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I'm Looking To Upgrade My Current Computer And I'm Planning To Salvage The 2 sata3 hard drives and my dvd-burner which is IDE.

Case ~ Thermaltake Soprano DX VE7000BWS

PSU ~ http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153038


GFX ~ ASUS EAH3870 TOP/G/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 3870 512MB

CPU ~ Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz

RAM ~Undecided

Well At This Point Im Not To Keen On That Motherboard so the ram will be mostly dictated on that at the moment. Id like to keep this around 1000$ if not less. Ill be using the computer mainly for multimedia and games but nothing like hard core video editing. If You Have Any Suggestions on any of the parts that would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks In Advance For Any Feedback
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Hello zanhaler,

I'd go with this power supply as it's cheaper than the one you have selected and corsair makes great PSU. And from the reviews I've read (there's actually a review of it on this site here ) every body's been happy with it.

Seeing as the hd3870 is just a little cheaper than the 8800GT, you'd be better off spending the extra $20 or so as the performance increase is well above the hd3870.
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May I suggest you to seek a cheaper Motherboard but a better Processor? unless you want to do CrossFire, I suggest you to get a cheaper P35-based motherboard. Since I belive you more into hi-end hardware, I'm suggesting you Foxconn Mars.. below are some reviews on it


So, the remaining money you could use to buy a better processor.. Either Q6600 or Q9300, or if you just want a dual-core, you might want a E8400..

Do you do a lot of gaming? :)
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