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  1. Original Thread

    I've been told I should come here with this. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Hardly visit these forums, but I do find them to be valuable.

    Anyways, I am currently formulating plans for building EDIII (a new computer). I haven't built a computer for five years and my choices in parts now, compared to then, are mind boggling and somewhat overwhelming. It looks like I can build a computer that's at least twice as fast for about half the price of what I built this one. I want to build a new one because I am starting to feel the pull of newer games, but this computer (EDII) has no chance of running them.

    As for budget? I'm not looking to spend more than $400-$500. I know I want to get 4gb ram, and I know I want at least a 3ghz clockspeed processor.

    I need your guys' help! You can help me by answering these questions:

    Are there products (specific brands/makers) I should stay away from? For instance, Nvidia vs Ati, Intel vs AMD, etc.

    Are there products (specific brands/makers) that I should definitely go for?

    How important is it to get a high memory video card? How much is enough when it comes to video cards? How important is clock speed on video cards?

    I will be searching out advice from elsewhere on the web, but I figured I'd ask here, first.

    Anything else you guys can think of to add would be great.


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    2. Maes


      Well, he could always make a triple- or quad-boot Hackintosh ;-)

      OSX is worth using at least once to experience some convenient features like e.g. DMG disk images and the user interface. But for games and multimedia for the masses...PCs still rule.

    3. spank


      Maes said:

      Good job, malaka. Keep it up. Way to ruin a thread by jumping into some gratuitous trolling bandwagon. I've had my share of pointless and unprovoked flamewars, but this one gets the cake.

      And with his budget, he can afford a used G5, at most :-p

      Who are you calling a malaka, paneleiro? :) Let a guy throw a joke.

      Anyway, seems like AMD takes the crown for the budget market. I'm surprised.

    4. Maes


      Well, there have been a lot of malakies said in this thread.