Build for dragon age: origins, risen, fallout 3


BUDGET RANGE: $600-700


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor (sony G520 21"), speakers





SLI OR CROSSFIRE: if necessary


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like to run dragon age: origins, risen, and fallout 3 with max settings at 1600x1200

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X + phenom II x3 720 BE

(2) XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB + Thermaltake W0106RU 700W

OCZ Gold AMD Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Samsung F3 500GB HD

Total w/ Shipping: 728.97 - 60.00 rebates = $668.97

Would this system reach my goal?
If so, would a cheaper system suffice?
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  1. This setup would definitely play all of those at that resolution. You could get away without doing crossfire, but the combo deal for the graphics card is a great deal and makes it hard to suggest a cheap single card. Id say go with it, everything else looks good.
  2. Bad build. No offense

    The PSU you've picked doesn't work with 2x4870 because each 4870 needs 2x 6pins.

    You are missing an O.S

    the ram you picked is good, but the performance is same/similar to this RAM: (mine is cheaper, since you are gaming, you can't notice the difference, latencies are lower = better) mine is 1333mhz, yours is 1600mhz
  3. couldn't i use adapters to make the PSU work? it's part of a combo on newegg that makes that particular PSU ridiculously cheap.
  4. Well you could, just buy the correct ones.. 6pin or 6+2pin ones..
    You need 4x 6pin connectors, the PSU you picked has only 1. So you need 3 adapters.
  5. *** that get a better monitor and play in 1080...

    You can build a q9550 quad core system for about $350 processor, mobo, ram. Throw in a Geforce 260gtx and 500+ watt psu and your sitting about $550-$600 after some rebates. You can pick up a 1080p monitor for under 200 these days, and your all set. That's just what I would do...
  6. "Regardless of the huge variations in the results a fast dual-core or a small triple-core is enough to play the game smoothly. Since the streaming works much better with three or four cores we nevertheless recommend a multi-core processor if you intend to buy a new CPU for Dragon Age: Origins."

    As you can see, a 720 gets a smooth 50fps, there isnt any reason wasting money for more fps that your eye can't even notice. (the human eye can't notice any increase in fps after 30fps.) But if you must spend all your cash, get 955 instead.

    The gpu here is made to play modern games at max settings at 1900 res, so at it will be overkill at your current resolution.

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
    $119 -Free Shipping

    ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
    $92 -Free Shipping

    HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    $163 -Free Shipping

    Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $50 -Free Shipping

    LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM

    Total = $586
  7. yah I'd overhaul that build. You can get a 23 inch moniter with 1980x1080 for ~170 dollars here and get a lower frequency ram
  8. nonxcarbonx said:
    yah I'd overhaul that build. You can get a 23 inch moniter with 1980x1080 for ~170 dollars here and get a lower frequency ram

    You do know this thread is like a month old right?
  9. lol i just searched dragon age origins and this was in the top few. my bad
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