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I Have A Few Questions About An Idea I Had

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December 8, 2009 9:27:56 PM

I wanted to build a system that uses no more than about 250 wattage to play games like COD series, Crysis, GRID, and a few others. Operating System will be Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Edition.

My idea is base on using Antec Wattage Calculator.

System Specs:
Atom 330 CPU + ECS 945GC Board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS ATI HD 5750 Video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston 2x2GB DDR2 667mhz Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Using CoolerMaster Centurion Case or mini ATX case like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Over clocking the Atom to about 2-2.4ghz depending on how well I can overclock it.

And was curious if that would do alright with those games if anyone know? Thanks in advance.

Better ask this question to and make sure about the ION barebone:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Would that system play pretty well when playing a low graphic online game?

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December 8, 2009 11:17:55 PM

That CPU doesn't have enough power to play those games at acceptable framerates....keep in mind low resolution gaming is going to be more CPU dependent, and as you increase in resolution you will need as stronger graphics card that will require more juice. Even the 5750 will require a stronger than 250w power supply.
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December 9, 2009 12:37:52 AM

You'd be better off with a 4670 + dual core Athlon II. IIRC the motherboard for the atom uses a bunch of power realtively and the motherboard for the AMD ones don't.
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