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March 7, 2010 5:57:24 PM

Hello, my old pc is... old.. so i need a new one. one that would be able to run new games the next couple of game generations.. currently it should atleast run Battlefield: Bad Company 2:

System Requirements (Recommended)

OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or higher
Memory: 2GB
Graphics: 512 MB Video Card (GeForce GTX 260/ ATI Radeon 4870)
Controller Support: Support for Logitech G15 and G19 keyboard LCDs in multiplayer


what i am think of, is something like this:

CPU: AMD Phenom2 Quad 945 3.0GHz AM3 S-940
Main: ASUS M4N68T-M DDR3 mATX S-AM3
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 1.Part (2x2GB)
GPU: 1024MB Palit GeF GTS250 GDDR3 PCI-E
Harddisc: 500GB Western Digital 7200rpm 16MB SATA2
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 u/PSU
Power: 500W Inter-Tech SL-500 120mm

Do i need more power? will the hardware be able to function together? is a 3.0 GHz quad core overkill? what about the mainboard?

any suggestions?

Thanks you :) 

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Anonymous
March 7, 2010 6:05:24 PM

It looks alright just a few questions:
What brand is the RAM?
What is your budget?

It looks like this will all function properly but we could help you optimize it more if you answer a few more questions:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
March 7, 2010 6:12:56 PM

actually, i dont know what brand the ram is..


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: less than 7 days
RANGE: ~650 euro

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, (case isn't that important)

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: i dont even know what this is :S

hope this help you help me, Thank you
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Anonymous
March 7, 2010 6:19:39 PM

SLI/Crossfire just mean to run more than one graphics card at a time.
Last question, do you have any site you want me to reference to or I'll just use newegg.com as a reference to parts & price. (650 euro = 884 USD via Google)
March 7, 2010 6:21:04 PM

newegg would be fine, thank you
Anonymous
March 7, 2010 6:32:32 PM

Alright so...:
Intel i5 750 - 199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte P55 USB3/SATA6 Motherboard - 139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 4GB Ripjaws 1333 - 104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New - 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 5770 - 159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1TB - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: 794.94 w/o taxes, shipping or case price

I left out case since it is usually a personal thing but just get one with good airflow.

Suggestion:
Cooler Master 690II Basic - 79.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: 874.93
March 7, 2010 6:37:19 PM

looks good, thanks alot

just one question, is the Intel i5 core so much better than a AMD Phenom2 Quad ?
Anonymous
March 7, 2010 6:46:24 PM

I wouldn't say one is better than the other but i5 is better than Phenom II quads in some areas but in gaming it is back and forth since gaming has to do with the GPU as long as the CPU isn't a bottleneck. Overall though the i5 750 has a better bang/buck than Phenom II quads. If you want to lower the price though, that is where AMD shines and I can modify the build to include some Athlon IIs and an AM3 motherboard.

Heres a review of i5 750:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=363...
March 7, 2010 6:47:32 PM

thank you very much!
Anonymous
March 7, 2010 6:49:58 PM

No problem and you're welcome. Have fun building your new PC!
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