HElp needed in buiding computer

syavash

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Hello folks,

I am going to build a gaming PC end of this month. I am going to get mone in two halves so will have to buy some inferior pars and lter upgrade them in OCtober. This is what I have decided:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz
Intel DG31PR
Kingston HyperX 2GB RAM
WD 320GB HDD
Palit HD4850 512mb 256bits Sonic Edition
CoolerMaster 600watts PSU
CoolerMaster Elite 335

Later on in October I plan to:

1) Replace DG31PR with DP45SG (p45 based crossfireX motherboard)
2) Replace HyperX DDr2 RAM with Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333Mhz 4GB RAM
3) Replace casing f neccesary to Coolermaster CM690

In short I will skimp on the mobo,casing and ram and later on upgarde them.

DO you think I should do this or upgarde something else.

I would appreciatte ur help and if you could refer parts mentioned on www.galaxy.com.pk only since these are the parts available to me in pakistan.

Looking forward
Syavash
 

tecmo34

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Please review this thread.... *How To Ask For New Build Advice*. It is very helpful to complete this format so we can better help you out.

What I can see is if you using the computer for Gaming mostly... I would recommend changing the Q8200 for the INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.0Ghz (6MB CACHE - 1333Mhz FSB). You'll see much better results in games with the higher clock speeds at the same price.

I wouldn't recommend the MOBO your choose for either now and October. I would stick with an ASUS board that fits within your budget. They will provide much better OC'ing ability and all around better... IMO. Also, you don't need to go to DDR3 in October. You won't see that much difference, if at all, with your selected parts. Same the money and upgrade to a better MOBO & DDR2 memory.



 

syavash

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ok thanks, what abt getting the Asus P5Q-C later on and 4GB HyperX RAM.
 

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syavash

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well on another site i did find another board, the Asus P5K-V, it supports crossfire and still has ddr2 ram so I wont need to change that. It looks lik a good deal, What do u think? It costs PKR9000 (112dollars)

http://ca.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=542&l4=0&model=1652&modelmenu=1

 

tecmo34

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The GTX260 is a great card!! I'm running two in SLI.

You would benefit most by sticking with the HD4850, since your MOBO supports Crossfire. This will allow you to add a second HD4850 down the road, which will make it better than the GTX260. If you don't ever plan on running a Crossfire setup, I would run the GTX260, since it is a better single card than the HD4850.