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prototype
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whats a mid range nvidia card thats cheap for how powerful it is

The main game I play is the Arma2 mod DayZ
I also play BC2 and CSS on steam from time to time

The games that I cant currently play that I would like to be able to at least on low to medium settings with a 1920 x 1280 resolution

DayZ SA
BF3 and BF4
Arma 3
Max Payne 3
pirana6
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+625|3759|Washington St.
Well wait, lets start over. What's your budget on a new machine, and what do you need? (as opposed to what you can harvest from the old one, e.g. DVD drive, hard drive, etc. Keep in mind you MAY need to reinstall/rebuild your OS on your HD so I hope you have some place to transfer off your files while you do that, like an external HD or a friends spare).

My guess is you'll need a mobo, ram, and CPU (duh). You have the PSU. You may need a new HD and possibly Windows OS (unless you have the key from your current version). Are you sure you need a video card? That one looks fine for a mid-range computer.
prototype
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i was hoping my current card, the 9800GT would be fine, i was asking your opinion about it

I have lots of spare external hdds laying around and I have windows xp and windows 7 pro with keys

Last edited by prototype (2014-06-26 19:27:55)

coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4177|England. Stoke
That card should be fine but will bottleneck.
What's your budget?
pirana6
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+625|3759|Washington St.
Yeah that card will be fine and if you want to upgrade it later you can. And since you have HD's and OS keys, it sounds like you just need CPU, Mobo, RAM.

Budget?
prototype
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+52|3780
my budget is low but i would be able to spend maybe 100 to 150 on a new card

with that budget what card should i get
pirana6
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+625|3759|Washington St.
To be honest I think you should put that money towards your mobo/cpu/ram and just use your current card. Then whenever you have the money, just buy a nice new card for $100-$200 or whatever your budget allows.

If you buy budget pieces for your mobo/cpu/ram, you won't be able to utilize your nice video card since those other three things will be a major bottleneck.

but if you insist
Cheez
Herman is a warmaphrodite
+1,027|3907|King Of The Islands

Newegg Australia?

Holy shit! Guys! Newegg Australia... is expensive.
My state was founded by Batman. Your opinion is invalid.
prototype
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+52|3780
I would like to go with this board and ram , with a decent intel dual core CPU ( price around $50 - $100) what CPU would go best with that mobo and RAM that I listed below and what do you guys think about that mobo and ram choice ?

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-H81M-A-DDR3- … +Intel+H81

and

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2x2GB-Des … +ddr3+1333

Last edited by prototype (2014-06-28 15:14:49)

coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4177|England. Stoke
Doubt you'll get a "decent" Haswell CPU that cheap tbh, more like double it.
Although you could look look at the i3 4330, 40, 50 series they about they price range I believe.
I would also say try and get 8g of ram, which you could get for only about $25 more.

Last edited by coke (2014-06-28 16:06:50)

prototype
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pirana6
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+625|3759|Washington St.
Either of those i3's are fine.
prototype
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+52|3780
is there anything a little cheaper than those i3's that you would suggest ?
prototype
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+52|3780
pirana6
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+625|3759|Washington St.
It's cheaper... if that's what you want. The i3 will better handle your ram and video card and make gaming better. If you want a slightly worse gaming experience but more money, go with that last one.
Canin
Conservative Roman Catholic
+279|3943|Foothills of S. Carolina

What is your total budget? Newegg has some decent refurbished HP computers for around the 350.00 mark. I picked up one for my wife earlier this year and it does great for every day use and light gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6883148151

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6883148157

Last edited by Canin (2014-06-28 19:12:23)

prototype
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total budget is around $200

all i need is a mobo, cpu and ram

the stuff has to come from amazon because i have credit there
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4177|England. Stoke

prototype wrote:

why does it have to be a haswell cpu?
It doesn't have to be a Haswell if you choose a different motherboard, the one you picked is a 1150 socket so it has to be a an 1150 processor. Just make sure the numbers match.

The stuff pirana picked looks pretty good to me (maybe stretch to one of 4130 or 50's CPU if you can afford it).

Last edited by coke (2014-06-29 07:01:28)

prototype
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what do you guys think of this setup, would all these parts work together?

thanks for all the info/help

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Pentium-Pro … 64-8536657

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-H81M-A-DDR3- … +Intel+H81

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3-12800 … roduct_top

http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-H … y_pc_img_y

Last edited by prototype (2014-06-29 15:01:49)

prototype
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I think the only part i needed to replace was the CPU, which I could have bought a replacement Intel E6550 for 20 bucks.

I bought all this stuff I didnt need because i thought the mobo was the problem.

If the mobo led light comes on and there are no broken/leaky capacitors, does that mean the mobo is alright ?
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+280|4244|Moscow, Russia

prototype wrote:

If the mobo led light comes on and there are no broken/leaky capacitors, does that mean the mobo is alright?
no.
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.

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