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Would these parts work and be a "decent gaming build"?

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November 22, 2008 8:05:58 PM

heres the parts:

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( looks nice and got good reviews )

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( i was told i could do "crossfire" with my graphics card and the onboard video for better performance is this true? )

GRAPHICS CARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( i didnt want to go too high on the graphics card because im a decent gamer not EXTREME )

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( corsair good PSU brand and 450W should be enough right? )

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( 4GB should be enough )

PROCESSOR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( am i spending too little on this processor? or should i spend a little more? )


Should i make any changes? Would they all work?

Thats it. thanks for reading.

November 22, 2008 8:18:58 PM

oh and right now, im on Windows Vista Home Basic ( 32 - bit )
should i toss out that graphics card i mentioned and get a 64 bit OS and stick with my Radion HD 3650 that i have now, and get MORE ram? ( like 8 GB )?
or just stick with what i mentioned?
November 22, 2008 10:29:58 PM

and my budget is ~500-550
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November 23, 2008 3:25:32 PM

slomo4sho said:
Go with the COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 as you will save ~ $20 in shipping charges.

Cheaper ram: CORSAIR 4GB

Also, go with the BIOSTAR A770 bundled with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
and take the saved $40 and get a better GPU such as ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850

Sapphire has poor service and is known for not honoring their rebates.



thanks for the 4850 idea, as far as that motherboard goes, it got bad reviews as far as the BIOS updates go. what about this one for a little more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i kinda like that one a little more because it had the HD 3200 onboard graphics.
November 23, 2008 6:30:33 PM

would that motherboard that i just mentioned be a better choice?
November 23, 2008 6:54:19 PM

Any changes?

AMD < Intel :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2008 9:18:46 PM

you can do a hybrid crossfire with the onboard video if you have 3xxx series GPU. So if you stick with the 3870, you can hybrid crossfire. I would still recommend a better card for better performance though.
November 24, 2008 2:47:52 AM

slomo4sho said:
you can do a hybrid crossfire with the onboard video if you have 3xxx series GPU. So if you stick with the 3870, you can hybrid crossfire. I would still recommend a better card for better performance though.



i see what ur saying. ill just stick with the 4850 then. sot his is what my new build is looking like:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Proccessor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i found that processor and decided to spend a little more for 3.1Ghz.
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sweet. i think that looks like a decent gaming pc. thanks for all your guy's help.
November 24, 2008 2:48:47 AM

oops i just realized i forgot to swap out with the ram u recommended me. I'm getting that.
November 24, 2008 4:16:15 AM

i have a 5200+ and i wouldent recommend it for games like Crysis or even assasins creed
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2008 6:55:56 AM

Go with this MIS board instead of the Asus with that processor that you choose. You will save $25. Always try to save a few bucks off bundle deals whenever possible especially when your getting similar components.

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