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Old 11-15-2008, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Check my gaming build for me please.

This is my first time build. I have done some homework, so hopefully I don't fail. I don't have a lot of money to spare which is why I chose AMD over INTEL. I have heard bad things about AMD, so, will the CPU I chose run all the new games smoothly? Anyways, here is a list of my components.

$64.99 - Mobo: ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
HDCP compliant w/ DVI support.
Newegg.com - ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

$59.00 - CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

$159.99 - Videocard: SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$34.99 - Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

$41.99 - Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

$27.99 - DVDburner: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

$44.99 - Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

$79.99 - PSU: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

$139.99 - Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - OEM
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - Operating Systems

Grand total: $653.92
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Default Re: Check my gaming build for me please.

not too bad for the price, not gonna play the best games on high for sure....also you might not want a micro ATX mobo unless you just like them...i find them harder to work on and get stuff organized...as well as add huge HSFs...it also only has 1 ide channel
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Well he has a high-end GPU and a decent CPU.. he should really be ok..

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A780G M2+ SE AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

These 780g's are around the same price as you 690G.. AMD is not bad, just a little behind in the CPU market..

Buy a Corsair 650tx instead from Buy.com for $80 ($10 less with Google Checkout)
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I have changed my mobo, cpu, and memory. Do you still think I should buy a different psu? How will this setup perform with newer games? Please and thank you.

$66.99 - Mobo - Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
DX10 w/ latest AMD Phenom 9850 support and more features
Newegg.com - Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

$92.00 - CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
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$159.99 - Videocard: SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$69.99 - Memory - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

$41.99 - Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

$27.99 - DVDburner: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

$44.99 - Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

$79.99 - PSU: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

$139.99 - Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - OEM
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - Operating Systems

Oh yeah, I only need a screwdriver, and knowledge of what im doing right? I wont need to buy extra fans or heatsinks or any other extras for this setup to work right?
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I would recommend getting a heatsink, to get the most out of your CPU..

Corsair TX CMPSU-650TX ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply - CMPSU-650TX - Buy.com

And that PSU I recommended before ^^

I would recommend sticking with the 5000+ instead of the power sucking 6000+ but since you seem to have made room for the 6000+ and that board I recommended.. Get an e2180 and TP45HP (Intel instead)
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Doesn't the cpu come with a heat sink? Ok, I will definetely change my PSU, you convinced me.
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It does.. just a not very good one (just enough to not keep it barely under recommended temps)
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Hmmmmm

ok, ill check new egg for that stuff and get back to you.
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Like I said, since you made a little bit of room in your budget.. you could afford an Intel Build which would be slightly better when overclocked....

Also unless you have a 22'' Monitor or bigger an HD 4850 is overkill and an HD 4830 would be justifiable also
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Ill have the new setup posted soon, along with an aftermarket heatsink. Will a 2.0 GHz Cpu do good with new games? Even without Overclocking? The amd was 3.0GHz. Does that matter?

Any recommended heatsinks? I will definitely be upgrading my monitor to a 22in in a couple weeks. Any recommended monitors?
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