I having been eying this build for a few weeks and is planning to buy it within this week, please help me take a look if there is anything i need to change:
CPU: AMD Athlon 2 X4 640
mobo: Biostar A880G+
RAM: 1x4Gb as the mobo only has 2 slots and I want to reserve the other one for possible future upgrade. OR should i just go with 2x2gb(slightly cheaper)?
Graphic: AMD 6850
PSU: CoolerMaster extreme power 550w (which I already own, but I am a little concerned if its enough for the 6850 because a guy at the computer shop told me that I need a more than 600W corsair PSU, which i doubt.)
So guys, do you think this is enough for me to play most games decently? Like Fallout new vegas. I am going for the cheapest build as I am a student, a poor one . Btw, I have a 1280x1024 monitor, so its not so pixel hungry.
Any comment will be greatly appreciated.
O, just to extend this topic a bit, I have got a rich friend who is going on the build with me, to keep things simple:
1. He is choosing between intel i5/i3 and AMD for the upcoming (diablo 3. He is not a hardcore gamer.
2. He is unsure if he needs those performance RAM.
3. He is buying a single 6850, is a corsair 650w PSU enough?
Ok, thanks mosox for the reminder, so I will be sticking with 2x2gb RAM.
Anyway, it doesnt mean that since the mobo supports a brand of 4gb RAM, i can use all the other 4gb rams? I saw the computability list before and thought that they just didnt update it to include the 4gb rams.
And for the video card, I am not sure if its really an overkill as many reviews show that it can only get like 30 to 40 fps on games like crysis and just cause, with max settings of course. Of course, consider that its an overkill, can u recommend me a appropriate card pls? thanks
My friend told me that he prefers a phenom X4 to intel.
Thanks for recommending me the G skill RAM but i will be sticking with kingston ram (nothing wrong right?), because of money. The G skill RAM is 140 bucks in my country while kingston is only 80
O, for the HDD, isnt WD better than Samsung in term of reliability? or at least i heard so. because this is my friends first build and he needs to prove to this dad that custom build is more or just as reliable as branded PC.