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December 1, 2010 7:40:14 PM

Hello,
i just built this pc,and well everything seems a bit off,really kinda new at this,but it was cheaper than just buying one.so if any of you could look at my specs and tell me if i have the wrong part with the wrong part:)  motherboard Asrock G31M-VS2
CPU Pentium wolfdale E6600@ 3.06ghz
(2x2)HyperX ddr2 800 @4-4-4-12
Gigabyte GT220 DDR3 1GB
Windows 7 ultimate
logisy 575 watt power supply
LG blu ray player.

i use this pc for everything,gaming(nwn1,2.dragon age etc.)music,movies(blu ray)and nothing seems to be the quality the parts say it should be.so did i build it wrong?btw using a dell flat 20 HD monitor,and hdmi cable.thanks for any help.

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December 1, 2010 8:20:38 PM

If you play dragon age you might want to consider a quad core... that game really does make use of all 4 cores. The video card is also a bit underpowering for most gaming systems today. If you are an occasional gamer who plays at 720p, I guess there are no big issues but I recommend a radeon 5670 for low end gaming. Pretty decent card without requiring more than the PCI-e slot can provide. And a low end socket 775 quad core (since you already have a socket 775 motherboard) like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those two are the only socket 775 processors worth their price these days.

Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

or a 5570 for silent performance but it will perform worse. About the same as a 4670. Silent and passively cooled.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GT220 review:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-220,2445...
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