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Old 06-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i see now, thank you. i just always figured that if it was recommended by a distributor and the manufacturer it would be wise to follow that recommendation. i guess its just to provide some headroom.
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Also, if you are willing to pay an extra $15, grab the 1GB version of that card instead of the 512mb. The more memory the merrier.

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485FN1GP Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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ok thanks everyone who posted something! This is my updated build running at $761.01 with tax and s&h. How does it look?

SAMSUNG 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail

Oh and whats the big diff between the 512MB video card i have now and the 1GB you suggested? Does the extra $15 make a big diff or is it just minor?
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ok thanks everyone who posted something! This is my updated build running at $761.01 with tax and s&h. How does it look?

SAMSUNG 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail

Oh and whats the big diff between the 512MB video card i have now and the 1GB you suggested? Does the extra $15 make a big diff or is it just minor?
More VRAM usually runs smoother at higher resolutions. If you don't have a resolution higher than 1680x1050 then it isn't needed for most games. Some games like Crysis (or other games with lots of really big textures) will benefit from it.

You won't see a HUGE difference really, but your games might run a little smoother.

Also, your build looks good.
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