Need new pc

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  1. DarkArmadillo
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    I could use a new pc, because the my laptop (i3 2.8Ghz, Ati onboard card) can't handle the latest games.

    Tower: MS-Tech CA-0300 Stingray SE
    Motherboard: Asrock 870 Extreme3
    Power Supply: Antec HCG-620
    RAM memory: Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
    CPU cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B
    Videocard: MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5
    Harddisk: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ, 1TB
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C

    This is what I have in mind, I read reviews and searched info about the stuff.
    I could use some advice before I buy this all tho. Will this whole system work, and is there something that limits the pc in his performance (maybe is the videocard a bit overdone [​IMG] ) ?
     
  2. Originality

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    Core i3 is still a very good CPU. Using integrated graphics, I'm not surprised it can't handle the latest games. Have you considered getting an actual graphics card and sticking it in? Or are you worried about your power supply being insufficient for a graphics card?

    EDIT: I misread the post and didn't see that it's a laptop.
    Here's a generic guide/table for PC parts:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

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    Alternate has the MSI GPU for 180 bucks, might want to order that one in advance, you never know when that deal is gone (it lasts as long as stock lasts).

    Anyway, if you can wait for a longer time, wait for Bulldozer. It's going to make a lot of buzz, I'm sure of that!

    Anyway, the only bottleneck in this build is the HDD...
    What's the budget?
     
  4. twiztidsinz

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    You (typically) can't add graphics cards to laptops, so it's a rather moot point.
     
  5. DarkArmadillo
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    The budget is around 700 euro.
    I made the list on tweakers, everything with the prices are on that site. wishlist + prices

    I heard about the new Bulldozer processors coming around June. Maybe I could wait. But how expensive will that processor be?
    I'm not going for a SSD yet. Too expensive, not really worth my money.

    edit: oh and yes, I'm going for that MSI HD6950 2GB card from alternate ;D
     
  6. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

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    Bulldozer is rumored to go for the same price as same-performance (is that a word? spell-check doesn't mark it...) Sandy Bitch processors, but, knowing AMD, they'll probably go for less, since AMD generally has a better price/performance ratio.
     
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    Reserve your judgements on Bulldozer until it's out. And since it's a few months to come yet, Sandy Bridge CPUs are the best choice for the time being.
     
  8. itchigo

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    In my opinion i think you should go with 5870 gpu because it just as much fast as the 6950 and it cost less too.
     
  9. Berthenk

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    It isn't cheaper at all, the cheapest 5870 costs 20 euro's more than the 6950 (not counting shipping), and consumes more power, too.
     
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    really wow but here in US the 5870 cost about $50 less than the 6950
     
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    im only seeing about $15 difference
     
  12. itchigo

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    i think it the depend on which gpu you want and if u go with the 6950 with 2gb memory it cost more than the 6950 with 1gb memory.
    But still the 5870 cost less and just as fast [​IMG]