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Since I got my gaming rig I used my old rig as a torrent box/media streamer (htpc maybe?) and security camera surveillance (my room mates house and my moms house) and soon me and my room mate are gonna be getting skype for home phone service and was thinking of using my pc for skype. I was thinking maybe the pc won't be able to handle all of that at once or almost all at once and I was thinking of maybe getting a new pc server for it? if not, then I can upgrade to more ram and 750gb HDD here's the current specs on the pc im using now.

PC:
amd athlon 64 3500+
asrock 939dual sata 2
1gb of ram (2x 512mb)
2x 120gb seagate barracuda HDD
500 watt psu

and here's the list of new pc I may get if needed

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...shListTitle=pc

I can get the quad cpu if needed since the Q6600 is for multitasking
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funny u're asking qus about AMD in the intel thread....

but for your new build, i'd go for for the Q6600 and maybe consider the Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 for your mobo if you're staying with microATX.
    
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well the builds is intel and plus if i post a build of intel in amd section all the amd fan boys will do something bad
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What's your budget?
Also, your current rig is enough if you're going to use it for skype or something of that sort. I'd recommend you get 2GB+ or RAM though, just to be sure.

For your build, you still need a PSU, GPU, and monitor. I'd recommend you get the Corsair 550VX, a 8800GT, 8800GTS G92, or the 9800GTX+ if it's ~200USD when it's released.
For the monitor, you could just get a nice 19" for ~200USD.
Also, you have a good HD, but everything else is pretty low ranged. Get a better mobo, maybe the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L. I'd also recommend you get a Q6600. It's ~190 for an OEM chip. Plus, I'd also recommend you get 4GB of RAM, if you can.
    
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@xhassassin: the motherboard has on board video and added a case with psu.

EDIT: added quad core cpu
Edited by andyroo89 - 6/23/08 at 7:25pm
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ GX611AA-ABA m8300f onboard 1x 2GB OCZ RAM DDR 
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