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Which Computer Build do you think is better

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May 10, 2009 8:34:42 AM

I'm new at building computers and i've read 3 computer builds but can't figure out which 1 is better

Motherboard MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 $90
CPU Intel Pentium E5200 $71
Videocard Powercolor AX4870 512MB $175
Crucial 2GB DDR2/800 $23
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS $50
Optical Drive Samsung SH-S223F $25
Case + Power Supply Rosewill TU-155 II 500 Black $75

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P $109.99
CPU AMD Phenom 9650 2.3GHz Quad-Core $129.99
Videocard SAPPHIRE HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB $139.99
RAM G.SKILL 4GB DDR2/1000 $59.99
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS $49.99
Optical Drive SAMSUNG SH-S223Q $24.99
Case COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 $54.99
Power Supply Rosewill 500W $59.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM

Logisys CS-51WBK Black ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5IN W/ 480W Front USB Audio

LG GH22NP20 Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 DVD-RW 22X6X16 DL 16X/12X 2MB IDE OEM

Patriot Viper Extreme Performance 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 Memory Kit

Gigabyte EP43-UD3L ATX LGA775 P43 FSB 1600 OC 1PCI-E 2PCI DDR2 SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box

HIS Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card

I want to play all the latest games in the best quality and performance while getting a bang for the buck

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May 10, 2009 9:23:53 AM

NONE of the cpus you have listed would be a smart buy compared to a II 720 phenom...did you loook at any benchmarks hardware wise :??:  just to state it...a 3 core that is one more core than it as well but a 720 3 core can out perform or rival the e8400-8500-8600...aslong as you overclock it nice and high :) 

Also i recommend getting 4gbs of ram...and maybe a gtx 260 as an alternative to the 4870 as you may be able to get a better price...also go with EVGA or XFX when buying a graphics card to....warrantied and evga allows you to overclock
May 10, 2009 9:52:23 AM

I also wouldn't trust that psu with a 4870.
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May 10, 2009 11:38:16 AM

Avoid the Rosewill PSU's. Wrong place to pinch pennies.
May 10, 2009 4:48:52 PM

The PSUs are all poor choices. What resolution is your monitor?