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Help building a NEW PC

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December 27, 2009 11:59:29 PM


I am currently trying to build my own pc during this Newegg boxing day sale and was wondering about some opinions on my choice of products.

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz


HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

or if I should upgrade to a AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ----for 70 dollars.

or go with a combo like these:

Also, what are the MOBOs any of you would recommend for these two proccesors?

I'm trying to make this machine as inexpensive as possible also and also wanted to know if upgrading to quad would make that big of a different now and in the future.

Your help is much appreciated,


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December 28, 2009 12:03:05 AM

Also if you could let me know about the PSU and RAM, I know DDR3 isn't all that necessary and I will also be running Windows XP 32 bit but I couldn't find any cheaper deals. But I wanted to know what kind of PSU minimum power I would need, I want to try and get a cheaper one.
December 28, 2009 12:15:14 AM

What will you be using the PC for? Do you have any specific budget in mind?

Also, the PSU isn't something that you want to cut corners on. Cheap PSU's have low efficiency, low reliability, and won't last you as long.
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December 28, 2009 12:21:26 AM

Gaming, I currently play out-dated games but intend to be playing some upcoming games that are soon to be realeased
December 28, 2009 1:36:30 AM

Can anyone please take the time to inform me, I want to be buying things soon ><
December 28, 2009 3:35:36 AM

What would be your preferred budget? Also, knowing which games and your monitor resolution really would help decide whether or not you need a mid-to-high range GPU.
December 28, 2009 5:22:11 AM

Well I would prefer anywhere in the range of 500-700$ with that build it came out to about $575 with tax and delivery and I haven't yet to buy my monitor. Resolution would probably be 1024x768 or higher perhaps.

Games would probably be Counter-Strike: Source, WoW and L4D2

But again I was meaning to build this for future games: Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Final Fantasy 14 as well as being able to handle the new Half-Life engine being developped
December 28, 2009 2:01:00 PM

Your videocard 4670 is very weak compared to the rest o fyour components. For $10 more, get the 4770! It's about 1 and half times faster than the 4670.
December 28, 2009 4:54:21 PM

OK other than that though is it a good build and everything compatible?