Solved Balance PC build Tags: Build Processors Systems Product Last response: August 16, 2010 12:04 PM in Systems Share dont_look@me August 6, 2010 9:04:35 AM Trying to build a balanced gaming PC around AMD Phenom II X3 720 Heka 2.8 processor. Need advise on which MB, RAM, and cooler to get. Limited budget but can do with this processor. More about : balance build amk09 August 6, 2010 9:16:36 AM what is your budget? Do you need a graphics card? if so what resolution will you be playing at? dont_look@me August 6, 2010 9:27:57 AM I want to play at 1920x1200. I play games like WoW, SCII, AOC. Related resources Balance PC build - Forum How can I balance Routerboard 750GL and 4 ADSL? Pls., with very simple way. - Forum Gaming/Web development Balance build - Forum Balance Build or wat ? - Forum First time build looking for balance - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer calguyhunk August 6, 2010 9:55:19 AM A. Please don't post multiple threads. B. Please take a look at this guide & post back accordingly for us to be able to help you. amk09 August 7, 2010 2:28:36 AM Depending on your budget get one of these graphics cards. Radeon HD 5870 - $400 Radeon HD 5850 - $300 Radeon HD 5770 - $150 The 5770 will be more than enough to play all the games you want at high settings, but if you can afford the 5850 or 5870, then go for one of those. calguyhunk August 7, 2010 6:56:06 AM I would not have advised that CPU, but since you've got that already, here you go --- RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mobo : ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 Cooler : Sunbeam CR-CCTF Best solution amk09 August 9, 2010 2:16:59 AM Share calguyhunk said:I would not have advised that CPU, but since you've got that already, here you go --- RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) Mobo : ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 Cooler : Sunbeam CR-CCTF That's a great cpu, and for only costing $100 it's a solid performer. dont_look@me August 9, 2010 6:08:44 AM Best answer selected by dont_look@me. calguyhunk August 9, 2010 6:10:58 AM amk09 said:That's a great cpu, and for only costing $100 it's a solid performer.Yes, but I'd have gone with the Phenom II X4 920, or since it's unavailable, the Phenom II X4 940 for only 25 bucks extra. Mine was not a commentary on the quality of the Heka. It's just that, I'd like a quad for $20 extra, if I can afford it. dont_look@me August 16, 2010 12:04:27 PM Okay all.. Here's what I went with. I could not afford and quad or a six core system yet so I got this one just to hold me off for another year then upgrade to a six core. MSI 740GM Motherboard AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0 GHz Retail OCZ 4GB (2 X 2GB) DDR3 1333 This cost about $210.00 and I already have a DVD ROM, case and Hard Drive. I have a HD 4670 video for now that I will be playing SCII on at 1920x1200 hopefully on high restolution but will be uprading to better card in about 3 months. Thanks all for helping me decide. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumthis guide ForumHTPC Build : A Balance - Even the Price ForumHow to multi-Wan load balance using Microsoft system Forum4X space games, ship design, and The Cosmic Balance ForumMemory Timings - The most efficient balance . ForumPlease help me to balance my build . ForumSublime chord balance ? ForumPCs out of Balance - Need some Help ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNew amd build for gaming ( budget) ForumNew PC Build Ideas ForumBudget build advice ForumGood mini atx case plus advice on the build ForumNew build, final list! Please judge! was $1k budget..now $2k. :/ ForumFirst time build looking for balance More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !