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December 4, 2010 4:22:55 PM

hello everybody oh well short story: :hello: 

1) Dell XPS 1645 DOESN"T cut in ANY games I play
2) my old PC is old

I want to play Battlefield Bad Company 2, Age of Conan, any new games at high settings at 1920x1080.
I do record a lot on my PC via my Sonar interface (not sure if that matter)

Thank you everybody for the advices and your time.

That's what I've configured on newegg:

cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX 185.99

mb "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
174.99

gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
$269.99

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL PI 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6Q-8GBPI 199.99

hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
89.99

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
80

psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
80

total 1080

what is my weak chain?
what can I improve?
what is overkill?

:bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 

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December 4, 2010 9:24:06 PM

for the same price this case will help with cablemanagement and you get 2 120mm fans
NZXT Alpha

you can get two sets of these AMD Black Edition Rams provided i find you a better quad channel kit on amazon.com

a lil expensive but cheaper after MIR for this XFX 650W 80+Bronze PSU
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December 5, 2010 12:06:03 AM

Lutfij said:
for the same price this case will help with cablemanagement and you get 2 120mm fans
NZXT Alpha

you can get two sets of these AMD Black Edition Rams provided i find you a better quad channel kit on amazon.com

a lil expensive but cheaper after MIR for this XFX 650W 80+Bronze PSU


hmm good suggestions. thank you.

what about MB is it a bit overkill for the system?
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December 5, 2010 5:54:53 AM

Lol, nope your good to go :) 

If your looking for a crossfire in the future, hold onto that mobo.

but i'd side with these :) 

MSI Fuzion 890FX
MSI 770A Fuzion - misses out on PATA connection
ASrock 890FX chip
either the MSI's would be good, but if budget is getting at your throat, get teh Asus, packed with features...if your using them. The good thing about the MSI 870A fuzion is you can use 2GPU's of dif makers together :) 

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what is overkill?
something your paying for but really ins't worth its premium price tag...it also means your investing in a package deal (mobo features) which you MAY use but non-the-less is just pure bragging rights.

e'g you live in a busy ,gridlocked neighbourhood and you have a ferrari...all that horsepower and nowhere to burn rubber.
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December 5, 2010 6:21:52 AM

IMO i would go with the AMD 955 BE, since it would save $40 and can easily be put right back to 3.5GHz with a simple multi increase. However, if youre uncomfortable overclocking, the 970 would probably work better.
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December 5, 2010 8:20:43 AM

I'm running that same exact motherboard and it crossroads like a dream when I had 2 ATI 5750's in it and now I'm running a ATI 6870 with no problems. I'd have to agree on going with a Phenom X4 955 BE. I have mine set to 3.6 GHz without changing any other settings and it runs perfectly stable.

If you can find an OEM version of the CPU without a heatsink, that's your best bet and you can use the money you save to get a nice CPU cooler that's quieter and more efficient than the stock one you would get from AMD.
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December 5, 2010 10:24:56 AM

Best answer selected by Asgaroth.
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December 5, 2010 10:58:41 AM

Thank YOU for the vote bro! cheers and good luck with your build.

Remember, IF you want to OC...do a thorough research into it. There are guides to OC'in here at Tom's and also note : OC'ing voids your warranty. Thas why I ask buyers if they want a stable rig without the worry of ruining your PC.

PM me if you'd need anything else !
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