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Old 09-01-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i'm new to the forums this is my first post. I was wondering if this setup is good for the total price of $614. I don't know anything about AMD processors and i just need some opinions on this build overall. I feel its going to give me very good performance at this price. Do you think it can max out most games?

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Case- Apevia X-Trooper Junior LED Light Mid-Tower Case w/ Side Window

CPU- AMD Phenom™II X4 925 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

Cooling- Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan

Mobo- ASUS M5A97 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN

RAM- Corsair 4GB DDR3-PC1600

GPU- AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe

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Hard Drive- 750GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD


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Can you provide links?
It looks pretty good, only thing I might suggest is ditching the aftermarket CPU cooler and getting a better CPU and a better PSU (never heard if XtremeGear, don't trust it).
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Thanks for the tips. Its actually a custom built pc from cyberpower. I'm on a very tight budget. I know the PSU might not be trusted quality wise, but will 600w be enough if i want to crossfire two 6850's in the future? Also, what intel processor is mine comparable to? Sorry for no links Thanks alot for helping me.
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From what I can find the suggested PSU for 2x HD6850s is 650W.
The X4 924 looks to be on-par with a Core 2 Quad Q6600.

What is the max you'd be willing to spend and what other components would you need (keyboard/mouse/monitor)?
If you are willing to build it yourself you can probably get a better system with quality components for around the same price.
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well i already went ahead and ordered it. The keyboard and mouse come with it at the price of 614. Also i went ahead and got a 24 inch viewsonic 1080p monitor. I know i could have done better if i built it myself but i've never built one and i really just want to get the computer, its for my girlfriend. Do you think i would get away with crossfire 6850's on this PSU? or don't even attempt it? I guess thats my final question.

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If it has the power connectors you can always give it a shot, not sure that it will have 4 6-pin GPU power connectors though.
Worst that happens is your system doesn't have the juice to turn on and you have to return the card.
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