Building rig, could use advice.

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

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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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    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
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    * MOBO: MSI 785GTM-E45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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    * 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
  4. 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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