570k (with Intel Graphics HD 4000)
    Gskill 16 GB 1866 - (2x8 GB)
    SSD Corsair GS - 240gb~
    Thermaltake 650w TR2 Rx
    Sentey Optimus II

    I hope that helps.

    Good luck.
     
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    Impossible to give a good answer without knowing the budget.
     
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    thanks for the (delayed) info :) hearing diff ppls stats gives me a better idea.

    i decided not to buy right away cos last month was a great month but this one not so great so dont wanna go wild plus dont wnana waste money on something i woudlnt make full use of.

    i decided to try the cheap option of upgrading my current ram on my amdxp 3200 from 1.5g to 3 gig.

    well this gave me my answer of whehter to upgrade or not because even the old bastard motherboard wouldnt accept that ram :D.

    i was thinking maybe i could get an inbetween build from ebay parts whcih would be cheaper but with a performance increase? like the family in between amd athlon xp and the current top brands? what family would that be?

    ye so money wise i basically want to spend as little as possible since there isnt really pressure to upgrade for a top system, whilst enjoying the beenfits of faster browser loading times and fucntionality.

    tho tbh a several hundred dollar upgrade isnt justified just for faster borwser loading :D. i mean its pretty instant now due to 6mb broadband so i guess i dont really have any impetus to upgrade.

    the thing is tho when i have lots of browsers in firefox in gets chuggy.

    thats why i thought a ram upgrade would be up my st for a budget speed up however that didnt work out due to mobo being a lil bitch.

    so like i say im in two minds about whether its justified.

    any other thougths on a budget speed up?

    i tried the tricks of cutting down xp to the barebones like reverting to oldshcool graphics etc but that hasnt made much diff.
     
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    perhaps i could buy a second hand mobo for my current setup one which was top of the line back then and max out the ram.

    mobos are cheap enough when new so i imagine it would be peanuts.

    would be alot of fiddling aorund but i dont mind too much as pc building used to be a hobby of mine.

    are there any other gagets that allow you to allow more ram on the system, might look into that, whehter they are worth the hasstle over jsut lumping for an upgrade is a nntoehr matter.

    i think all that is delaying the inevitable tho since when i want new stuff like hard drives etc those fuckers are backwards compatible far enough for my ld system so that would be the main reaosn for an upgrade.
     
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    Memory expansion boards are typically an expensive solution. I think the motherboard upgrade makes more sense.