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Mainstream PC at range 400$-600$

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March 26, 2010 2:00:06 AM

Hi, I`m new here, and I want to share PC Build, and it`s AMD...

This is the PC Build that I recommend to my cousin, and my friends

Here is it :

AMD Athlon II X4 630 @2.80GHz, 4x512KB L2 Cache, AM3
DFI LanParty UT 790FX-M2RV
Kingston PC6400 800MHz 2GB DC (2x1024MB)
XFX HD 4850 512MB 256bit DDR3
WD Caviar Blue 320GB 16MB
Gigabyte Superb 550W

What can this system do? My cousin LCD is 16", and the resolution up to 1280x1024
Can it play newest game without worry?

Give me advice, because I`m looking for the right time to change my RIG into this... :) 


March 26, 2010 3:48:35 AM

^ Well you can go AM3 - DDR3 route...Will not cost much more than DDR2...

And I dont think you would need 790FX mobo...
Change to 790X/ 785G/ 890GX and with the money saved, get more RAM if you can...

And that can easily play games at that resolution without any issues...
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March 26, 2010 4:03:23 AM

Are you just looking for a quick answer "yes or no"? Are you interested in other suggestions for different parts? I have a few suggestions, but do not want to clutter up your thread with suggestions if that is not what you are looking for.
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March 26, 2010 4:11:53 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Well you can go AM3 - DDR3 route...Will not cost much more than DDR2...

And I dont think you would need 790FX mobo...
Change to 790X/ 785G/ 890GX and with the money saved, get more RAM if you can...

And that can easily play games at that resolution without any issues...


actually, what`s the difference between 790FX and 890GX? I have this idea actually a year ago... When Iwant to upgrade my PC... A magazine says that 780G motherboard have HD3200 Onboard VGA, which can (or cannot?) be crossfired if we bought a card, it`s true right? Emm... Yeah I actually wanted the DDR3 memory, but, yeah, Still expensive here... :( 

xrome said:
Are you just looking for a quick answer "yes or no"? Are you interested in other suggestions for different parts? I have a few suggestions, but do not want to clutter up your thread with suggestions if that is not what you are looking for.


It`s up to you, I wanted another people criticize and complained about my PC Build, and give me the best suggestion... :) 
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March 26, 2010 4:24:17 AM

790FX is an enthusiast chipset, that offers more overclocking headroom and full x16x16 bandwidth for crossfire

890GX is actually the replacement of the 790GX chipset, which still offer crossfire but only at x8x8...For single chip cards in crossfire, x8 bandwidth will not be an issue...And same with 790X chipsets too, they are similar to 790GX but dont have onboard video, which anyways you wont need if you will be using discrete graphics card...
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March 26, 2010 4:55:01 AM

If you don't plan on using 2 video cards, don't waste money on getting motherboards with support for 2 videocards.

You CANNOT crossfire onboard graphics with a videocard unless you are using the extremely weak 3xxx series video cards. So i wouldn't bother with onboard graphics.

Instead get a 770 or 790X motherboard and save some cash there.

For an extra 10-15$ you can get a powercolor ATI 5770 instead of an XFX 4850. For $20 more than the 4850 with can get a brand name 5770 (Sapphire). use the money you save on the motherboard downgrade to upgrade the videocard to 5770.

you said DDR3 is expensive "here". Where is "here"?
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March 26, 2010 5:13:16 AM

gkay09 said:
790FX is an enthusiast chipset, that offers more overclocking headroom and full x16x16 bandwidth for crossfire

890GX is actually the replacement of the 790GX chipset, which still offer crossfire but only at x8x8...For single chip cards in crossfire, x8 bandwidth will not be an issue...And same with 790X chipsets too, they are similar to 790GX but dont have onboard video, which anyways you wont need if you will be using discrete graphics card...


Oh, I see... well then, I guess it`s right because neither me or my cousin is an overclocker... nice advice :) 

batuchka said:
Oh well on the lowest end of that budget spectrum and taking into account it's just 1280 x 1024 afterall :p 
$399 AR
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/ifiq.jpg
Edit: swap to these RAMs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah man, I live in Indonesia, and 50$ is actually expensive here... But I`m looking forward for it.. thx

xrome said:
If you don't plan on using 2 video cards, don't waste money on getting motherboards with support for 2 videocards.

You CANNOT crossfire onboard graphics with a videocard unless you are using the extremely weak 3xxx series video cards. So i wouldn't bother with onboard graphics.

Instead get a 770 or 790X motherboard and save some cash there.

For an extra 10-15$ you can get a powercolor ATI 5770 instead of an XFX 4850. For $20 more than the 4850 with can get a brand name 5770 (Sapphire). use the money you save on the motherboard downgrade to upgrade the videocard to 5770.

you said DDR3 is expensive "here". Where is "here"?


Indonesia... Nice country, but I just hated that even 50$ is EXPENSIVE here... My weekly money is only 6$ (counted on dollar)
That`s why... Even my Crappy PC now is only cost 320$, (without HDD, OD, because it still can be used)... If I know My PC will crappy as hell, I better take the advantages, I will choose this spec...

Sorry Out of topic :p 

I heard that standard HD 4850 has an issue with the fan, and Radeon 5XXX series? I think I wouldn`t buy it until I get a job... It needs a PSU that doesn`t come from the casing right? :( 
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March 26, 2010 5:24:17 AM

X3 435
4GB DDR 1600
500GB 7200.12
Sapphire 5750 - could even get 5770 for 30 bucks more
Corsair 400W - best budget psu, is plenty for either card i mentioned

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March 26, 2010 1:25:18 PM

Aactually, the 5770 uses less power than the 4850 if i remember correctly. So thats a good thing. and wow $6...

Could look into a GTS 250 1GB videocard. If you catch them on sale they can be as cheap as $80. They perform better than 4850 in most games as well. Definitely an option on a tight budget!

For example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

last week there was one for $80 and it came with a free game. just missed that deal. :( 
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