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    Need new computer

    Okay Ive posted this sort of thing before but this time its for real. Ive planned out right that my tax returns are going to go towards a nice new computer thats a long time coming. But, its been a long time since Ive looked at any hardware and I dont know where to start besides knowing that I want at least 8 gigs ram and a 1 tb hard drive. I need some help, in a bad way. Ive got a $1000 budget and at this point I need some tips on parts. At this point I would even go back to Cyberpower that I bought my old pc but i dunno. Any knowledge could help.


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    Re: Need new computer

    Also act fast. If you dont buy chickens cards, I will. Im just waiting on the IRS too

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    Re: Need new computer

    wow thats awesome. thanks dude. dont have my refund yet ill work with that.


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    Re: Need new computer

    i can make you a few more configurations if you give me a little detail on what you prefer/want etc

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    Re: Need new computer

    i dont mean to hijack but can u talk a bit about the FX line of processors? Is this a step up from the Phenom 2's?

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    Re: Need new computer

    its the next step up yes, and below are comparison charts from amd for your use.


    AMD FX Model Number Comparison

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    Re: Need new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecip View Post
    i dont mean to hijack but can u talk a bit about the FX line of processors? Is this a step up from the Phenom 2's?
    I can vouch for the FX-8350. It's been able to easily handle everything I can throw at it.

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    Re: Need new computer

    if he had 2 grand to spend, this build would have went a totally different direction, but for a grand, i think he would get the best bang for buck with the fx series cpus, as long as he matches the cpu up with proper ram, gpus, and components.

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    Re: Need new computer

    Might as well spend another 100 bucks and get the FX8350 from what I'm seeing.

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    Re: Need new computer

    if he could swing it, why not. but i dont think he needs it just yet.

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    Re: Need new computer

    I love my AMD FX-6200! it was a huge boost from my phenom 2
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    Re: Need new computer

    I have an 8350 and it was a huge upgrade over my old phenom 2 x4

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    Re: Need new computer

    I almost broke down and got a computer from best buy today that was in some ways even better than all this. FX6200 6 core processor, only 10 gigs of memory, 1.5 tb hard drive. All for only 800. Two things that stopped me were that I dont know what the motherboard is and the video card was a Radeon HD 7570, which I googled and a few people said it wasnt that good. Replacing it after buying would mean potentially getting a better power supply. So im asking opinions.

    Edit: Nevermind Im not going with that. The power supply is only 450W and a review says its integrated so I cant upgrade it. It was almost a nice easy solution but I think I know what Ill do from here.
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    Re: Need new computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Echo136 View Post
    I almost broke down and got a computer from best buy today that was in some ways even better than all this. FX6200 6 core processor, only 10 gigs of memory, 1.5 tb hard drive. All for only 800. Two things that stopped me were that I dont know what the motherboard is and the video card was a Radeon HD 7570, which I googled and a few people said it wasnt that good. Replacing it after buying would mean potentially getting a better power supply. So im asking opinions.

    Edit: Nevermind Im not going with that. The power supply is only 450W and a review says its integrated so I cant upgrade it. It was almost a nice easy solution but I think I know what Ill do from here.
    almost all computers that you will find at best buy or any other store like that is going to have the minimum PSU to run the system
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