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First build - Budget Gaming

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November 27, 2009 5:45:45 AM

This is my first build and I am wondering if this will work for games like Modern Warfare 2 and such. My budget is pretty tight, just over $500. Am I on the right track here or am I way off base? Anything standout as wrong? Thanks in advance!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe in the future

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure, I’m running an old LCD for now but I plan on upgrading after the holidays.

CPU:
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX - Retail

Memory:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

Motherboard:
MSI 785GTM-E45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail

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

Case and PSU:
hec Prime Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Black Computer Case With 585W Power Supply - Retail

DVD burner:
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card – Retail

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit


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November 27, 2009 6:24:16 AM

$498 less the LCD, kb and mouse
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November 27, 2009 2:38:35 PM
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November 27, 2009 3:02:23 PM

No ODD and OS ^^ TS is on an old monitor and i would think the balance is HD 4670 on 1280 x 1024 / 1440 X 900 and get a better card as and when he moves out of his old display ^^
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November 27, 2009 3:04:50 PM

Here are 1680 x 1050 MW2 benchmarks

Even at that resolution HD 4670 gives playable frames so 1280 x 1024/1440 X 900 = lol
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November 27, 2009 3:11:23 PM

how does the gtx275 finish about the hd5850... those tests are always messed up.
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