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Well, I've built this computer a few years ago. I think now is a good time to upgrade or build a new rig... considering that the prices of more powerful parts are affordable now.

Here's my specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.21 GHz
4 GB RAM (forget which DDR)
ALiveNF5-eSATA2+ Motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
150GB Hitachi HDD
I also forget which PSU I have.. I think it's around 600 WATT

Does this motherboard support newer processors?
If not, which processor should I get? and which motherboard

I'm just interested in playing the latest games at max settings.

Or should I go for Intel processor + intel motherboard?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K (4.6gHZ @ OffsetV + SpeedStep) Asus P8P67 PRO 2GB XFX HD 6970 16GB g.SKILL (1600mHZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128gb SSD Samsung 830 3TB HDD Seagate 1TB HDD Seagate DVD Asus QuietTrack 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua D14 11 mini cooling fans (Red Orange LED) Windows 7 Ultimate (64BIT) 23" Samsung PX2370 
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Microsoft Wireless Keyboard TX650 Corsair Enthusiast Coolermaster HAF 932 Microsoft Wireless Mouse 
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Intel Core i7 2600K (4.6gHZ @ OffsetV + SpeedStep) Asus P8P67 PRO 2GB XFX HD 6970 16GB g.SKILL (1600mHZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128gb SSD Samsung 830 3TB HDD Seagate 1TB HDD Seagate DVD Asus QuietTrack 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua D14 11 mini cooling fans (Red Orange LED) Windows 7 Ultimate (64BIT) 23" Samsung PX2370 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard TX650 Corsair Enthusiast Coolermaster HAF 932 Microsoft Wireless Mouse 
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post #2 of 5
What monitor do you have? Budget?

I would suggest this if you want to buy a new computer and want to be futureproof.

Okay, I can continue on build now

CPU: AMD Phenom x4 955
GFX: XFX 5850 or a 5870 (depending on what monitor you have)
HDD: 1x WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1 TB and a Kingston SSDNow V-Series 64 GB SSD for your OS and your games.
Motherboard: crosshair iii formula 790fx
RAM: G.Skill PC2-8500 2x2GB
PSU: Corsair HX850W (modular PSU ftw)

That would be a great build for gaming with opportunity to run Crossfire down the road and OC opportunities.

I'm sorry that my answer was delayed
Edited by Cyberbot - 11/27/09 at 3:27am
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Thanks for the reply!
My budget is around $1,000.

My monitor is 19 inch. So, I'm not sure which graphic card is good enough for a 19 inch monitor.

Thanks again!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K (4.6gHZ @ OffsetV + SpeedStep) Asus P8P67 PRO 2GB XFX HD 6970 16GB g.SKILL (1600mHZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128gb SSD Samsung 830 3TB HDD Seagate 1TB HDD Seagate DVD Asus QuietTrack 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua D14 11 mini cooling fans (Red Orange LED) Windows 7 Ultimate (64BIT) 23" Samsung PX2370 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard TX650 Corsair Enthusiast Coolermaster HAF 932 Microsoft Wireless Mouse 
Audio
Sony Stereo 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K (4.6gHZ @ OffsetV + SpeedStep) Asus P8P67 PRO 2GB XFX HD 6970 16GB g.SKILL (1600mHZ) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128gb SSD Samsung 830 3TB HDD Seagate 1TB HDD Seagate DVD Asus QuietTrack 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua D14 11 mini cooling fans (Red Orange LED) Windows 7 Ultimate (64BIT) 23" Samsung PX2370 
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Microsoft Wireless Keyboard TX650 Corsair Enthusiast Coolermaster HAF 932 Microsoft Wireless Mouse 
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post #4 of 5
it depends what games you play. but getting a 5850 or somthing similar will mean your good for a long time. but thats half your budget lol. a gtx 260 will b ok for your monitor size. i run an 8800 gtx and its still hangin on pretty nicely.
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Originally Posted by raikky View Post
it depends what games you play. but getting a 5850 or somthing similar will mean your good for a long time. but thats half your budget lol. a gtx 260 will b ok for your monitor size. i run an 8800 gtx and its still hangin on pretty nicely.
No, a 5850 on newegg.com is 309$. Leaving more than enough $$ for the rest.
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Thanks for the reply!
My budget is around $1,000.

My monitor is 19 inch. So, I'm not sure which graphic card is good enough for a 19 inch monitor.

Thanks again!
Okay.
The total cost of that rig (prices are from newegg) is 852$
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Core 2 Quad Q9550 C1 @3.78GHz Gigabyte P45 DS3P GTX 285 G.Skill PC2-8500 2X2GB 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Win7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 2443BW Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
650w (planning on HX750 or 850) Storm Sniper Black edition Razer DeathAdder 
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Core 2 Quad Q9550 C1 @3.78GHz Gigabyte P45 DS3P GTX 285 G.Skill PC2-8500 2X2GB 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Win7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 2443BW Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
650w (planning on HX750 or 850) Storm Sniper Black edition Razer DeathAdder 
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