That darth dude with the 5000+ black edition and MSI mobo - is that choice good and is there anything you would change/improve yet stay at that price he quoted? Looks as if it could perform really awesomely at that price but i am not sure hehe Also those people in yahoo answers have no idea that 3850>>>>8600/7900 it seems! And a small fortune on cpu+mobo and skimping on graphics card on a GAMING rig (other suggestion in that thread) doesn't sound right for me...anyway thanks in advance
p.s Can one *really* get a 5000+ BE to 3.7Ghz on air?? Thats a one in a mil shot right?
A decent gaming rig for $900 is entirely possible. Here's a sample: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/MySavedWi...
The mobo, GPU, and PSU are now out of stock, but this is just a quick example I came up with for my niece last week. Alternates for those parts at similar prices are available.
just wait for amd 780 chipset which will have integrated graphics far better than current entry level graphics cards . also add an entry level 3470 series card which will cost 60$ and release in jan too . with amds new technology Hybrid Crossfire , the integrated graphics will combine with the external card to give much better performance . also the motherboard consumes just 1.2 watts at idle , and with the new technology the power to graphics card is shut off when u arent running anything that needs the card so thats even more power savings . add to this an x2 5000+ processor . this will form a very good core that wont cost much so remaining money u can spend on better components
Core 2 Duo E6750
2gb of DDR2 ram
The 4 main parts which cost about off the top of my head costed me like $600-700, that extra money goes towards the case/HDD/disc drives/keyboard etc. It costed me $900-1000 idr but yes its entirly possible and after OCing the video card a bit it runs crysis like a charm.