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January 19, 2010 8:24:21 PM

I current have a cart on newegg with these picked, that i think will work good together. I want to upgrade my computer so it will run Guild Wars 2. Do you think this will work? I like the expansion and ram capabilities on the mobo. The processor is good i think. The video card is mid-range. My budget is around 400-600, i will add more later.

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -
Item #: N82E16814150351
$119.99
Im running dual monitors.

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
Item #: N82E16820231193
$104.99
Ill add more as i get money.
What ram brand is the best?

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103706
$99.00
Or the 630, i cant decide.

On the mobo i get a $20 discount with the power supply.
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply -
Item #: N82E16817341023
104.99

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131398
$99.99
This has onboard graphics, are they good enough?

The parts i will use out of my old computer is 2 hard drives, a wifi card, a disk drive, hopefully an arctictake processor fan, an arctic cooling video card fan, and my old atx case. My power supply is 300w, i dont think thats enough.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2010 8:51:36 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardaware configuration.

Go for the 630. Also try to get a 4870, 4890 or 5770. And for the RAM, the G.Skill is a good RAM, also, OCZ, Crucial or Corsair.

And yea, the PSU isn't enough for your new rig.
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January 19, 2010 9:07:13 PM

so for the video card is a HIS H487Q1GH Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit better than the XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit? and how much power do i need for the rig? yea, for $20 more i can get the 630.
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January 19, 2010 9:09:13 PM

do u have a recommendation for a video card thats less than $180?
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January 19, 2010 9:26:31 PM

HIS H577FN1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814161310
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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$169.99


OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227365
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$149.99


AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103704
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$112.99


OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341023
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131398
Updated build, only added $40. I only have a $40 left...
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2010 9:29:29 PM

You can find a good GPU for your budget HERE
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2010 9:36:03 PM

You do not want a triple-channel RAM kit for that system. The AMD CPU has a dual-channel RAM controller. You'll want to stick with a 2x2GB 4GB setup.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2010 9:44:41 PM

Both are considerably slower than the 5770.

You don't need anywhere near 700W for your system. A nice 500W PSU would be plenty. Here's a nice combo deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $224.98 - $25 MIR (OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU + XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 combo)
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January 19, 2010 9:46:09 PM

DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory, so does that mean i have to have stuff over clocked to use ddr3 1800 and 1600?
I know nothing about over clocking and i dont want to do it.
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January 19, 2010 9:47:53 PM

the 5770 has a slower bit rate though, so wouldn't that mean slower refresh rate in games?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2010 9:49:56 PM

I've nothing notable to add once you follow shortstuff's advice.
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January 19, 2010 10:08:27 PM

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131398
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$99.99


XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150447
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341016
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$25.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$269.98
$224.98


OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227297
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103704
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

So this is your recommendation for cheap gaming?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2010 10:29:45 PM

silly kumquat said:
DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory, so does that mean i have to have stuff over clocked to use ddr3 1800 and 1600?
I know nothing about over clocking and i dont want to do it.

That just means that you might need to manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to their rated specs in the BIOS. Your motherboard owners manual will have instructions on how to do it. You don't need to overclock anything to run those RAM speeds.
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January 20, 2010 12:44:32 AM

So with AMD dual controller, can i put more ram in my computer?
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January 20, 2010 3:03:35 AM

Best answer selected by silly kumquat.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2010 6:09:10 AM

You can put up to four sticks of RAM in the motherboard.
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