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Hey all, I've decided it's time to upgrade my Pentium D desktop, though this is clearly more like an overhaul. I'm sure most of you are more knowledgeable than I, so.. do your worst. I'd like to keep this around the $900 range. I'll be stripping the CD/DVD drives from my current desktop, so it's unnecessary at this time. This rig will be used for gaming, videos, photo/video editing, and tasks such as word processing and web browsing.

Here's what I have so far:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15546352

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
post #2 of 8
man will you be happy, it looks good but switch the harddrive for a samsung f3, your psu for something else and change your gpu to a normal gtx 460 to save you some money... DO NOT BUY THE GTX460 SE
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

I heard some great things about that card and it is $20 cheaper.
Edited by Febreze - 1/30/11 at 10:00am
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for just 30 bucks more you can get Gigabyte GTX 560 factory overclocked to 900 Mhz
also that builder series psu is not that great , if u are looking for something more future proof (sli in future for example since u getting asus pro board which supports dual x8 ) get this Antec 750w 80+ modular for 80$ as far as ram , dont get fooled by G.Skill X series which bare "Sandy Bridge certified" tag on them , doesnt mean u cant find cheaper and better ram for ur SB build , this Kingston 4GB 1600 Mhz kit can do 2000 Mhz on CAS 9 and 1600 Mhz on CAS 7\8 and also costs you 40$ AR
other then that great build enjoy smile.gif
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post #8 of 8
Change the PSU to this. Its a hell of a lot better.

I'd also switch the HDD to a 1TB Samsung F3, and I'd switch the GPU to the Gigabyte GTX 560 that RabbitGT posted.
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