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December 18, 2009 2:31:06 PM

Local Computer store is selling this system - and i wanted to check before i purchased it. I am looking to run FSX on high settings. Will this do the job. I have a GTX 275 video card i will put in it.

Please let me know.

Thanks.

Ryan

ATX Tower Case with 500 Watt Power Supply
AMD Athlon64 Phenom II X2 250 3.0GHz Processor
2gb now with 4gb! PC6400 DDR2 RAM memory
320gb now with 500gb! 7200rpm SATA-2 Hard drive
24x Dual-Layer DVD-RW Drive with Lightscribe
6-Channel Sound card, GeForce 8300-based 2D/3D graphics
10/100 integrated Network Card
Windows 7 Home Premium
OpenOffice Productivity Suite
Antivirus and Antispyware software include
a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2009 4:19:49 PM

How much are you getting all that for?

Maybe switch out that CPU for Phenom II X2 550. You might get lucky and be able to unlock the 2 disabled cores (with the right motherboard of course)

DDR3 memory would be nice too.
December 18, 2009 4:32:54 PM

masterasia said:
How much are you getting all that for?

Maybe switch out that CPU for Phenom II X2 550. You might get lucky and be able to unlock the 2 disabled cores (with the right motherboard of course)

DDR3 memory would be nice too.




They are asking 699.00


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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2009 6:58:34 PM

If you already have a GTX 275, then for $699, you can build yourself a better system. Maybe an i5 750 or Phenom X4 955 rig.

Here's a start

CPU/Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $346

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $70
All the good hard drives are out of stock like the Samsung F3 500GB and WD 640 Black.

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109

Add a budget case for $50 and an optical for $25 and you have yourself a serious gaming rig.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2009 7:29:52 PM

He could even go cheaper than that. I'd go with that power supply anyway, but with a better case and less expensive AMD cpu/mobo.

That way the case and power supply would last awhile.
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