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hey guys,

 

as you see, im rather new here,

right now im running a :

 

amd 5000+ dual core proccesser 2.6GHz OC'd to 3.2GHZ

MSI K9N Neo V3 Motherboard

4GB of Ram 2 x 1GB Patriot 1066MHz, 2 x 1GB 800MHz

Zotec 9600 GT slightly oc'd

AzzA full tower Case

1 36" TV as monitor #3 for movies

1 19"Wide Acer monitor as #1 for all

1 19" CRT for the rest as #2

2 x 500GB Deskstar HDD Raid 0

1 x 1TB Seagate HDD JBOD

1 x Bluray Drive.

2 x Set NICs

 

 

 

 

 

i need a upgrade.... im looking for Speed.

but i need it cheap to somewhat fix my budget.

i was looking at

MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard $250

MSI R5970-P2D2G graphics card(eventualy)

new DDR 3 Ram (eventually)

i plan on OC'ing the CPU.

what would be best, i have adiquite cooling for it.

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1st go through the sticky at the beginning of the section...

List your budget and purpose of the build...

I think i5 would be appropriate for you..

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my budget is $500-$1000

i would like a powerful computer with lots of horse power.

i would also like to use AMD,

and i want to learn to overclock better....

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looking at ur price range u should go for amd but from the specs you've mentioned u have not listed a processor , amd 965 stock speeds of 3.4 u can overclock it up to 5.0 to max depends on wht cooler u want to go with air or water ur choice since ur going to get a 5970 latter u should get and smps 750 watts or greater the better , u have a full tower case that good for airflow for the 5970 , i u want to go with air cooling go with the cooler master v10 thats the best this should come in ur budget, im not experinced in water cooling ^_^

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What purpose are you looking to use the PC for?

What cooling do you have air or water?

 

$500-1000 is for just CPU, mobo, RAM and Video card?

 

If you intend to game at 1440*900 with two additional monitors for movies etc 5850 is plentiful...

That would leave $700 for CPU, Mobo and RAM..

So

CPU: i7 920 - $280

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231304 - $160

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128362 - $270

Total: $700

 

You can use your 9600GT for PhysX or for another monitor...

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What purpose are you looking to use the PC for?

What cooling do you have air or water?

 

$500-1000 is for just CPU, mobo, RAM and Video card?

 

If you intend to game at 1440*900 with two additional monitors for movies etc 5850 is plentiful...

That would leave $700 for CPU, Mobo and RAM..

So

CPU: i7 920 - $280

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231304 - $160

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128362 - $270

Total: $700

 

You can use your 9600GT for PhysX or for another monitor...

:withstupid:

Maybe upgrade your primary monitor to a nice 22" too, and then kick out the CRT (yuck) and make your LCD 19" your 2nd

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