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June 23, 2010 10:44:18 PM

Hi i am building my own computer geared towards gaming with a decent budget. I was just wondering what games this would run and if people could give me advice on improving my specs that would be great

CPU: AMD phenom x3 8650-2.3 GHZ

GPU: PNY GeForce 9800 1 gig http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Memory: 4 gigs DDR2

450 watt power supply

Gigabyte GA m68m s2p mobo

working on a hard drive and probably getting windows 7 as an operating system

I might overclock, and could anyone offer any advice on a program to do so? I saw one where you could change speed, voltage, and see temperatures from the desktop.

What do you think? How well could this run Crysis, Bioshock, ect?

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 23, 2010 11:18:50 PM

No, just no.

First of all the AMD phenom x3 8650. For a low budget tri-core CPU the AMD Athlon II X3 CPUs are the way to go. Of course, that also calls for a better motherboard. You also may as well build a new system with DDR3 memory.

You really should read the sticky on asking for build advice, then come back.
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June 24, 2010 4:24:25 AM

We will need to know what you mean by "decent budget" actual dollar amount, and I agree on the ddr3 memory, best of luck!
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
June 24, 2010 5:10:08 AM

Hello FRW;
You can compare you list with one of the suggested builds in the this THG topic: Recommended Builds by Usage
Bargain: $505.91
* CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX435WFGIBOX - Retail
* MOBO: MSI 785GTM-E45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
* RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
* HSF: Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail
* HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
* PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ... - Retail
* GPU: SAPPHIRE 100254HDMI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
* DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
* Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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June 24, 2010 11:42:24 PM

Thanks for the advice! I'll take it into account, adn jijoslin, i have everything i need except an OS and maybe a newer, bigger hard drive and have spent 440 so far (canadian)
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July 2, 2010 12:28:05 AM

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