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Building new gaming PC - Tips?
I'm building a new PC from my old one. Here are my OLD specs:
Nforce 4 SLI edition
amd 64 3200+
Here is my new PC part specs:
AMD phenom 9850
4gb ddr 1066
same 600w PSU
Now, would this be considered a good build? I'm going to be playing Crysis at 1680x1050 with No Antialiasing. How long would you say this computer would last? I stand playing games at medium, so I would estimate about 3 years, right? Any help appreciated.
BTW - I know everyone is going to say "Get the ATI HD 4850 instead", but I'm stick with Nvidia anyway. Any other help greatly appreciated.
Also BTW - I haven't ordered yet, so I can make changes before doing so. Thx.
I am getting a new motherboard, from 939 to am2+.
- Dean BLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Are you still using the old motherboard? if not you may as well do up a brand new PC, n keep the old one intact, stick Linux on it or summit give it a decent sized hard drive n run it as a media server.
And don't make the novice mistake n neglect the PSU. It powers everything in your PC, it's important, do not use an old PSU, that will be dusty, warn out, etc. I have a 8800GTS n Q6600 on 650W, n the GPU power's down/blacks out every now n then, so a 9800GTX will prob's use a tad more than that.
But overall a good system, and yeah I reckon it should run new games for next 3 years, If you get a decent motherboard you should be able to do incremental upgrades to it. like one with support for DDR3 3 PCI-E 16X slot's etc.
- Anonymous5 years ago
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- Luke Was HereLv 61 decade ago
My only suggestion would be to go with Intel Core 2 Duo, or possibly Intel Quad Core processor... preferably a 2.6Ghz or higher.
Intel are great, I was unsatisfied with my last AMD processor.
Otherwise, it seems good overall.
I agree with you on Nvidia, even the standard ones are of high-quality.
- 1 decade ago
i think everything is fine .
Try to get a better graphic card which will last longer .
I would also suggest you to get a intel i7
or core 2 quad
or core 2 duo
at a decent speed ( 3ghz ).