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A $400 gaming Pc

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June 23, 2010 10:14:14 PM

I know it might not be A lot, but I can upgrade later, I was wondering how this would end up,
Motherboard- ASRock M3A770DE: Socket AM3, AMD 770 Chipset, ATX
CPU- A 245 or 250 Regor, dual core amd athlon x2
RAM- 4gb, gskill preferably,
GPU- A radeon 5750 1gb
PSU- A rosewell 500W
The rest is unimportant :) 

Most likely for running crysis on low resolution 1024 by 768 maybe 2xAA, thanks in advance :)  I would like to run crysis on at least high or very high :) 

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June 23, 2010 10:22:46 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The corsair 400CX is stronger than the 500W rosewill units i found, and is a much more recent design and is more efficient.

With a 5750 you should be able to handle crysis on high at 1280x1024, 1024x768 you will definitely be running into a CPU bottleneck instead of a GPU limit, but it should still do fairly well.
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June 23, 2010 10:25:44 PM

SO eventually can I upgrade to a x3 or quad core? And I won't be crysis gaming exactly, stuff like Half life 2 and gmod which I'm sure I'll kill it? BTW, my case coems with a PSU and I was going to use that as I don't want to uninstall it, it's my first build
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June 23, 2010 10:28:23 PM

What case are you getting? Most case PSUs are crap, and an included rosewill PSU isnt going to be remotely close to good. PSUs arent that hard to change so i guess just getting a better one to start with and not risking it.
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June 23, 2010 10:53:35 PM

THanks for that, but It's going to be a while before I purchase, so rebates,,, ehh probably won't be good then
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June 23, 2010 10:56:02 PM

There's $30 in mail-in rebates. You can always find good combos on newegg, come back a couple of days before you buy.
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June 23, 2010 11:01:25 PM

Ok, so I see this here, I'll do better for just a little bit more and be set for games that use dx 11 in the future
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June 23, 2010 11:12:12 PM

The ASRock board you chose can take the new 6-core CPUs, with a BIOS update anyway. For a tight budget on the CPU you could just get a slightly cheaper 240 and overclock it. It's hard to get a cheaper and still decent PSU than the Corsair 400CX. For such a modest build though the Antec Earth Watts 380W would also do just fine

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

Of course, if you upgrade to a better GPU you should get a beefier then, but for a 5750 with a dual core Athlon II it should be just fine.
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