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post #11 of 29
Well that would buy you a MotherBoard and CPU combo atleast.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131527

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116175

With cash to spare. This is a Lowend Upgrade however im not sure what you will overly be doing with this PC.
post #12 of 29
Just a suggestion PixelPunk, instead of buying a couple parts this month, a couple next month, and a couple the month after, you should probably save up the cash each month instead.

Seems strange, but some of the parts prices may drop and you may be able to get better equipment for the same total cost...Or rather the same exact parts that you would have bought for less of the cost. Computer parts become obsolete quickly, so it would be best to take advantage of the price drops.

In the meantime, you can keep doing research on components and asking questions in here until your ready to buy all at once.

Just an idea,
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post #13 of 29
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Well that would buy you a MotherBoard and CPU combo atleast.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131527

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116175

With cash to spare. This is a Lowend Upgrade however im not sure what you will overly be doing with this PC.
I added both to my wishlist for later purchasing. I'm a bit tired right now. But anymore help will be highly appreciated. I'm not a hardware person, more of a software person.
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Just a suggestion PixelPunk, instead of buying a couple parts this month, a couple next month, and a couple the month after, you should probably save up the cash each month instead.

Seems strange, but some of the parts prices may drop and you may be able to get better equipment for the same total cost...Or rather the same exact parts that you would have bought for less of the cost. Computer parts become obsolete quickly, so it would be best to take advantage of the price drops.

In the meantime, you can keep doing research on components and asking questions in here until your ready to buy all at once.

Just an idea,
Xaine99
Good idea. I guess that'll be the better way of going at it. Thanks.
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post #15 of 29
I agree with waiting.

You'd be surprised that for even like $500, you can build a really nice complete rig (excluding monitor)
    
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post #16 of 29
Yes saving up a total amount of atleast seeing how much you can get together then we can get you a nice system most likely.
post #17 of 29
What do you intend to do with the computer? Can we assume you will only be programming on it ?
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What do you intend to do with the computer? Can we assume you will only be programming on it ?
No, not just only programming. I also do a lot of graphic design, sound editing, etc. These Adobe programs, and 3d programs, and whatnot, keep getting more comp hungry. I just want a computer that won't lag, and that'll start these programs up in under 30 seconds, if possible.
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post #19 of 29
Given your uses, I think you need to spend a little more than $500... You probably are looking at a decent sound card and a good, but not high-end, video card.
    
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post #20 of 29
You are going to need alot more than a few hundred dollars to be really good with that stuff, especailly the 3D stuff, very resource hungry.
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