Edge's New Computer!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by littleedge, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    It isn't existing yet! Edge needs YOUR help!

    Information!
    --Needs a new everything. Priority: (nVidia) Video card, Processor, everything else including case; I need no harddrive.
    --New stuff must let me use my SATA 200 Gig HD
    --Preferred seller: Newegg
    --Money: $370 in cash, $50 to Amazon in gift card

    So who can help Edge!?!

    [Edge knows nothing when it comes to hardware. He can put a computer together, but doesn't know anything about their specifics and which parts to get, etc. Any help is appreciated :D]


    Currently, my harddrive suits me fine - I still have 100 Gigs open, plus an old 80 Gig PATA is connected too and that's empty. When I get more money, I'll definately go out and buy a larger harddrive so that I'm definitely set. $400 might not be a lot to work with, but I get $20 every Monday for my current job, so go ahead and tell me to get things that can total up to $500, $550 -- I'll get that money within a month or two. My plan is to get a list of things that will be good for me, and then buy the majority of it in one bulk and get the stragglers later.

    What exactly do I want? I want to run past 11 FPS. I want a computer that can handle Hammer and iTunes and Steam and AIM and Firefox all at the same time; a computer that let's me play Borderlands would be nice. Get it? Not something out of the park - I need no monitor or keyboard or mouse right now - but something that is mostly up-to-date, not 2005 like mine is.
     
  2. The Political Gamer

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  4. Exist

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    Good timing to overhaul a computer, with Intel unveiling their new i7 and i9's and junk. I'd wait a bit cause the prices on the new Intel stuff will be higher than needed. I would bump that budget to 550$ (as of now) depending on shiping and other fees.
     
  5. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Yeah you can go up to $550 for everything. I don't have that money yet, but I'm being paid a handsome sum February 22 and 23, and then I get $20 every Monday. It adds up.
     
  6. Exist

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    Well I have a question; Will you use this CPU for gaming or media? (video and sound)

    If your using it for just games, head for the I7.

    If your going to use it for intense video and media, go to the I9.


    I9 uses 6cores which is useless for gaming...but it's up too you :)
     
  7. Xi.Cynx

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  8. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    This is primarily a gaming computer.
     
  9. Nutomic

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  10. Flame

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    you can prob get a like 9800GT for cheap now nvidia. card is outdated but will still run tf2 like a champion. you should focus on putting money into your mobo and cpu since they are the two most important parts.
     
  11. littleedge

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    Why Nvidia only? ATI are making some pretty darn good chips at the moment.
     
  13. Nutomic

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    Nvidia chips actually suck at the moment, atis cards are way better, direct x 11 and stuff...
     
  14. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Past problems with ATI made me say no.
     
  15. Psy

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    If they were driver problems then they've probably been long fixed. Honestly, I don't understand why people choose to stick to one brand when the alternative offers something a lot better for the cash you want to spend.
     
  16. Delusibeta

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    Sorry to hijack the topic, but I'm currently very close to buying a laptop. At around the £600 price point, the two main graphics cards seem to be the Nvidia GT 330M and the ATi Mobility 4570. I'm leaning towards the Nvidia right now, any advice (aside from "Laptops are useless for gaming")
     
  17. Psy

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    I have a 4570 and it runs TF2 on high between 30 - 50 FPS so it's mostly playable.
     
  18. littleedge

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    Delusion. I hate you now for hijackign my thread. Burn in hell.


    Naw, it's okay. Just gimme a suggestion or two, please?
     
  19. Leminnes

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    Here is what I suggest:

    Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

    GPU with DX10.1: SAPPHIRE 100295HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    GPU with DX11: XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

    RAM: Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G6400LLK

    Case: Best case in the world.

    I'll add up the price after I post. It's likely more than you have, but I'm not sure.

    Edit:

    With DX 10.1 Graphics Card: Around $669.94
    With DX 11 Graphics Card: Around $729.94

    This is all from newegg, and it's quite possible you could find these parts elsewhere for cheaper. But this computer will last you years. Also, it's missing cheap things like the floppy disk (lol) and CD drive and you could also get an audio card, if you would like.

    As for making a good computer with a little over $400, I am unsure if it is possible.

    Oh and yes, ATI has the best graphics cards right now. Whether or not you had problems with them in the past, their cards are great for the price.
     
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  20. littleedge

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