SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Dragon Age Origins, Dawn of War II, Modern Warfare 2, On-Line FPS) @ 1440 x 900
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 7, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: n/a
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A quiet PC is preferred
Hi there! I'm from the Philippines and I need some advice with a new PC I'm building. So far I have my eyes on the parts below but I am open to suggestions for a better build. I am also having problems in deciding what GFX card and PSU to buy because the options in our country is very limited. I hope you guys can help me out.
CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 620 Propus
Mobo: MSI 785GTM-E45
RAM: MUSHKIN 2 X 2GB DDRII 800
GPU: 9600GT 1Gb / GTS 250 512Mb / 5670 1Gb
HDD: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 500GB
CASE: ANTEC THREE HUNDRED
PSU: I'm not sure what to get since I do not know how much juice is enough. Options are: ACBel Ipower 660, Antec True Power 550w and Gigabyte Superb 720w.
Looks like a very nice budget setup you have there, but without links it is kind of hard to recommend something over the other, so here are just some comments.
CPU, an Athlon II X3 435 would give you a tiny bit of extra performance in most games due to its higher base clock, but for overall system performance and looking ahead the Athlon II X4 620 that you have picked would be the better choice.
If the GPUs you have listed goes for roughly the same price, I would choose the GTS 250.