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November 7, 2010 3:24:34 AM

is this setup good combo for the 6850??....u may suggest as long as it stays at $500-600$..thx

3.0GHz AMD Athlon II X2 250
MSI 770-C45
4GB 1,333MHz DDR3
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6850
Corsair 400CX 400W
Akasa AK-876
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Antec Three Hundred
SATA DVD-RW
500GB SATA 3Gbps

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November 7, 2010 3:31:43 AM

get a better cpu..you may bottleneck your massively powerful gpu..suggest you go for a phenom x4 and go for gpu at 5700series..or go for a athlon x4.and i think your psu may be a bit too low for such a powerful gpu rendering it unstable at certain times..
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November 7, 2010 5:09:17 AM

@zulfadhli uhm?...what version of phenom II x4? or Athlon II x4??...thnx 4 d reply....
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November 7, 2010 5:47:46 AM

Your CPU at stock will throttle the 6850.

You can OC the 250 to 3.6GHz and be ok, that should be much better.
Quad cores do sound good for future proofing your rig, some games will already fully utilize four cores, and most will in a year or so.
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November 7, 2010 6:01:29 AM

If you've 40$ to spare then replace the motherboard with an Asrock 870 Extreme3 and replace the CPU with the Athlon II X3 445.. The motherboard is mentioned primarily due to its Crossfire abilities and healthy feature set at a very decent price.. The CPU is decent enough to not cause any major bottleneck to the video card..
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November 7, 2010 6:05:04 AM

vilenjan said:
Your CPU at stock will throttle the 6850.

You can OC the 250 to 3.6GHz and be ok, that should be much better.
Quad cores do sound good for future proofing your rig, some games will already fully utilize four cores, and most will in a year or so.

Folks have been saying that for the last four years or so, one day it might even be true! :lol: 
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November 7, 2010 6:33:42 AM

That rig is almost good just get a better psu for future devices , of course if you are planing to do so. What else.. that cpu is okey but you will get better performance with a black edition becasue of the cache L3, You could get this Phenom II X2 550 3.1ghz .. and then maybe overclock it. good luk !
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November 7, 2010 6:34:35 AM

I think the first batch of quad cores were barely out 4 years ago :p 
And dont forget, even if the game takes up just 2 cores, do you only run one program at a time? I sure dont :p 

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November 7, 2010 6:43:47 AM

vilenjan said:
I think the first batch of quad cores were barely out 4 years ago :p 
And dont forget, even if the game takes up just 2 cores, do you only run one program at a time? I sure dont :p 

The Q6600 was released in 2006 and upon it's release people were saying that then just what you said earlier, that games were all going to be using four cores. And yes I do sometimes only run one program at a time even though I'm using a Quad core.
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November 7, 2010 8:10:56 AM

Emperus said:
If you've 40$ to spare then replace the motherboard with an Asrock 870 Extreme3 and replace the CPU with the Athlon II X3 445.. The motherboard is mentioned primarily due to its Crossfire abilities and healthy feature set at a very decent price.. The CPU is decent enough to not cause any major bottleneck to the video card..

I havent had any ASrock motherboards..I guess according to your opinion it should be worthwhile..
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November 7, 2010 1:18:33 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
I havent had any ASrock motherboards..I guess according to your opinion it should be worthwhile..


The motherboard is surely worthwhile.. Though the primary reason for suggesting it was that you can get a newer chipset motherboard with added features (USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps) for almost the same price..
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November 7, 2010 1:38:55 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Folks have been saying that for the last four years or so, one day it might even be true! :lol: 


...and don't get me started on the Phenom II x6 CPUs, every time I read someone stating they are buying one to future proof I want to take boxes full of Phenom x3 and x4 CPUs and toss it at them screaming "how future proof are these babies?!" :na: 
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November 7, 2010 1:39:40 PM

vilenjan said:
I think the first batch of quad cores were barely out 4 years ago :p 
And dont forget, even if the game takes up just 2 cores, do you only run one program at a time? I sure dont :p 


what two programs are you running at once may I ask?
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November 7, 2010 1:44:22 PM

ct1615 said:
...and don't get me started on the Phenom II x6 CPUs, every time I read someone stating they are buying one to future proof I want to take boxes full of Phenom x3 and x4 CPUs and toss it at them screaming "how future proof are these babies?!" :na: 

"Future proof" and "bottleneck" are two terms that should be banned IMHO.
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November 10, 2010 7:53:39 AM

@to all thnx for the reply..... i have decided to go for AMD quad cores but i am held on choosing which is which...am not going to OC...still stays at $500-600$ budget w/ the 6850 1G..thnkx guyz

AMD Athlon II x4 635 2.9 Ghz
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Propus 3.0 Ghz
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0 Ghz
AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2 ghz
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE 3.4 ghz
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November 10, 2010 9:48:31 AM

The phenom II X4 955 Black Edition.. Best of the bunch..
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November 10, 2010 6:13:00 PM

i would go with the x4 955 from that list
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November 10, 2010 6:23:06 PM

I like your current setup, but if your gonna go with a new cpu, take a look at the Phenom II X4 970.
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November 14, 2010 12:08:05 PM

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November 14, 2010 12:08:58 PM

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