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Originally Posted by FlawleZ View Post
What? Why would you suggest such a senseless move as that?
This.
Put the money toward a AM3+ board in a couple weeks and a cheap CPU for the time being until you can either afford a 8 core bulldozer beast or the price drops when the platform ages.
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post #12 of 32
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I wouldnt spend any money on a E-machines system. Sell it on ebay, with the money you got for it, put towards a Pentium 4 or even a pentium D.
Wow man, no don't do that. Im on a phone and its a pain to login but had to advise against that. Its basically a pointless upgrade, you'll go from running no games to running no games with a lighter wallet. My bets to sell it and get a cheap AM3+ like suggested above, throw in an AM3 phenomIIx2 or something and keep upgrade options open. Those boards will also likely support some sort of decent integrated if youre short on cash for the time being.
Edited by Vap0r87 - 3/2/11 at 8:46am
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Never buying a laptop again, and I guess I'm basically screwed until I can afford a new pc. Ive got around $300 plus whatever I can get from selling the emachines to invest in a new PC right now. What would be the best bang for my buck under like $650? (wish college wasn't taking all my money)
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What? Why would you suggest such a senseless move as that?
Because P4's are A LOT better than any Celery..

You can pick up Pentium 4's for as cheap as chips.
Seriously less than £40 here in the UK. (P4 HT 3ghz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD)
    
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I would highly recommend that you look into an AMD desktop build. An Athlon dual/tripple/quad core rig with a nice gpu will be around $600 for a quad core, around $450 for a dual core.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883108459

Invest $100 into a good GPU and you're set.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-338-_-Product

The power supply won't have any trouble keeping up with the 5770 and a quad core like that will have you set for a while.


If you don't mind refurbished, perhaps look into this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883147590
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post #16 of 32
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Because P4's are A LOT better than any Celery..

You can pick up Pentium 4's for as cheap as chips.
Seriously less than £40 here in the UK. (P4 HT 3ghz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD)
Wrong. Especially for the games he wants to play. Netburst is Netburst. Unless you are referring to HT, which another bag of problems. Like other have mentioned, it's best to just leave 478 in the past and try something new.
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Or if you'd be interested in customizing your own build, check this out.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/G...ra_7000_Elite/

I wouldn't recommend water-cooling however, just a decent air-cooling HSF will work fine.
    
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post #18 of 32
Get a new PC, you can buy second hand parts too from good sellers from Ebay..


Get a CPU, Intel, Dual Core or a Cheap Quad Core, ($50 - $150)

Get a decent LGA775 P35 or P45 Mobo from Gigabyte or ASUS (ASUS p5 series comes to mind $50 - $100)

AMD 4850 or HD4870 1GB preferably (they sell for around $60 second hand,

Get some decent 2GB - 4GB Ram (DDR 2 or DDR 3 if the mobo supports DDR3... should be between $50 - 100)

as long as you dont Oc, then you can run most games in high medium settings up to 1920x1080

Get them all second hand if you can since you are on a very tight budget,
post #19 of 32
^That or maybe an Athlon II X3 or X4, the cheapest AM3 mobo you could find, Nvidia GTS450, 4 gigs of budget ddr3 1333mhz ram and reuse the hard drive, case and psu from the emachines unit.
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and psu from the emachines unit.
For the love of god don't put your shiny new system at risk with a bottom-of-the-bin budget PSU that has a high failure rate at a lower power utilization.
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