New AMD Build $500

New Build:

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 7850
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA770-UD3
RAM: Kingston 2X2GB
Graphics: Sapphire HD4670 1GB
HDD: Maxtor 500GB 7200 RPM
Case & Power Supply: Gigabyte
OS: Windows 7 RC


Gaming : mostly COH, WIC and Sims3.

Budget: $500-$550

Country: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Overclocking: No experience but may try if required

Any comments or Suggestions please.
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  1. Instead of the 4670 1GB, see if you are getting 4830/ or better 4850 512MB ...
    They would offer better performance than the 4670 1GB...
  2. Its very hard to make a meaningful comment without a few more details about the choices you have made and without knowing pricing options .

    I would think in the US you could have a system based on the X2 550 like this

    AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition + ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard combo $204 [ after mir ]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.211696

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB $58
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136178

    Antec Three Hundred Black + Antec earthwatts EA430 430W COMBO $95

    SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102822

    Total is $497
  3. I have the following prices here.

    AMD Athlon 7850 $68
    Gigabyte MA770-UD3 motherboard $95
    RAM 2x2GB kingston $49
    Sapphire 4670 1 GB $97
    Case+power supply $54
    Maxtor 500GB HDD $50
    LG 19" widescreen monitor $109

    Total $522

    All in USD
  4. What PSU is that coming with the case?
    Make sure it is a good one.
  5. shubham1401 said:
    What PSU is that coming with the case?
    Make sure it is a good one.


    It's a Gigabyte case and PSU
  6. I think that Outlander_04's collection is great... the processor is better +the graphics card rocks your choice (and the cast + psu are better two)

    If you need to save some more money take a cheaper motherboard and maybe ddr2-800 ram.

    You have forgotten the Hard disk in your system
  7. I like Outlander's build also, especially for the stronger CPU.

    @erdinger, he lists a Maxtor HDD. Personally, I'm not too fond of Maxtor. The ones I used to get worked fine for a while, but died young. These days I get Western Digital or Seagate; the latter owns Maxtor now, so perhaps they're ok.
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