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Old 03-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Budget Gaming Computer ~500$

Hello everyone !

I'm currently working on a setup for games such as Starcraft II, WoW, Diablo 3 , and Black Ops and I was wondering what would you guys rate this setup? I have about 500 to spend and so far this is what I came up with.

CPU: - AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
Phenom II x2 555 $89.99

Asus EVO $119.99

4 Gig Kingston Hyperx $45.00

Video Card:*|*GALAXYTECH
Nvidia 460 768MB
139.99– 30.00 MIR

Antec 300

PSU, HDD, and DVD drive is already purchased so I have about 450 to play with.

The reason I chose the motherboard is so I can crossfire for future purposes and also if I required to upgrade my CPU later on I can use the same motherboard stilll. Any comments are appreciated !

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since you're getting the phenom ii x2, I recommend getting a mobo with ACC. Certain motherboards have a specific chipset that is required in order to do something rather cool.....That thing being potentially unlocking a third or fourth core.

Here is a good one: - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

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nice, I was wondering what would be the main difference between that one and the one in my post?
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