iv been planning to get a better computer then the old one i got atm. itll be mainly used for games and kinda wanna keep it low budget ($1200ish) heres wat iv planned so far. any advice would be sweet. cheers. it is my first time trying to make a comp. so be nice. NZXT Tempest Case Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Vantec ION2 600N Ultra Quiet PSU Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB HD502HJ Corsair VS2GB1333D3 2GB (1x2GB) DDR3 x2 Samsung SH-S223C SATA DVDRW Drive Powercolor HD5850 PCS
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If u are looking at an 890FX then logically CF @ 16/16 is on the cards but that Vantec PSU blows alternatively why not 955BE + HD 5870 in single GPU config?
I would recommend you drop your CPU and go with a Phenom II x4 955. The 6 core processor will offer no benefit to gaming so it is essentially money spent for nothing.
so u reckon keep everything the same but upgrade to the 5870 and downgrade to the 4 core CPU? and a much better PSU?
Ya a better GPU/955BE = instant gains in frames in your games and a beefy 80+ bronze 650Watter is a mainstay i would say for many an upgrade cycle for a single GPU set up and a sound investment ^^
So im now looking at -Sony AD7240SGB 22X DVDRW Black OEM -Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB HD502HJ -AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition -Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard -Corsair VS2GB1333D3 2GB (1x2GB) DDR3~(X2) -XFX ATI Radeon HD5870 -Antec Neo Eco 620C 620W Power Supply -NZXT Tempest Case. This sound alright or still anything you'd change?
Antec Neo ECO is fine but i would rate the XFX 650 a better PSU As said if running a HD 5870 with no intention to crossfire hit an 870 chipset else bump to a 750W 80+ for CF
got that now. so if i wanted to crossfire in the future would i need to upgrade the CPU or motherboard? or will that all handle it?
Just a 750W 80+ PSU would do ^^ The Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 is already a fine 16/16 board
alright sounds good. thank you so much man.. and i dont think the upgrade will be for a while. im broke now.. haha ty again.