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Old 05-06-2009, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I do some light gaming (warcraft 3, cs, Wow, CoD4) well not really light, lolz. But im thinking a decent graphic card can max those games out no problem. The build i have in mind is 600$ but i don't know how to keep it as close to 500 as possible without losing out in performance.

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H477F512P Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-TC001 Thermal Grease - Thermal Compound / Grease

subtotal = 539.87
Total after shipping and tax = 602.64

I want to know if i chose the right parts. Im open to advices and suggestions .
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Alrighty, got you a nice build with room to upgrade later.

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Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3450/DI/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Total comes to $488.44 after shipping, then you get 20 bucks back in MIRs.

Now you may be wondering why I threw in a 3450. The reason being, you can Hybrid Crossfire with the onboard video and almost double your gaming performance. That will be plenty for COD4 and WoW, among those other games. Also, you will have plenty of room for upgrading.

I stuck in an x3 720 with a good Biostar board, it's actually the same combo I have right now. Even with just the onboard, I can play FO3 with decent settings at medium resolutions.

You can throw in another 70 ish bucks and get a 4770, which will be more than enough for those games. But in the interest in saving money, I threw in the 3450.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you hikari. I like your idea with hybrid crossfiring since i think this build will most likely be a temporary and will go to my brother after i get a new build. Im ordering now!

Also is it a good idea to wait until intel's next processor is released to buy an i7 ? Cause im thinking in about a year ill be able to make a decent i7 for 1000$
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We'll see what happens in a year. :P A lot can change.
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haha you can get a decent i7 for ~$1000 now...the computer in my sig is ~1100 minus a GTX260
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This build is $537 before $20 of mail in rebates and gets you a faster cpu and graphics card as well as a larger hard drive.

Newegg.com - ASUS Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F DT HD502IJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100255HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST50F 500W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - OCZ Blade Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II x4 940 +Biostar 790gx Combo deal
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I have one last question. I currently have the HIS HD4670 and my question is can i still hybrid crossfire it with the on board of the Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards ?
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Nope, sorry. Here's the compatibility chart.

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