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Please review my selected components for a AMD based computer.

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January 24, 2009 7:29:56 AM

Hi everybody, http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/message/ico...

I am new to the site. I want to upgrade my computer to a AMD based one. Please review listed components and let me know if I'm ordering incompatable parts or over/under doing anything. I'm basically trying to build a mid range gaming machine that can play all current games without highest settings and will be somewhat future proof. Opinion/suggestion on the listed components would be greatly appreciated. I am little confused about the motherboard (780g or 790x) & graphics card (4830 or 4850). I can stretch my budget a bit if necessary.


CPU:
Athlon x2 7750 (2700mhz) black edition

MEMORY:
2 x 2gb kingston ddr2 1066mhz

SPEAKER:
Creative inspire T6200

SOUND CARD:
Creative PCI Express X-Fi Xtreme Audio
Asus Xonar DX PCI Express


MOTHERBOARD:
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4(rev. 1.0) without g/card
Gigabyte GA - MA78G – UD3H (rev 1.0)
Gigabyte GA - MA78G - DS3H (rev 2.x)


GRAPHICS CARD:
MSI R4830-T2D512-OC
Palit Radeon HD4830
Palit Radeon HD4850 Sonic
Asus 4850 MATRIX/HTDI/512M (heat problem !!)


Cooling: Do I need any extra fans/heatsinks?

Thanks!!
January 24, 2009 10:01:08 AM

The chipset you want is the 790GX.

The 7750 is not a particularly good CPU. The 6000 or 6400 are faster, and the 6000 is usually the same price.

The only AMD CPUs I would actually recommend however are the Phenom IIs.

If you had a budget that would help.
January 26, 2009 4:35:33 AM

Phenom II is too much costly for me. reason for choosing 7750 is given below: -


Athlon 64 X2 7750
Core Kuma
Operating Frequency 2.7GHz
Hyper Transports 3600MHz
L1 Cache 2 x 128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
L3 Cache 2MB
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
Thermal Power 95W


Athlon 64 X2 6400+
Core Windsor
Operating Frequency 3.2GHz
Hyper Transports 2000MHz
L1 Cache 2 x 128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 1MB
L3 Cache -
Manufacturing Tech 90 nm
Thermal Power 125W


Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Core Brisbane
Operating Frequency 3.1GHz
Hyper Transports 2000MHz
L1 Cache 2 x 128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
L3 Cache -
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
Thermal Power 89W

lastly 7750 also supprots ddr2 1066mhz
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January 26, 2009 7:28:16 AM

will pairing it with ddr2 1066mhz improve the performance ?
January 26, 2009 8:02:05 AM

From what I can tell, that bench was done with 1066 DDR2. Since the other benchmark I saw was actually worse, I'm guessing that's as good as it gets.
January 26, 2009 8:45:46 AM

1. Clock for clock the x2 7750BE is the way forward and runs cooler!


2. My suggested cheapo rig around x2 7750BE :p 


3. I have built rigs off TSeries Biostars: peeps alien to OCing have used the software to get anywhere from 300-600mhz :p 
January 26, 2009 6:39:18 PM

my modified configuration is:


CPU:
Athlon x2 6000+ (3100mhz)

MEMORY:
2 x 2gb zion ddr2 800mhz

SPEAKER:
Altec Lansing MX5021

MOTHERBOARD:
Gigabyte GA - MA78G – UD3H (rev 1.0)
Gigabyte GA - MA78G - DS3H (rev 2.x)


GRAPHICS CARD:
MSI R4830-T2D512-OC
Palit Radeon HD4830
Palit Radeon HD4850 Sonic


January 27, 2009 7:00:02 PM

The selected gigabyte m/boards support hybrid crossfire. If I use 3470 with integrated graphics of the m/board instead of purchasing a relatively costly 4830, would it serve my purpose of playing all current games without highest settings? or should I choose Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H (rev. 1.0) motherboard with side port memory for hybrid crossfire? Will side port memory help? I have a 19" monitor.
January 29, 2009 8:14:31 AM

Hmm ok i do up rigs on latest AMD IGP too. If you thinking of hybrid crossfire i suggest learning to OC that HD3300 IGP and game on 1024 x 768, low-mid settings mostly depending on games.




For a 19" higher resolution gaming go for the HD4830!
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