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Old 04-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ok, so far I'm thinking about AMD Athlon II X3 455, Kingston HyperX 8gb Memory, HD Radeon 6850, Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB, Asus 24xDvd Rw Internal OEM drive, DiabloTek 600w power suppy, Rosewill DESTROYER Mid Tower, and possibly this motherboard GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2.

Before I go buying this stuff, is all this going to be compatible while also leaving open some room for future upgrades?
And when I use the HDMI output on the Radeon 6850 will it carry both the display and audio through this single output to my HDTV? I will be passing this through a HD Yamaha Surround Sound receiver. So will I be getting surround sound with this initial set up or will I have to buy a sound card to allow for this?
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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All that for 500? I would try to stick with a name brand PSU.

Yes, sound will come through HDMI too.
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All that for 500? I would try to stick with a name brand PSU.

Yes, sound will come through HDMI too.
It's going to be a tad over 500. I used amazon and newegg along with a few other sites for prices and surprisingly it's not going to be too bad price wise. I can definitely stick in the general range of the budget I set.
I'd like a better PSU, but I'm trying to keep the price down. The one I listed, I found for $86. If you or anyone else can think of a better one that's only a little bit more, I'm open to any ideas.
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Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Maybe something like this I have it and its pretty good, The cpu fan is pretty loud and the psu was only 500 watts so I would upgrade those 2 on black friday it was 459 so its pretty good deal
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6670 is junk really.
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go for 6850 and up
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ok, so far I'm thinking about AMD Athlon II X3 455, Kingston HyperX 8gb Memory, HD Radeon 6850, Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB, Asus 24xDvd Rw Internal OEM drive, DiabloTek 600w power suppy, Rosewill DESTROYER Mid Tower, and possibly this motherboard GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2.

Before I go buying this stuff, is all this going to be compatible while also leaving open some room for future upgrades?
And when I use the HDMI output on the Radeon 6850 will it carry both the display and audio through this single output to my HDTV? I will be passing this through a HD Yamaha Surround Sound receiver. So will I be getting surround sound with this initial set up or will I have to buy a sound card to allow for this?
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It's going to be a tad over 500. I used amazon and newegg along with a few other sites for prices and surprisingly it's not going to be too bad price wise. I can definitely stick in the general range of the budget I set.
I'd like a better PSU, but I'm trying to keep the price down. The one I listed, I found for $86. If you or anyone else can think of a better one that's only a little bit more, I'm open to any ideas.
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That is why I said you need a name brand PSU. This isn't Great Value vs Hidden Valley here. It really matters.
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That is why I said you need a name brand PSU. This isn't Great Value vs Hidden Valley here. It really matters.
Is there anything somewhat cheap in 500-600 watt range that you would reccomend that works decently?
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