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May 17, 2009 5:51:33 PM

i am purchasing the following in two days

cpu-phenom II 940
gpu-zotac 216sp gtx260
psu-corsair vx650
monitor- samsung 2033sw (20")
motherboard- asus m4a78-e
case- coolermaster centurion 590 with side panel
hdd- seagate 1tb with 32mb cache
optical drive- samsung 22x dvd-rw
ram- corsair 4gb xm2 ddr2 ram @800mhz

i dont want ddr3 coz it'll cross my budget

so plz suggest if this will be enough for gaming

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May 18, 2009 12:29:01 AM

It'll game just fine at most resolutions. You could also overclock the phenom if you need the extra performance.
May 18, 2009 12:57:12 AM

trash the Seagate and get a WD Black 1tb for $100 :) 

On a side note, the gtx 260 should be $200 tops (EVGA), and you can get a tx850 from corsair (or whatever it was, the yellow one @850watts) for $120 after MIR, future proof yourself if you want a second gtx260. But then, you'd need something from the M4N series... and DDR3 is really worth it, just get 2gigs of it for $40. and all that is in CAD :)  I'm too lazy to google up the case, but all that should fit in a $50 Antec 300. And optical should cost you just over $20, with lightscribe and dual layer, rewrites etc. The ram that you have is $18 on sale, after MIR.
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May 18, 2009 3:21:13 AM

ya i know but im not based in the usa im based in india and wat costs $20in usa will be charged about $30-35 here!!!
May 18, 2009 4:15:25 AM

lol! make sure you buy one of those power conditioners to protect your components, no offence to india... just don't trust those ancient power grids :)  Unless you live in a richer part of india with a good supply of power...
May 18, 2009 4:37:20 AM

Ok forgot to put something useful in my last post sorry lol here it is:

Seagate's 7200.11's had a firmware issue a few months ago (recently), and their higher capacity drive models are extremely unreliable (like your 1tb drive, horrible reviews, keeps dieing after 3 months), but they do perform much better than the WD Caviar Blue series (the value brand from WD), so I'd suggest you get a nice reliable Caviar Black, which is much better than your Seagate, and is much more reliable, and has lower seek times. When I said 7200.11 had better performance, I meant raw data input/output, so that doesn't necessarily mean that copying small files ie. burst read/write will be good on it. That's where lower seek times help, so levels load faster in games.

Google short stroking, basically means that you keep all your applications and programs etc on the outside of your platters, and your data inside, for better performance.

If you're keeping that mobo, I'd suggest you get some cheap HD4770's, specifically 2 of them, exact same model. Put them in Crossfire. And there's no such thing as a VX650 lol. There's a VX550, and a TX650. No VX650, sorry :p . The VX series won't feed two 4770's but they will feed your gtx260 no problem. For Crossfiring two 4770's, you'll need something from the TX series. I'd recommend the TX750, since it is the most reliable and respected of the 3 in the TX series. I haven't really heard of anyone using the VX series, and you should use Crossfire to get the most out of your mobo, so a TX750 and two HD4770's, should cost you approximately the same price if you're buying them on sale. TX750's go on sale more often than VX's, anyways. If you need CUDA, stick with the GTX260. Then again, you're using an AMD cpu, and ATI is the same company as AMD, so there's a nice match :) 
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