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Finally giving in and building a new Desktop


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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

I'm building a new Desktop PC. I would like to be able to do some moderate gaming (Diablo 3). Budget is about $500 excluding OS and I will be reusing some parts off my current Desktop if possible. What else would be more cost effective parts

Parts to reuse:

-600W 20+4 pin PSU
-16X DVD burner (PATA)
-20" Monitor
-USB Keyboard and mouse

New Parts List:

1 Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000CSRTL 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Retail
$54.99

1 ASUS EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$129.99

1 Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996586
$66.99

1 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$54.99

1 ASUS M4A77T/USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$84.99

1 AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
$88.99

Subtotal: $480.94

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:45 PM

what about this motherboard, the one you have now will work great, but this ones not to much more, and seems to give you a little more bang for your buck, little faster since it has a better chipset.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:45 PM

I wouldn't use a Green harddrive because they perform slower due the energy savings, so choose one that is not a Green harddrive. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:33 PM

Nothing wrong with green hard drives if you want to save energy, and unless your doing a of high performance stuff with them-you will probably never see a difference, though killer is right, the green drives do suffer a little bit in performance in that when not in use the discs slow down-so when you go to look for something or install something, initially it will be a tad slow because it is spinning at a slower speed-however, this is normally only for a second or two, past that once the drive reaches optimum speed you won't see any difference between that and a standard hard drive.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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