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August 18, 2009 8:26:27 PM

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August 18, 2009 8:28:53 PM

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August 18, 2009 8:35:53 PM

August 18, 2009 8:40:55 PM

Your build uses several past generation parts. I would recommend something like this instead:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black


OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop

XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower


You'll appreciate the the better GPU in particular. This totals about $550 but if that's over your budget, changes can be made.
August 18, 2009 8:45:59 PM

August 18, 2009 8:52:55 PM

August 18, 2009 9:04:12 PM

August 18, 2009 9:06:48 PM

Nope, looks like you got the cheapest one. Also, hunter is correct about the RAM, you could go with the board he suggested and keep the RAM or go with the RAM I suggested and not use the old RAM.
August 18, 2009 9:12:20 PM

August 18, 2009 9:12:34 PM

one question what kinda gaming do you do an what resolution
August 18, 2009 9:15:05 PM

August 18, 2009 9:19:25 PM

thats not too demanding if you gonna play at 1680x1050 then a 4850 would be reasonable you can go for a 4670 or drop it all together an get a 785g board wich has 4200 graphics chip in
August 18, 2009 9:22:00 PM

August 18, 2009 9:23:31 PM

The 785G would NOT be able to handle it, the AMD IGPs are decent at 1024x768 but 1280x1024 is alot more stressful and it wouldnt be able to maintain playable frame rates at medium or high detail level no matter how not demanding the game is. It cant even give 30 FPS in L4D at medium settings at that resolution.
August 18, 2009 9:30:03 PM

August 18, 2009 9:30:39 PM

Very well at that resolution.
August 18, 2009 9:33:04 PM

August 19, 2009 2:58:34 AM

August 19, 2009 3:04:40 AM

Yes they do, AM3 processors can use AM2+ boards but not vice versa. It may require a bios update.
August 19, 2009 12:30:23 PM

Every one mentioned a 4670 and a 4850, why not a sapphire 4770.... Less on pay and just as good as a 4850..
August 19, 2009 2:33:55 PM

Because the sapphire one costs the same as the 4850, but the xfx 4850 has a cooler to exhaust the heat, a double lifetime warranty, and runs slightly faster, it uses slightly more power but with no price difference it still has a lot going for it.