computer Upgrades

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by HeavyHitta, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. HeavyHitta

    HeavyHitta New Member

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    I have a compaq presario and i am going to build a computer but i dont have all the money now. I want to get a Case,GPU,PSU and 2 gigs of ddr2 ram. Can i do this for 350??? Im going to use the motherboard and CPU from the compaq untill i can get some more money. Any suggesting a 4870 or 4890 GPU is what im looking to get..
     
  2. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

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    What motherboard does your Compaq have? A 4870/4890 will run you about $150/$200. I guess $350 could be done, but you'll end up with a really crappy low end case and a low to mid range CPU.
     
  3. HeavyHitta

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    Im keeping the CPU and Motherboard for now just want theat other stuff.
     
  4. Bodaggit23

    Bodaggit23 New Member

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    We must know which Presario you have in order to help you.
     
  5. Viking

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    What are you going to be using the PC for? Gaming / surfing the web / doing office type work?. The ram part is the easiest, DDR2 ram right now is cheap, you probably could get 4 gigs for about $60.
    Is the motherboard in your Compaq proprietary?
    I just made a nice PC for myself using an ASUS P5Q mainboard and Saphire Toxic Vid card. If it were me I would wait and save up another $150, maybe more. You will be glad you did in the long run and not wishing you had something better in 8 or 9 months.
     
  6. HeavyHitta

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    Ok its a compaq presario SR5123WM. Going to be using it for gaming. Only gonna use this motherboard and cpu for about a month. Then get a new one.
     
  7. daisymtc

    daisymtc Active Member

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    You should be able to get 4890 within $350 - 360
    case - $60
    PSU - $70
    RAM - $30
     
  8. LA1

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  9. Fatback

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    I would go with this

    Case Free shipping with promo code BTS042
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

    PSU $5 off with promo code EMCLWNL37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    GPU Free Stormrise game w/ purchase
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161276

    Total should come to about $365 with shipping a little over budget but way worth the extra everything is the best quality you can get at those prices.
     
  10. HeavyHitta

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  11. Fatback

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    That PSU is fine but I wouldn't trust it with a 4890 but if you won't a 4870 then it's fine. I have used that case before and it is a pretty good case the only thing I don't like about it is it has no cable management holes but that is just a personal problem really. You posted the same link to the GPU that you posted to the case and PSU so I don't know what GPU it is.
     
  12. HeavyHitta

    HeavyHitta New Member

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  13. Fatback

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    Get this 4870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150394 it's cheaper and the only difference between the two is the more expensive one is already overclocked which isn't worth the money seeing how easy it is to OC a GPU really all you have to do is press a button in CCC and it will OC the card for you.

    I don't trust that PSU with a 4890 it could power it but depending on what else you have in you system it might be to close of a call better to be safe then sorry.

    Have you looked around for other combo deals with cases that you like look for combo deals with these brand PSU PC Power and cooling, Corsair, OCZ, Antec, Thermaltake, FSP, Seasonic, Xclio, Silverstone, Zalman, Cooler Master, etc.
     
  14. HeavyHitta

    HeavyHitta New Member

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    this case will hold my motherboard right.
     
  15. JareeB

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  16. Fatback

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    All those cases are off brand the only ones that are not are the Antec ones and they all cost more there then they do at newegg.
     
  17. JareeB

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    so i have the cheapest one on that site and it works just fine
     
  18. Fatback

    Fatback VIP Member

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    Yea but you don't have a huge GPU and heavy PSU in there either your whole computer is pretty much low quality parts he won't a quality computer that will last for a while. You get what you pay remember that.
     
  19. JareeB

    JareeB Active Member

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    okay but the case is pretty strong
     
  20. Fatback

    Fatback VIP Member

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    It is made out of steal right then of course it is strong but when you compare it to a brand like Antec or thermaltake it would be like comparing a Toyota to a Ferrari it just not as good.
     

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