Start from the bare necessities and see if everything starts up.
Take it step by step.
Excellent choice of parts by Bennyboy.
If you have to get a rig right now, it has to be AMD simply because of its superior price/performance,...
It was on Intel's roadmap for a Q4'10 launch but apparently it has been postponed to Q1'11. :mad:
Excellent build, but you could go even cheaper on the motherboard to save a few extra bucks. Biostar A780L3G?
As a general rule of thumb, the price/performance of AMD vs Nvidia is nearly the same. However the AMD cards tend to be less power hungry and thus...
Intel is coming out with the 600GB SSD this year, so we should see TB drives in a couple of years.
And even if everyone starts storing their...
Go for a 5670.
Don't bother changing the CPU, that's still an excellent processor. A friend's rig with E6300 @ 1.86ghz paired with a 4770 was...
Or you could dump the whole rig, could still be worth $300.
Then build yourself a spanking new rig with a bit of a top up.
I am not familiar with the failure rates of the large drives these days. I do know for a fact that the 2TB drives seem to fail more frequently,...
Go for the i5 Sandy Bridge processor. It's as good as the older core entry level i7s in benchmarks.
The resale value will be much higher,...
Go for at least a 5770, preferably 5850 if you want to game properly on 1920x1080.
Couple that with at least a decent 500W PSU.
Good build, the SBs are real fast at photoshop.
You could consider geting KVR instead of the Gskill RAM, will save quite a bit. 4GB might be...
Sounds like you could use a new graphics card!
Of course you have to make sure that your CPU is decent as well. RAM and your PSU might also be...
A generic PSU with GTX470? That's a no-no.
With a $500 budget I'd say go for AMD.
I just built a AMD X3 445 + 5770 + Biostar A880G+. Incredibly fast system, no kidding.
I'd say the first thing you should get upgraded is the graphics card.
Otherwise you could do a complete overhaul, although I would wait for...
Despite what my nick means, no.
I'm dying to get my hands on 1PB drives.
we now have 3TB drives don't we?
when will be getting 1PB drives, anyone?
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