[C&C]Computer Build for 16th

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Krysis, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Krysis

    Krysis New Member

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    Well its my 16th birthday on the 18th and I'm convincing my parents into letting me do a build (instead of a car*). I want a budget gamer for all the new games that are coming out. Right now I have two lists(below). My questions are which have the most potential for upgrades in the future and which one is going to be a better system. I am planning on OCing the system a reasonable amount as well. These are only thoughts of mine, budget is around 700 to 800 USD. Thanks for the advice!

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14675588

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14675188

    *Cant get a car b/c I can't have one at my boarding school
     
  2. bomberboysk

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    For gaming you would be better off with the first one.
     
  3. Krysis

    Krysis New Member

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    Should I switch the Phenom II X3 Black ed. with the Phenom II X4? Is it worth the extra $70?
     
  4. Bigwoods

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    Get the car, sell it right away and imagine the endless possibilities to your building!
     
  5. bomberboysk

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    The Phenom II X4 920 is only $40 more, and would be worth it.
     
  6. pfig88

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    I second the get a car and sell it notion - how many build will that get you? ;)
     
  7. Bodaggit23

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    Someone forgot to mention that the Phenom II X4 920 won't work on the
    motherboard in the same build.
     
  8. Krysis

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    So the Phenom II X4 920 wont work if i switched it to the first build?
     
  9. bomberboysk

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    It will work in the first build, the second build though(with the DDR3 memory and AM3 motherboard) will not work with the cpu as it is an AM2+ cpu.
     
  10. Bodaggit23

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    Yes it would because the board in the first build is AM3/AM2+/AM2
     
  11. Krysis

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    Oh so your saying that my second build just doesn't work.
     
  12. bomberboysk

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    Pretty much
     
  13. Bodaggit23

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  14. Krysis

    Krysis New Member

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    Will the 650w psu be enough? And would a GTX 260 be better?
     
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  15. reddevil6

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    na the 4890 is better than the GTX 260.

    EDIT: and the PSU in both builds will have enough power
     
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  16. khom562

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    dam you car! :mad: lol but sheesh imagine how your computer would be! :D
     
  17. Krysis

    Krysis New Member

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    Yeah what I could do with all the money i would make from selling my dads 65' mustang....
     
  18. bomberboysk

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    Heh, '65 mustang>better rig. Mustangs gain value, computers lose value;)
     
  19. khom562

    khom562 Member

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    so true bomberboysk! GIVE ME YOUR CAR Krysis! LOL :p
     
  20. Krysis

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