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October 18, 2010 4:50:15 PM

Alright so i am planning on building a new computer for gaming at 1920x1080 resolution on a 21.5 inch monitor that i already own. I have all the peripherals i just need the tower and preferably micro ATX.
I also have the OS already so no need to budget that in.

Here is what i have so far, i am looking to get the best bang for the buck but still be able to play most games on high settings on my monitor.

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM <- part of combo with case
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower <- part of combo with HDD
PS: Rosewill BRONZE series RBR750-M 750W
Mobo: ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3
GPU: MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
DVD: PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA-26

I would also like this to be a good desktop for school. I am a software engineering student, but i think that a gaming desktop can handle what i would need it for.


Any ideas or recommended changes are welcome.
Also I know that some mobo's only work with certain RAM, or at least thats what i have heard, so if those wont work together please advise some other RAM or another Mobo.
I am not particular to AMD just seems to be best bang for buck. would welcome Intel and then maybe think SLI in the future.

I am looking at buying within a week or two.

As I said any tips are appreciated.
Thanks!
October 19, 2010 12:13:06 AM

Get one of these hard drives, 1TB and 500GB versions. (faster)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Also I know that some mobo's only work with certain RAM, or at least thats what i have heard, so if those wont work together please advise some other RAM or another Mobo.
Lies lies lies :)  you know how ram says "perfect match with i5/i7" or something similar? Yeah.. pure marketing. As long as you have DDRX with a DDRX board you are pretty much fine. (X=Number)

With graphics.. the 6000 cards are coming in 4 days so the 5830 will be cheaper.. maybe a 6750? (Know one knows specs... *sigh*)

No need for 8GB of ram for gaming, 4GB is far enough...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

40 Bucks more for a phenom ii black..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extreme quality case for the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 19, 2010 2:08:29 AM

Not to mention the 5830 struggles with 1080 resolution
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October 19, 2010 7:54:01 AM

Yep even 768/192 bit GTX 460 is now a better buy at current pricing vs HD 5830 but really with your budget u should be looking at HD 5850 CFable build even

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October 23, 2010 12:18:41 AM

Best answer selected by Xailos.
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October 23, 2010 3:19:13 AM

I would swap that HD 5850 for a HD 6870 really Happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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