Guys,Im upgrading from pentium D 930(finally) need a new procy,mobo,RAM,power supply and graphic card
Imnot planning to spend much......so here's my decided config:
AMD Athlon II X4 635
Asus M4A87TD mobo
Transcend 2GB DDR3 RAM 1333Mhz C9
My questions are as follows:
1. is a 450 watt enuf?
2.I have a 19 inch LCD(1440X900)....previously had a XFX 8600gt 512 DDR3card. Looking for a new card......which is better 9600gt/GT 240 DDR5/5570 DDR5...will I get a good enuf upgrade from my 8600GT
Yeah, I would try and save up for something more in the HD4850/GTS 250/HD5750 performance area. You may want to go for an Athlon II x3 and just unlock the 4th core to save some money to put towards a better card. That motherboard does let you unlock cores and the success rate on the Athlon II x3 chips is supposed to be very high(80-90%)
I got my system.....athlon II x4 630,msi 785gm-e51 mobo, corsair 2 GB ddr3 1333mhz (for now), 450 W zebronics power supply, Galaxy 9800GT 1GB(no separate power)
I got a good deal on the 9800gt so went for it....the dx11 cards cost a premium and I didnt find their performance worth the price.....for eg the 5670 was almost Rs 3.5k more than the 9800gt and the benchmarks show 9800gt outperform the 5670 at dx10 games
Yes, the low power 9800GT is underclocked from 600mhz to 550mhz. While you can indeed overclock the card back up to 600mhz I don't know why you would stop there. OC the card to the limit of what it can handle.