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upgrading my comp..could use some advice

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by soham, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. soham

    soham Newbie

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    so um i had a really rad comp like 3 years back... around 2ghz processing power nvidia 8900 1 gb of ram slick net connection (forgot wat video card i was using though) then something went terribly wrong.....some how last year a virus invaded my comp and BAM!!!!!!! my moniter even somehow got affected. my nvidia grafix card selfdestructed and everything came down in a land slide. for an avid gamer like me it was a nightmare. i wanted to upgrade my comp but my parents wouldnt allow it until my icse was over.

    so here i am now with only 3 major exams left (maths, economics and second language) so im gonna finally remodel my system. but i have a few questions

    my current processing speed is 1.78 ghz how much would it cost to change it to 4.2 ghz?( im obviously planning for a new cpu so the cost of getting a direct 4.2 is what im looking at)

    i have no grafic card right now what so ever but i have 2 in mind.
    ATI HD 4850
    ATI HD 4770
    ATI HD 4870

    and if i can get a reasonable price then a

    ATI HD 5870

    now the problem of course is that the prices of 4850 and 4870 and 5870 is quite high..4770 delivers good enough performance for nearly just 150$.

    now the thing is which one would you guys suggest and any other alternative is welcome ( price is a factor u cant tell me to now check out 5970 which is ludicrously priced).

    any other adjustments and modifications u guys suggest for a serious gamer?

    and also would these modifications cost more than just buying a brand new pc with the same components?
     
  2. Bertik

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    I see you do not know what you doing....

    You need a balanced system, all needs to go together.

    4.2 GHz processor is good for nothing if it has to wait for memory, 5870 graphics is for nothing if the motherboard is sucker..., etc.

    You need to do good research if you going to build your own system.
    If you upgrade - I suggest that you go only like 20% above your original specs. Anything more is waste of money.
     
  3. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    If I were you I'd pick up a brand new PC, but not off a mass manufacturer e.g. Packard Bell or DELL. I don't know where you live, but here on eBay UK you can pick up a fantastic quad core, 4gb ram, GTS graphics card PC for like £450 odd.

    The one I'm looking at right now, is running a low end quad core; but has a brilliant cache and FSB, 4gb's of DDR2 memory, and a GTS 250 graphics card @ only £450. You'd be looking closer to £800-900 for something similar off a mass manufacturer.
     
  4. soham

    soham Newbie

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    thanks ill look into that
     
  5. soham

    soham Newbie

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    ok so i did some serious research and came up with a combination
    now my ystem is going to be based on amd..not so much as an amd dragon though

    processor:AMD Phenom II X4 965 quad core
    4.0 GHz
    Socket AM3

    Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 5870 x2

    Motherboard:Asus M4A79T Delux
    AMD 790FX chipset
    Socket AM3
    ATX
    Audio
    CrossFireX
    PCI Express 2.0
    Gigabit Lan
    USB 2.0
    SATA
    Raid
    DDR3 ram
    SB 750S

    So..how would this work out? and what would the cost come to?
    should i make any adjustments?
     
  6. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    If you want those EXACT specs, you're looking at spending a fair amount more, then shopping round for a ready made that is close, reason being, computer manufacturers buy bulk parts at wholesale price, you'll be paying retail.

    If you need those specs, then check out www.microdirect.co.uk, cheapest available prices for PC parts in the UK that I know of. If your in the US then www.newegg.com will be the place for you.

    Also, keep in mind if you're planning to build this yourself, it isn't like putting together blocks of Lego. You need to do a far amount of greasemonkey work plus presicion and patience. If you fuck up and break a part, that's $$ down the drain.

    Take my advice, purchase from a small eBay manufacturer. Quality PC at a far lower price.
     
  7. soham

    soham Newbie

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    actually i HAVE thought of buyin it off ebay..just scaredit might not be top notch...and about whole slae manufactueres...isnt it a bit costly?
    whats your take on getting a professinal to put it up for me?