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Help with building a desktop PC

By dartz592
Sep 29, 2009
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  1. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903   +99

    By normal office use do you mean very heavy multitasking? Because with 8GB or RAM and the Quad you will have some serious power at hand. Everything there should be compatible, only suggestion is a more capable Graphics solution maybe a HD 4670 or even the HD 4830 with the later you would have good office PC with gaming potential.
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i second rits build :)
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Get rid of the DDR3 board and swap it for the DDR2 version (GA-MA770-UD3). You can then get an inexpensive 4GB DDR2 kit from Corsair, Crucial, OCZ, Kingston or G.SKILL to go with it. I also recommend going with a dual-core CPU like the Athlon II X2 250 and the HD 4670, as well as the Corsair 400CX PSU. That would bring the cost down by a lot and still give you enough power for WoW and office use.

    IMO, you do not need the extra power of the quad-core CPU and the video card, as well as the 650W PSU. The DDR3 RAM also holds no advantage for you.
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    rage i tihnk if he is going to build a new computer he might as well build one he can upgrade and a dd2 build is not the way to go imo.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Hi Rage, I think an AM3 / DDR3 system provides a better upgrade path for later. Also, the system I recommended is cheaper than the initial build he had in mind. :)
  7. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    im with ritwik on this one :)
  8. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903   +99

    Shows how little I know about AMD CPUs :p Darn silly withs its AM2, AM2+, AM3 shenanigans...

    Anyways, Ritwik gets my vote too.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    An AM3 upgrade path is not needed for an office PC IMO. It is just a waste of cash.
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    If the only purpose of the PC is office use and WoW (no other new games), then I'll say that the OP might as well go with Rage's suggestions.
     
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