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hi. dont know what to get. i would like a more up to date system. not looking to spend a mint to build.....just a solid gaming rig. any insight is greatly appriciated. thanks i advance.
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What's your budget? A Core 2 system would probably be the best choice, but can cost quite a bit.
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How much cash you have laying around for it

Agreed with Core 2 Duo, if you can afford it.

Give us a budget, and whether or not you want a new monitor also
    
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Originally Posted by MyDaughtersHero
hi. dont know what to get. i would like a more up to date system. not looking to spend a mint to build.....just a solid gaming rig. any insight is greatly appriciated. thanks i advance.
Hey, I'm upgrading from socket A also, look in my signature what I'm getting. I'm getting 2 x 900$ systems. A conroe would cost a bit more.
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy
Hey, I'm upgrading from socket A also, look in my signature what I'm getting. I'm getting 2 x 900$ systems. A conroe would cost a bit more.
You could get a kickass Conroe system for $1800...
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You could get a kickass Conroe system for $1800...
Hence why I said 2 x 900$ systems. Meaning 900$ for one build.
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And you can get a Core 2 Duo system for around $900 easily (ok, not with an X1950XTX - but you're telling me all the other parts are only $450 and then the $450 video card?).
    
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Originally Posted by Namrac
You could get a kickass Conroe system for $1800...
He is building 2 for that price!
    
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post #9 of 21
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And you can get a Core 2 Duo system for around $900 easily.
If I change specs to cheapest E6300, price goes up 2 x 30$ making the total price 60$ more, if I want to add a good conroe crossfire mobo I would need to add more money as well.
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post #10 of 21
But dropping the X1950XTX for an X1900XT(X) will offset those extra expenses, and result in an (in my opinion) more all-round performance rig. Given DX10 I would not spend that much on a video card anyways

Back on topic:
once we have your budget, will compose something.
    
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