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August 16, 2009 9:31:43 AM

is this a good pc

2gb ddr3
intel q8200
intel dp45sg mobo
250 gb hdd
xfx 4870
500w psu cooler master
xp32 bit
cooler master rc690

and can it run th latest games?

thanks

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August 16, 2009 10:09:47 AM

It's processor is bottlenecking the video card. It's really dumb why would you buy a heavy hitting graphics card with such a slow CPU.
August 17, 2009 9:23:41 AM

i though 2gb of ddr3 at 1333mhz was enough :S

what about this:

intel core 2 duo e7500
intel dp45sg motherboard
3 gb of ddr3 1333mhz
250gb HDD
xfx 4850
500w cooler master
cooler master rc690 case
xp 32 bit
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August 17, 2009 1:50:27 PM

It depends on numerous factors like resolution, price, the games, ...

If you want a new PC, fill the template found in the New System Build forum here and post it. From there we can give you suggestions instead of the trial/error method we are using.
August 17, 2009 1:52:41 PM

snake_51 said:
i though 2gb of ddr3 at 1333mhz was enough :S

what about this:

intel core 2 duo e7500
intel dp45sg motherboard
3 gb of ddr3 1333mhz
250gb HDD
xfx 4850
500w cooler master
cooler master rc690 case
xp 32 bit


First, 32-bit is old school nowadays.
Second, XP is old school and if not replaced with Vista, will most certainly be replaced by Windows 7.
Thirdly, 4Gb has become the standard IMO (I run 4Gb on my laptop, 8Gb on my desktop).

What is the reason why you wish to use 32-bit XP?

As far as Cooler Master products go... just 'cause you buy their case don't mean you gotta use their PSU. Go with Corsair, Enermax, TT Toughpower series, Seasonic, or other more reputable brands.

250GB HDD? What brand, what model, what size cache, what interface? Get a WD Black with 32Mb cache for good performance.
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August 17, 2009 2:03:44 PM

why not try:

Phenom II X2 550
Asus M4A78T-E (i have unlocked cpu cache on this board)
4GB DDR3 1333 G.Skill memory
XFX 4850
Corsair 650TX (same price as the 550VX)
Western Digital Blue 640GB
use the case you listed

use the windows 7 RC 64bit (download it now, downloads stop August 20th, RC runs out in march)
August 18, 2009 5:15:59 AM

ok thanks guys!
August 18, 2009 9:23:33 AM

PCKid777 said:
First, 32-bit is old school nowadays.
Second, XP is old school and if not replaced with Vista, will most certainly be replaced by Windows 7.
Thirdly, 4Gb has become the standard IMO (I run 4Gb on my laptop, 8Gb on my desktop).

What is the reason why you wish to use 32-bit XP?

As far as Cooler Master products go... just 'cause you buy their case don't mean you gotta use their PSU. Go with Corsair, Enermax, TT Toughpower series, Seasonic, or other more reputable brands.

250GB HDD? What brand, what model, what size cache, what interface? Get a WD Black with 32Mb cache for good performance.




Case: Cooler master Chassis Cm 690

Monitor: Samsung 933SN monitor

PSU: Corsair HX520 Watt SLI READY MODULAR

Optical drive: Sony DRU-860S (S-ATA

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500

HDD: Western Digital 320GB KS 16MB CACHE 7200RPM SATAII

Motherboard: Intel dp45sg motherboard

Video card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5

RAM: Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 TWIN KIT 2X2048-1600

where i live only 32bit xp is available i have no choice

i have a budget of about 900$
August 18, 2009 4:06:08 PM

snake_51 said:
Case: Cooler master Chassis Cm 690

Monitor: Samsung 933SN monitor

PSU: Corsair HX520 Watt SLI READY MODULAR

Optical drive: Sony DRU-860S (S-ATA

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500

HDD: Western Digital 320GB KS 16MB CACHE 7200RPM SATAII

Motherboard: Intel dp45sg motherboard

Video card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5

RAM: Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 TWIN KIT 2X2048-1600

where i live only 32bit xp is available i have no choice

i have a budget of about 900$


Sorry to hear you're stuck with 32-bit XP. In any case, your current setup looks decent. My only suggestion is getting a 4890 if your budget permits.
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