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Archived Post 02-08-2010 10:58 AM

New PC advice
 
Well it seems STO has fried my PC, everything went dark last night, so now im looking to get a new PC, but im a bit lost as to what is the best tech available.

Basically i need to know which processors and video cards are the best to go for, my old PC was an Intel Quad core with a 8800GTS gfx card, so im looking to upgrade from that, but not by too much...money isnt exactly flowing freely right now...

so any advice would be welcome

Archived Post 02-08-2010 11:30 AM

wow that slipped fast...bit of bumpage needed i think

Archived Post 02-08-2010 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Chugster (Post 1998594)
wow that slipped fast...bit of bumpage needed i think

First step: Determine the problem. I once had a PC seem to die. The graphics card went, but the main board was fine.

Second step: Realize that this isn't forum you're looking for. Ten Forward is a bit odd, to say the least. If you need a quick response a generalist gaming forum dedicated to hardware is probably the place you want to be.

Not saying you shouldn't post here. Just saying the turn around time is utterly random.

Third step: Look at the Recommended requirements and double that. :)

Fourth step: Look at the amount of money you have to buy new components/systems and multiply by .75. That's what you can afford.

Fifth step: Find hardware that fits both the third and fourth steps. Repost this question with specific mention of the hardware you've found.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 12:00 PM

go for a i5 or i7 at less 4 gb ram . the ati 5750 or ati 5770 there good priced cards

Archived Post 02-08-2010 12:01 PM

Your 8800 GT is fine. Upgrading won't net you much of a return if you're looking for a mild upgrade. The big gains would be (Nvidia-wise) a 260 gtx or higher. A 4800 series ATi card would produce similar results. Find out why your computer took a dump before you decide to upgrade parts. Save yourself some money. Unless you're running a Core Duo, your dual core should be fine.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 12:10 PM

well tbh, im thinking of a brand new PC rather than repairing/upgrading...its been 2 years since i bought it so a total upgrade is justifiable, and really a heck of a lot easier that trying revive my current PC

Archived Post 02-08-2010 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chugster (Post 1999210)
well tbh, im thinking of a brand new PC rather than repairing/upgrading...its been 2 years since i bought it so a total upgrade is justifiable, and really a heck of a lot easier that trying revive my current PC

If you got money, then sure.

i7 w/275 gtx or better imo.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 01:27 PM

All modern PC's generate alot of heat inside the case so.....

PLENTY OF COOLING is required.

Keep it cool and it shouldn't fry...

Archived Post 02-08-2010 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Baker
All modern PC's generate alot of heat inside the case so.....

PLENTY OF COOLING is required.

Keep it cool and it shouldn't fry...

not if you forgo a gpu. :p

Archived Post 02-08-2010 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chugster (Post 1998101)
Well it seems STO has fried my PC, everything went dark last night, so now im looking to get a new PC, but im a bit lost as to what is the best tech available.

Basically i need to know which processors and video cards are the best to go for, my old PC was an Intel Quad core with a 8800GTS gfx card, so im looking to upgrade from that, but not by too much...money isnt exactly flowing freely right now...

so any advice would be welcome


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