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post #1 of 13
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i got 200 bucks to spend what would be the best thing to get to see better performance?

i was thinking new motherboard 790x gigabyte
new ram undecided as im not educated in ram much
more Hdd space (for back up so i can do raid0 on 2x80's)
intel build


im just throwing out ideas here! help me out!
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post #2 of 13
Just save and go intel, thats what Im doing.
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post #3 of 13
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anyone else? just looked at intel procs price is a major killer there dont like spending that much on one part unless its a graphics card.
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post #4 of 13
I'd go Intel...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115031

Total just over $200, and already a good improvement over your current CPU

and why would the video card be your most expensive part???
    
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post #5 of 13
video cards always cost the most i mean i have 600 easy in my video lol. i hate this LOL.
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post #6 of 13
Generally, the video card is the most expensive part, but not by a wide margin.

When I build completely new, I don't allocate more than like 25% for the video card (and about 20% for the CPU... not much of a difference).
    
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post #7 of 13
I agree with Chozart, the graphics card isn't always the most expensive part in a good setup, especially if you want a good monitor. My E6600 cost nearly as much as my X1900XT (more if you consider aftermarket cooling/fans). Since my VX922 went out I'm seriously considering switching to the 26" Doublesight IPS panel, which will make that easily the most expensive component in my system (and probably well-worth the cost).
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post #8 of 13
for me the graphics card and the monitor cost the same - i skimped on my CPU

you could do an intel el-cheapo build... an E2160 and 2gb of ram, and a P35 board... someone on these forums has a link to a SWEET 600 buck rig that can outperform a whole lot of AMD's lineup when OCed....
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjQurt View Post
more Hdd space (for back up so i can do raid0 on 2x80's)
intel build
DjQurt, 2x80GB in RAID 0 isn't exactly considered a "backup" if one of the drives fails. Perhaps your thinking of RAID 1 (mirroring).

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Originally Posted by DjQurt View Post
dont like spending that much on one part unless its a graphics card.
A Sapphire 3870 512MB is going for $160 on Newegg. Check it out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102719.

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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I'd go Intel...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115031

Total just over $200, and already a good improvement over your current CPU

and why would the video card be your most expensive part???

This would be the way to go if you want performance increase
    
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