XFX RADEON 4870 512MB

Hey guys im wondering if this is a good card for my needs / gaming build. It fits perfectly in my budget which is 150$ or less.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD7757&vpn=HD487AYWFC&manufacture=XFX

I would like to play new shooting games such as Modern warfare 2, crysis, age of empires, Halo, etc.

This is my build so far, and it fits perfectly in my budget. Suggestions are welcome on all components,
though they must be from the same website.


-AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 3.1GHZ 7MB Cache 80W Retail Box
(110$)


-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT Dvd Oem
($118.84 )


-XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP Video Card
($138.60)


-OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply
($71.97 )


-ASUS M4A77TD ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 SB710 PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI IDE 6SATA Sound GBLAN Motherboard
($88.02), before MIR


-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*
($53.55)

-G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
($95.81)

-Antec 200 Two Hundred Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case Black 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 1 SATA Hot-Swap Bay No PS
($44.05)


-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
($27.03)- before MIR
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  1. Nice build. Although I think you might be able to find cheaper DDR3 RAM of the same quality.
  2. Hello :) Yes it looks a decent deal,do you want to OC though ? if so then you may be able to get a better RAM with lower timings
  3. Thanks for your replies guys, and Maziar, I am not planning to overclock right away, right now im just focusing on getting this build running as well as posible. I might be overcloking a few weeks after it is built. I was wondering if i need to add more fans to the case before i overclock? Also, people tell me that the Radeon 4870 is an awesome card for my budget, but i was wondering if the 512mb will still be able to run these games on high. My monitor isn't that big or fancy.
  4. Also do you the power supply is good enough for these components? I'm also not sure if it will fit in the antec 200 .
  5. Bump.....
  6. The PSU looks to be good.
  7. I would like to know if i can run the games mentioned above at medium to high settings on an average 19 inch monitor
  8. You would not find another card in that price range that would run those games better. So the answer is yes.
  9. why not get the propus (athlon II 620) instead?
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