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Desktop PC build idea

By manolis69
Jan 30, 2011
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  1. I was thinking to spend around 300-400 euros to upgrade my pc. So i made a potential list:

    Intel Core i5 760 (s1156, 2,8GHz, 8MB, L3 Cache, Box)
    MSI BIG BANG-TRINERGY RETAIL
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit (2x4GB, PC3-12800, 9-9-9-24, CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB

    The other parts i dont want to replace them as i think their ok.So i will keep
    My Ati Hd 5770
    Corsair Tx650w
    Thermaltake Kandalf Chassis

    So it could be helpful if u share any ideas for better build with the same price :)
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I would go with either an AMD Phenom II X6 or the newer Intel Sandy Bridge (i5 2400 or 2500) for a CPU.
     
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i think a sandy bridge build would be the best bet in your situation.
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    What situation Klep? he/she didn't even say what they use their machine for for.


    ....BTW, what do you use your machine for?
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    And what is in your computer currently?
     
  6. manolis69

    manolis69 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It's pretty old got this build since 2006.
    AMD Athlon64 3800+
    Msi K9N Platinum
    Ati 5770 HD (was bought one year ago)
    Corsair TXEU 650w (was bought some days ago cause the old one died :p)
    Thermaltake Kandalf Chassis
    2 x 1 Kingston HyperX
    And i dont really remember what HDD i bought back then and i cant find it right now cause i am posting from another pc away from home
    Sorry for not mentioning what i need this build for btw.I used to be a hardcore gamer but now i am not really up to it. I want a pc to play some games every now and then and be smooth for programming as i need it for my college.
     
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The above components that you've selected would do fine. Just pick a different CPU / motherboard than the i5 760. The Phenom II X6 1055T or the Intel i5 2400 cost about the same and perform better.
     
  8. manolis69

    manolis69 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks a lot for the help :)
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

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