You can do this EZ. Go for amd phenom 2 denob 3.2ghz dual core with an msi evo motherboard, I think its like 69 bucks. Gives u one pcie 16x for a ati cypress pro card that gives u dx11 and will last u a good long time. Will be the biggest investment but the best. Get a 500 gig seagate 7200rpm with whater cd dvd drive u want. Get a 650 watt power supply, take ur pick. Get 4 gigs of crucial or corsair ddr3 1333 ram. Case is up to you but u can't go wrong with the antec 902. I would also pick up a thermaltake duo orb fan for the cpu. And guess what. If u wanna wait for better vid cards the evo has integrated ati 4200 which will play any game on med to high besides crysis etc. I priced this setup to be around 800 on new egg. U don't need quad core. 2 is fine, but if u need 4? U can unlock the other 2 cores with the deneb 3.2 with c3 revision. This is what I'm gonna go for.
Thanks for the posts guys. However i'm not very computer savvy so i have no idea which of the 2 builds(with the links) i should go with. I now know what overclocking is and will most likely not be doing that so would that make a big difference on the build? Also which of the 2 builds(if not changed) do you guys think would be the better option? thanks for the help i really appreciate it
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Does this sound like a good build that can run most games on high settings?
My current computer has 2 hard drives 350gigs each and 2 ram sticks 2g each. Do you guys think I'd be able to take 1 of each and put it in this new build?
Stay away from the HDD you have. Get either a Seagate 7200.12, or a WD Black, or a Samsung Spinpoint F3. The WD Blue is trash. Also try to get that MOBO in a diffrent Combo if you realy want it, or just get a diffrent MOBO with a 955. The CPU you have selected is just a rebrand of the 955 X4.