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March 5, 2010 6:30:16 AM

Hi there.

I just registered because I felt that this community is really good and helpful, so hopefully, you'll be able to help me out here.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the coming month. Around $500-$800 before rebate

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly for gaming. Like to play combat arms(online free to play fps) and maybe assassin's creed? Mostly for fps games.

http://combatarms.nexon.net/Support/GameClient.aspx

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: starting from scratch so I don't have anything at all. Only the mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference, but I'm in vancouver, so looking for stuff nearby, if possible.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not much preference, just want a good build thats cheap that will allow me to play Combat Arms with no lag at all (hopefully 80fps). Don't need a fancy screen, sound system(I have headphones) or keyboard.

OVERCLOCKING: Don't really know about this

MONITOR RESOLUTION: don't have a monitor, but doesn't have to be too fancy

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm planning on buying a gaming laptop, but in the summer, when hopefully prices fall abit for the i7 920xm. Right, now, I just want to play combat arms well, and so I just need a really basic gaming pc, as cheap as possible. But maybe leave room for upgrades just in case in the future I want to upgrade it.

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March 5, 2010 7:18:37 AM

Here are list of parts...

CPU
X3 440
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50791&vpn=AD...

ASUS 770
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46944&vpn=M4...

2GB DDR3
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41269&vpn=KV...

CASE - Antec
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42347&vpn=VS...

PSU
Silverstone Strider Essential ST50F-ES 500W
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49495&vpn=ST...

Graphics card
HD 5670
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49186&vpn=GV...

Monitor
Acer X203HBD 20IN LCD Widescreen Monitor Black 1600X900
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34533&vpn=ET...

Total - ~$625 Not including OS/ Keyboard and mouse...
If have extra money left, then spend on the graphics card - HD 5770
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March 5, 2010 10:29:20 AM

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March 5, 2010 2:56:43 PM

I was wondering whether these two builds are decent enough to play combat arms well?? Is the difference between the hd 5670 and 5770 big?? Is it worth the extra cash?
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March 6, 2010 3:29:40 AM

In the GPU raw frames generation in games we have HD 5670 < HD 4770 < HD 5770
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