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Good first gaming pc for under $800.00?

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May 24, 2010 6:04:55 AM

Case: Antec Two Hundred v2 - $59.99
Power Supply: Corsair 750W - $89.99
Processor: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - $179.99
Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition - $169.99
Motherboard: ASUS M4N75TD - $99.99
4GB DDR3 1333 RAM - $99.99
Optical Drive: Lite-On Black 24x DVD-R/RW SATA Reader/Burner - $20
Hard Drive: Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm 32MB cache SATA - $79.99

Please tell me if this is good and if anything needs to be changed.

Thank you!

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May 24, 2010 6:11:54 AM

First get the Phenom II 955 BE its $20 cheaper and its the same processor and being unlocked multiplier being a black edition anyone can just increase the multiplier to match the clock speed to 3.4ghz

Second dont get the Hitachi they are not known to be all that reliable and there ar faster options out anyway.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This would be a much better choice in drives everything else looks great.

Your PSU is a little overkill a 550 watt unit would be more than plenty but the 750 watt unit will give you plenty of headroom for upgrades in the future. So if you plan on a more powerful GPU or a crossfire setup stick with the 750 but if you are gonna stick with the setup you listed for a while and you are trying to pinch a few pennies a 550 watt unit from corsair would be more than enough power.

Good Luck
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May 24, 2010 6:20:03 AM

Thanks SAAIELLO

just wondering if the video card is powerful enough for running Battlefield bad company 2
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May 24, 2010 6:27:50 AM

What resolution are you gonna be playing at?

1680x1050 or lower you should be able to play at almost all maxed out settings with very playable frame rates.
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May 24, 2010 6:34:30 AM

oh forgot... how do you change your clock speed?
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a b ) Power supply
May 24, 2010 6:34:32 AM

Your Welcome

Good Luck
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a b ) Power supply
May 24, 2010 6:38:17 AM

z3rosk8er1 said:
oh forgot... how do you change your clock speed?

2 ways to do it.

  • 1 is AMD OverDrive utility you can do this via windows you just simply increase the multiplier 1 or 2 clicks to get the desired clock speed on stock heatsink dont go over 3.7ghz.

  • 2 A little more complicated but very doable is threw the Bios.


    Read this thread he tells you how to do it step by step

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-editi...
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    May 24, 2010 6:45:17 AM

    sweet man thanks for the info!
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