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Need comments on this specs!!! ASAP

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April 14, 2010 3:25:42 PM

Core i3-530 2.93ghz
Team Elite 2X2gb DDR3 1333mhz Corsair Ram RM170x2 = 4GB
WD3200AAKS 320G 16M
Cooler Master GX550W PSU
Samsung 22x DVDRW
CM Storm Scout
HIS HD 4850 i Cooler x4
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Its this specs good enough? I might be doing crossfireX in the future plus upgrading Rams and i Core 7 too.

So what do you guys think? Give some comments cause i am buying soon~

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April 14, 2010 3:32:55 PM

Might want to follow the guidelines. We really need to know what you're doing with the build and what you want to spend.

I would change most of the build. The i3s are only really good for an HTPC or when you don't have a GPU.

That HDD is going to be really slow. I highly recommend getting one of the 500 GB platter drives.

Coolermaster PSUs are really poor quality. You definitely need a good unit.

The Storm Scout is very expensive and doesn't give you a whole lot.

You shoud definitely be getting a 64-bit version of Windows 7. It's usually the same price.

Guessing at the budget range, here's what I'd build:

CPU: X3 425 $70
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $80 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120
GPU: HD 5770 $150
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 430W $115
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $22
HSF (if OC): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35 (with free card reader)

Total: $647

Or if you don't want to overclock:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $125 after rebate
Case: Coolermaster Elite $40
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W $80
Rest is the same

Total: $662
April 14, 2010 3:52:21 PM

But i would want to do crossfireX in the future. Means iCore3 is not the best choice? Besides i dont need to get high price GC. HD 4850 CrossfireX gives amazing performance. Its all about gaming looks. I lived in MALAYSIA they dint support these kind of products.
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April 14, 2010 3:59:59 PM

The i3s are more expensive than AMD CPUs that offer as good or better gaming performance.

Also, it's strange that you say you want to Crossfire in the future, yet you picked a board with a single PCIe 2.0 slot. Also, as "good" as the 4850 is in Crossfire, the 5770 is much, much better. The 5770 would also not have to be replaced in under two years to keep up with the new technology, while the 4850 would.

For comparision, the 5770 has the power of a 4870, but with better features and better scaling in Crossfire. A similar card to the 4850 is the 5750, just the 5750 has better features and better scaling. Both of the 57xx cards would use less power and produce less heat than the 48xx cards.
April 17, 2010 3:14:39 PM

Its all about budget. Because it is more my noob country dont sell this kind of product and i dont like shipping items..coz last time i shipped a 8800GT TOP from ASUS...the GC inside the power pin connector in the GC was broken...fucked up!