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February 25, 2011 1:05:52 PM

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Mobo: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
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GPU: HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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PSU: FSP Group SAGA+ 450R 450W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply
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RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
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CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX
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February 25, 2011 1:17:24 PM

Looks perfectly balanced to me for a gaming PC. Im not sure about the PSU though I would swap for Corsair or Antec I not an expert on PSUs though.
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February 25, 2011 1:59:56 PM

Well, aside from building a new PC around a Athlon X3, I don't see any issues. I do expect the rig to be considered underpowered on the CPU side of things within a year or two though...

Also, get a bigger PSU. You'll save yourself many problems later on. No reason to not get at least 650W...

Really, now is NOT a good time to buy a new system around old tech, with the re-release of Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer looming...
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February 25, 2011 2:16:11 PM

gamerk316 said:
Well, aside from building a new PC around a Athlon X3, I don't see any issues. I do expect the rig to be considered underpowered on the CPU side of things within a year or two though...

Also, get a bigger PSU. You'll save yourself many problems later on. No reason to not get at least 650W...

Really, now is NOT a good time to buy a new system around old tech, with the re-release of Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer looming...


what are sandy bridge and bulldozer?
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February 25, 2011 2:19:11 PM

Sandy bridge is the new line of Intel processors, they are the i3, i5, and i7 with 4 digit model numbers like the i5-2500 and i7-2600k. Bulldozer is AMDs new chips that are due out in Q2 of 2011, new architecture so it will be interesting,but giong by your budget range, neither one of them are viable options for you as in the low in AMD chips are a better value than the similarly priced intel chips, and bulldozer will be rather expensive when its first released.
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February 25, 2011 2:19:29 PM

"Really, now is NOT a good time to buy a new system around old tech, with the re-release of Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer looming." Neither Sandy bridge or bulldozer are going to be priced less than double the cost of this build (CPU & Motherboard part) and an Athlon x3 with a 5770 can play any game smoothly on medium to high settings.
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February 25, 2011 2:28:39 PM

simon12 said:
"Really, now is NOT a good time to buy a new system around old tech, with the re-release of Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer looming." Neither Sandy bridge or bulldozer are going to be priced less than double the cost of this build (CPU & Motherboard part) and an Athlon x3 with a 5770 can play any game smoothly on medium to high settings.


sweet! this is pretty much all i was looking for with this build
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February 25, 2011 2:46:18 PM

^ +1 that PSU is better. I forgot to say when I said "Athlon x3 with a 5770 can play any game smoothly on medium to high settings." I should have said Athlon x3 with a 5770 can play any game smoothly on medium to high settings at 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower. If you have a huge monitor or are running 2+ monitors then you may be limited to low-medium settings.
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February 25, 2011 4:51:12 PM

simon12 said:
^ +1 that PSU is better. I forgot to say when I said "Athlon x3 with a 5770 can play any game smoothly on medium to high settings." I should have said Athlon x3 with a 5770 can play any game smoothly on medium to high settings at 1920 x 1080 resolution or lower. If you have a huge monitor or are running 2+ monitors then you may be limited to low-medium settings.


32" tv will be used as monitor but if i can play 1920x1080 smoothly at medium settings i will be more than happy
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