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September 27, 2010 8:09:35 PM

I'm on a budget, so my choices is limited, as i'm from Denmark i can't really give a budget so you can't really suggest other "builds" that is affordable so what i'm asking you guys is to basicly just look at the two builds i'm posting and say which is the better choice :) 

OPTION 1

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I already have this one so its "free")


OPTION 2

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It is "basicly" the same hardware i'm looking at, the difference is the GPU and the HDD, if i use the one i've already got i can get a GTX 460 else i'll have to get a GTS 450, the thing is i'm most likely able to get an HDD upgrade within 4-5months, where as i'm NOT going to upgrade anything else within the next 2-3years, so in that way it makes most sense to go with option 1, but if it is going to suck it doesn't make sense to cheap out in the HDD. I would love some experts oppinions.

Oh by the way its mainly used for "low requering games" such as Fifa, PES, Need for speed, Football Manager and Pro Cycling Manager, i do also play abit of Starcraft 2 and i'm planing on playing Civilizations 5 as i was a HUGE fan of Civilizations 4

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September 27, 2010 8:30:59 PM

I would keep the old HDD for now, and maybe try to replace it with a bargain deal at xmas/new years sales. Getting the better graphics card will give you much greater long term enjoyment, putting up with a little load-time sluggishness for a while will be worth it.

I dont know if you looked, but FIFA 2011 now wants you to have a 9800GT or better graphics card, which is not tons slower than a 450. Its no longer a light game.
September 27, 2010 8:43:20 PM

I have looked up the recommended requirements (EAs forums and game debate), the info i have/had on recommended requirements was a 8800GT / HD3870 which i define as a "low requirments" ;)  especially compared to whats available today, though its more then what my current system have :p 
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September 27, 2010 8:50:00 PM

From a straight "Option A or Option B", I would tend to agree with dndhatcher and go with Option A, ie. the GTX 460 with old hard drive.

Replacing a hard drive is a fair bit of work, but considerably cheaper than replacing a video card and it sounds like money is of more concern than extra work in your situation.

Hope this helps!
September 27, 2010 8:57:09 PM

8800GT/3870 == 5570. One notch below the 5670/9800 GT , two below the 5750/ GT450/GT250. Not too far behind the mid-range gaming cards. Imagine what FIFA 2012 could be like.
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