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NEW Racing Tower

Discussion in 'Computer Specifications' started by Chub Hubb, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Chub Hubb

    Chub Hubb Hot Pass Member

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    I am just wondering what everyone is running would like to upgrade my tower to something faster and at least have 8gb of ram. Trying to get for under $500 are there any suggestions. Thanks in advanced.
     
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    I am getting ready to upgrade my station and going all out... Here is a site that I find very helpful. If you don't know how to build a pc, there are some great videos on youtube that will help you out. It's a good way to save some money and really get a beast of a computer!

    https://pcpartpicker.com/

     
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    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    I bought my Win10 dual core for $50 off a guy on Facebook, they only thing I need to do desperately is upgrade the video card, other then that it does everything I need it to do.
     
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  5. Chub Hubb

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    Does he sell computers?
     
  6. Chub Hubb

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    Thanks everyone for commenting I appreciate it!!!
     
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    ti2blegrr The King Of Hot Lapping

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    He's in my area and yes he does, look in your market place on FaceBook, there should be some good deals there.
     
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    I didn't even know there was a FB Market Place...
     
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  9. bungi43

    bungi43 That Guy

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    If you're looking to get a PC for NR2003 or iRacing, you can build one for well under 500 bucks. That PCPartPicker link above is useful.

    When doing the pricewatch, look at a lot of the places that do rebates or money back (newegg does it)...and don't be afraid to order in multiple shipments where you can use some of those mail in rebates.
     
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    Yep. I just bought a bass guitar last week and I live in a town of 600 people.
     
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  11. Chub Hubb

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    Will definitely keep in mind what is better now Pentium or AMD?
     
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    AMD is typically a little cheaper, but run a bit hotter.
    Do you play other games? I'll look in a bit and throw together a hypothetical build for you. Are there pieces you have you don't need to replace (like you should be able to transfer windows, do you have a solid power supply, etc)
     
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  13. bungi43

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    So I'm making a few assumptions

    1. You have a hard drive you can use
    2. You have a copy of windows you can use/transfer
    3. You have a PC tower you can use
    4. You have a viable power supply

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FZvPxG

    That list gets you a solid setup for racing, more than you'd need but you could also do some other casual gaming. I did not include a cooler, but you can get those for next to nothing.

    There are literally a million build combinations. I slapped this together quickly...so I am sure you could probably go down on the CPU, MOBO and GPU.
     
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  14. Chub Hubb

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    I would like to upgrade the whole tower with all new parts. Thank you
     
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  15. bungi43

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    If you are doing everything 100% new...keeping it under 500 will be a bit of a challenge...unless your mindset is that you are okay upgrading certain components under a short timeframe.

    What all do you want the PC to do? Just run iRacing and NR2003?
     
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    Agreed. NR2003 doesn't take much, and it doesn't appear that iRacing does either.
    I was thinking more long term for if he wanted it for something else.
     
  18. Chub Hubb

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    Yea more less just to race is about all I do with it beside browse and stream.
     
  19. bungi43

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    Then what was posted above from Walmart would work.
     
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  20. Chub Hubb

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    Okay thank you sorry I haven't been on here this week to reply I was outta of town for my in-laws had a scare thanks you guys for you help.