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How are these cheap gaming pc parts?

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September 23, 2010 1:32:15 PM

Motherboard - Foxconn A7DA 3.0 AM3
CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 640 3.0GHz Processor
GPU - Amaze Radeon HD 5850 Video Card
RAM - Kingston 2GB PC310600 (1333MHz) DDR3
HDD - Samsung 500GB 3.5" Spinpoint F3 7200rpm
PSU - Cooler Master Extreme 700W
Case - Antec Three Hundred

It is ment to play all the new games at high settings such as Crysis, Crysis 2, Black Ops, GTA4, and MW2.
Will these be good enough parts? I want to keep crossfire in the picture so thats why i got a bigger psu and crossfire ready mobo.I am also going to get another 2gb ram down the road when i get enough money.
All together it comes to around $870. I really can't go any more than that. It already exceeded what i had planned to spend.
So yeah, what do you think of these parts?
Sorry if its long :)  thanks in advance!

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September 23, 2010 2:26:21 PM

Never go with foxconn... thats a big mistake.

This is a better motherboard because it has the new chipset, you can upgrade to a phenom ii x6 if you want to do that in the future, it's a good reliable brand and its overall a better board.

Drop the 5850 down to a 5770 and get this ram,

Better, cheaper, higher quality case.

You can't beat the price of that PSU but get this.. its cables are sleeved and 50 more watts. 60Amps on the +12V rail, PFC, 80+ and three years warranty. It's all good.

September 23, 2010 3:19:29 PM

This setup is pretty ideal for gaming on a budget. But it does cut a couple corners.

chloefreak17 said:
Motherboard - Foxconn A7DA 3.0 AM3

This motherboard uses an older chipset so you will be missing out on USB 3.0 & SATA III.

chloefreak17 said:
GPU - Amaze Radeon HD 5850 Video Card

I've never heard of this brand; I can't vouch for the quality of their cards. The 5850 is a very good GPU.

chloefreak17 said:
RAM - Kingston 2GB PC310600 (1333MHz) DDR3

Usually we recommend 4GB for a build of this price. You may be better off just selling this kit later on and buying a 2x2GB kit; mixing and matching memory kits (even kits of the same model from different batches) can make your system buggy.

chloefreak17 said:
PSU - Cooler Master Extreme 700W

Some of Cooler Master's PSUs are very low quality. That one isn't listed in the guide, so I would be wary of it:

It also only has two PCI-E power connectors so you couldn't or shouldn't add a second HD 5850 with it.

I would recommend one of the power supplies ranked/rated 1 or 2 here:
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September 23, 2010 6:32:47 PM

-1 to the Cooler Master GX750, it has reviewed poorly at Jonnyguru (twice) and Hardwaresecrets.
September 24, 2010 7:54:18 AM

Ok, after updates, what bout this system?
Case - Antec Three Hundred
Motherboard - ASUS M4A88TD-M
CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 640 3.0GHz Processor
GPU - Amaze Radeon HD 5850 Video Card
RAM - PQI 4GB (2x 2GB) PC3 10666 (1333Mhz) DDR3
HDD - Samsung 500GB 3.5" Spinpoint F3 HDD
PSU - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W

I threw crossfire out the window since by the time i would need to i would be getting an entire new system. Would this be a good gaming rig? It's REALLY pushing my budget, but if it'll play the games on medium - max settings then it's no problem. Thanks for all your help.
September 24, 2010 8:13:15 AM

Looks good.
September 24, 2010 9:59:35 AM

That 880G has IGP and is mATX so if u dun need IGP have a look at the 870 chipset?