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Currently I have:

 

Athlon XP @ 1.24 GHz

1gb DDR 200

Radeon X800 AGP

Rosewill 500W power suply

80gig HD @ 7200RPM (maxtor I belive)

M-Audio Delta 44

 

I'll be using it for mainly audio work in reaper using prob 4-5 instaces of VI.One (VST sampler). Also I'd like to play game decently like CS:S @ highest settings would be nice as now I'm barely making it at 1024x768 no AA or Anisotropic.

 

Here's my plan,

Upgrade the CPU, Motherboard, Memory, and GPU to:

 

AMD Phenom 9850 2.5GHz

Foxconn Motherboard (combo deal with the processor)

- or this mobo also foxconn but about $30 more, also a combo with the previous processor

4gig Patriot Memory

 

Either of these GPU's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150316

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oh nice ill check that out

 

yes I was planning on it unless you think I need to upgrade them, obviously I'm going for a balanced mid range system so I don't want anything being bottle-necked.

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I'd drop a phenom II into that, they have some in that price range and they'd make a fool outta that phenom I :P.

4830s are about as expensive as 9800gt and can overclock to pretty much mirror a 4850s performance

I wouldn't recommend getting a 4870 for that resolution. Just a 4830/9800gt (whichever you find cheaper) would be the best for your dollar and resolution.

 

If you choose a 4870 and not a phenom two I might have to hit ya with a hammer :D:smack:

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okay cool so a phenom II triple would still beat a phenom I quad?

 

Also do you all think my HD and Power Supply are any problem?

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okay cool so a phenom II triple would still beat a phenom I quad?

 

Also do you all think my HD and Power Supply are any problem?

in any core dependent app the quad would win but the triple cores are very strong too.

 

what do you mean your HD? As for PSU's I'd say PC Power and Cooling and Corsair are the best ones out there, Enermax aren't too bad either but 500-550 watts should be sufficient

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okay well i've done some more research and I think I'm going to downgrade some things.

 

Not going with phenom II as thats strictly AM3 which needs DDR3 and I can't lay down that much money.

I can get a faster Dual core for the same price as a slower Quad core. After looking at charts the extra cores won't pay of in my gaming and as far as my audio work I think dual core should be sufficient.

 

So I'm thinking an AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6 and clocking it to 3

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i did some more reading and this is what i came up with lol

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150316 - 9800 GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103300 - Athlon 62 X2 Kuma 7750

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220334 - 4gig 1066 (patriot)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813138117 - Biostar TForce (had good luck with biostar in the past)

 

I plan on overclocking the cpu at least maybe the gfx card (I know IVIYTH0S recommended this card for over clocking).

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i did some more reading and this is what i came up with lol

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150316 - 9800 GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103300 - Athlon 62 X2 Kuma 7750

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220334 - 4gig 1066 (patriot)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813138117 - Biostar TForce (had good luck with biostar in the past)

 

I plan on overclocking the cpu at least maybe the gfx card (I know IVIYTH0S recommended this card for over clocking).

no I meant the 4830 could overclock to the 4850s level you silly man :P, maybe the 9800gt could overclock to reach the 4830 or something (at low resolution)

 

and you can run Phenom II processors on ddr2 boards (which is what I highly recommend since DDR3 is still retarded)

just make sure that it's an AM2+ board and you can run AM3 processors on them, then when DDR3 get's to be worthwhile that AM3 can be still used in the new system if you'd like. Though DDR2 is just so cheap and awesome to ever consider that

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i did some more reading and this is what i came up with lol

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150316 - 9800 GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103300 - Athlon 62 X2 Kuma 7750

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220334 - 4gig 1066 (patriot)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813138117 - Biostar TForce (had good luck with biostar in the past)

 

I plan on overclocking the cpu at least maybe the gfx card (I know IVIYTH0S recommended this card for over clocking).

 

does anyone have any comments/suggestions regarding this configuration?

 

I am sticking with Dual Core for better game performance and cheapness.

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does anyone have any comments/suggestions regarding this configuration?

 

I am sticking with Dual Core for better game performance and cheapness.

4830, 4830, 4830! (it dropped down to 90 dollars for the Sapphire one)

 

also a phenom II system could serve your needs as well, a nice 790FX board and a phenom triple core would be amazing for how cheap they are.

 

SEE!!

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