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Build for dragon age: origins, risen, fallout 3

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November 8, 2009 6:46:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: November

BUDGET RANGE: $600-700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming only

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: if necessary

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

(2) XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB + Thermaltake W0106RU 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Gold AMD Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 500GB HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Would this system reach my goal?
If so, would a cheaper system suffice?
Ideas?
Thanks.
November 8, 2009 7:10:17 PM

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.
November 8, 2009 7:46:36 PM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 8, 2009 10:11:06 PM

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.

November 9, 2009 12:24:42 AM

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.
December 18, 2009 8:38:51 PM

*** 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...
December 18, 2009 9:50:49 PM


"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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119 -Free Shipping


ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60


Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$92 -Free Shipping


HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$163 -Free Shipping


Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 -Free Shipping


LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$18

Total = $586
January 15, 2010 3:03:49 PM

lol i just searched dragon age origins and this was in the top few. my bad
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