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May 14, 2009 3:13:20 PM

Hi i have around 600-700 $ to build my new computer but i don't know what components i need to play my games, the most intensive game i will probably play would be Far cry 2 or left 4 dead can someone give me a list of components i would need to build a fairly good computer with 600-700 dolors.
also i know how to build it i just need the list of parts.

thank you all
May 14, 2009 3:43:44 PM

X3 720 + GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190734

4GB DDR2 $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

Antec 300 $59

Corsair 750TX $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Sapphire HD 4890 $205
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102830

WD6401AALS $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

LG DVD-RW $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Total $730. Later add another HD 4890 when it's $150 or less, if you need it.



You can reduce this price a bit, but I wouldn't. For example:

$20 less with WD3200AAKS (but you lose some speed and half the room)
$20 less with 650TX instead of 750TX (but it's less suitable for Crossfire later)

Use Windows 7 RC for the rest of this year, it's free.



May 14, 2009 3:51:13 PM

Here are some numbers:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/16365-sapphire-radeon-hd-4890-1gb-review-16.html

See how one HD 4890 smokes Far Cry 2 - over 60 fps even at 1920x1200. It even beats the GTX 285 in some benchmarks :) 

Left 4 Dead is less demanding, and you'll get ridiculous numbers like 90 fps.

I think the 650TX will do nicely after all, because with these games you will NOT need a second HD 4890. It's still powerful enough for two of those cards, in case some future game you like needs them. You'll just have to buy some $3 molex-PCI-E adapters for it if/when you want Crossfire.


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