magicjames92, on 20 April 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:
So I've come to the decision that while having the portability of a laptop can be really nice, I don't use it enough for me personally to have to split my money between 2 computers. So, I'm upgrading my desktop and selling my laptop.
So I'm Selling:
Asus M3N72D Motherboard - $60
4gb ddr2 ram - $20
Radeon hd 5770 (sapphire) - $90
450W psu - $20
Alienware m14x (14" screen)
i7 cpu @ 2ghz
gt 555m grphx card
Includes TactX Headset and Orion Backpack
Like New condition, with box, manuals and all
My new upgrade:
(Whenever it's back in stock. Anyone have an idea when that might be by the way?)
Any thoughts? Better choices, compatibility? (My cpu is a Phenom II X4 3ghz btw)
And my goal is to be able to run most games at the highest settings for over a year, at 1080p, and in 3d(720p). I know that the 680 might be a bit overkill at the moment but I'd rather not be behind a generation.
I'm not going to comment on the parts you are selling (considering the majority of them used to be mine when I sold them to you xD ).
Anyway, for the new parts, a few comments. STAY AWAY FROM THE NEW AMD STUFF. Seriously, it's not worth it. The quality of their parts has gone down recently and if you ever plan on getting one of the new AMD CPU's, you will be in for a big disappointment. I'm not sure what you're budget is, however, I recommend breaking down and grabbing a Sandy Bridge CPU (preferably the i5 unless you really need the performance from the i7 with hyper-threading); the performance gains you will find on that compared to what you have now will be amazing.
CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131792
Memory - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314
Video Card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127567
Power Supply - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020
The above should be a nice list. I changed the power supply to a Corsair 650 watt; for a few dollars more, the extra reliability that Corsair is really known for is nice. I also changed the 680 to a 580 because while the increased performance in the 680 is nice, you'd still have to wait for the supply to come back in (and they are in very high demand at the moment) and honestly, you shouldn't have any problems with any games for awhile with a single 580.
The list might seem a tad bit expensive (comes in at around $925 before shipping), but it will be well worth it if you truly want to be able to play future games for a few years with the settings cranked up.