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    So I have a tower

    But it has jack shit, like 700mb ram 60gb hdd 128mb gfx
    from these pics, would it be worth it to keep the tower and just get some parts for it?

    parts must be from NZ as well
    http://i.imgur.com/00yqM.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/RaCo3.jpg
    Money is a really big issue
    I'm looking for something around 4gb ram 500gb hd and 1gb gfx i3/i5
    I don't know much so correct me if that's all retarded
    The cheapest possible as well, but I want it to still work nicely
    If you got some parts down, what's the best game it can run at what settings?








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    I don't see why you can't find those parts yourself.

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    Looks like a hella old build, I doubt there's much you can salvage from it. The chipset / cpu / ram is probs hella old and useless, the psu too weak and the HDD / GPU look downright sucky. Imo you should just go for a totally new build, if you link me to some NZ stores or search engines and gimme your budget (w/o shipping) I can try to make a suggested build

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    Price spy would probably be the better option to look for cheaper prices, but it isn't always accurate
    PriceSpy - The new generation of price comparisons
    Don't really have a budget but defo under $1000NZD





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    If you're 'willing' to spend a little over $950 USD you can get yourself quite a nice (budget game) PC.
    (These are prices I found on Dutch websites, mainly because I couldn't find all parts I had in mind on your website but you could find something similar)

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    Processors:   	AMD Athlon II X3 450	                          € 75,09
    CPU-cooler:      Cooler Master Hyper TX3	                  € 22,00
    RAM:          	2x 8 GB (2x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 / 1600	          € 63,80
    Motherboard:	ASUS M5A97 Pro	                                  € 100,13
    Videocard:   	XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition V2 1GB	          € 168,95
    HDD:          	Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (SATA3)           € 199,77
    PSU:          	Nexus RX-5300 Modular 530W	                  € 78,20
    
    Total: € 707,94 ($ 957,20)
    Last edited by Ravallo; 11-17-2011 at 04:41 PM.


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravallo View Post
    If you're 'willing' to spend a little over $950 USD you can get yourself quite a nice (budget game) PC.
    (These are prices I found on Dutch websites, mainly because I couldn't find all parts I had in mind on your website but you could find something similar)

    Code:
    Processors:   	AMD Athlon II X3 450	                          € 75,09
    CPU-cooler:      Cooler Master Hyper TX3	                  € 22,00
    RAM:          	2x 8 GB (2x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 / 1600	          € 63,80
    Motherboard:	ASUS M5A97 Pro	                                  € 100,13
    Videocard:   	XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition V2 1GB	          € 168,95
    HDD:          	Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (SATA3)           € 199,77
    PSU:          	Nexus RX-5300 Modular 530W	                  € 78,20
    
    Total: € 707,94 ($ 957,20)
    Those be some shitty prices ... 700 euros gets you a far better build in Austria


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravallo View Post
    If you're 'willing' to spend a little over $950 USD you can get yourself quite a nice (budget game) PC.
    (These are prices I found on Dutch websites, mainly because I couldn't find all parts I had in mind on your website but you could find something similar)

    Code:
    Processors:   	AMD Athlon II X3 450	                          € 75,09
    CPU-cooler:      Cooler Master Hyper TX3	                  € 22,00
    RAM:          	2x 8 GB (2x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 / 1600	          € 63,80
    Motherboard:	ASUS M5A97 Pro	                                  € 100,13
    Videocard:   	XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition V2 1GB	          € 168,95
    HDD:          	Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (SATA3)           € 199,77
    PSU:          	Nexus RX-5300 Modular 530W	                  € 78,20
    
    Total: € 707,94 ($ 957,20)
    Think that's a little bit too expensive for me





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    Dunno what's shipping like in NZ, if you need to save money just get the 6850 instead of the 6950.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post


    Dunno what's shipping like in NZ, if you need to save money just get the 6850 instead of the 6950.
    Thanks, how big is the difference between the 850 and 950?
    Performance wise, would it mean I would have to play on lower settings?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Love View Post

    Thanks, how big is the difference between the 850 and 950?
    Performance wise, would it mean I would have to play on lower settings?
    Depending on the game, yeah. This is a fps benchmark from Anno 1404 @ 1920*1200 max settings:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    Depending on the game, yeah. This is a fps benchmark from Anno 1404 @ 1920*1200 max settings:

    but the 850 would run games like L4D2 and BC2 easily on the highest settings though?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Love View Post

    but the 850 would run games like L4D2 and BC2 easily on the highest settings though?
    I don't think L4D2 would be a problem if you're using preset gfx settings, BC2 should get around 40-ish fps on maxed out quality @ 1920*1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    I don't think L4D2 would be a problem if you're using preset gfx settings, BC2 should get around 40-ish fps on maxed out quality @ 1920*1200.
    and with a smaller screen it could run at better fps?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Love View Post

    and with a smaller screen it could run at better fps?
    Yuppers, always does (at least when the gpu is the limiting factor, as is in most cases).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    Yuppers, always does (at least when the gpu is the limiting factor, as is in most cases).
    you're much better than google
    Could you guess what settings that build with the 6850 with a 19" monitor it would run skyrim at?





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