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PC Athlon II X3 for starcraft 2

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December 10, 2010 11:03:41 PM

Hi, i will buy this components for a new pc :wahoo:  :wahoo: 

-AMD Athon II X3 440 3.0 GHz 1.5 MB 1333 MHz

-Memory DDR3 ADATA 2 GB 1333 Mhz single tray

-Video card ZOGIS ZOGT240-ED3H GT240 512MB DDR3 PCIE2
http://zogis.com/index.php?cont=products&id=385

-HD SEAGATE 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA II 8MB BUFFER

I am searching for a motherboard with 2 slots for ddr3 1333mhz,
AM3 socket and no videocard included, recomendations?

I want it to be cheap to play starcraft 2 mostly, navegate on internet, programing, etc. with a 18.5" LCD.
What do you thing? :o 

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December 11, 2010 12:21:28 AM

xuwin's is good. I'd suggest that you only need a 430 to 550W PSU, and get a Rosewill Destroyer case.
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December 11, 2010 5:00:12 PM

Thanks xurwin and ScrewySqrl,
Yes, i want a cheap PC, Im not gonna xfire, so, a case with a PSU of 500 watts include its enough :) 

And the hdd that you suggest is so big, with 250 gb its enough for me :sol: 

I went to a pc store and the cheapest motherboard with AM3 socket was the gigabyte http://www.gigabyte.com.mx/products/product-page.aspx?p... in about $100

but im loking for something cheaper :na: 
I will search the Athlon II X3 450 and good prices for the GPU(I live in México)
Thanks
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December 11, 2010 6:45:39 PM

usually web order is cheaper
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December 12, 2010 2:42:27 AM

I found this motherboard

Gigabyte Ga-ma74gmt-s2
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

but in the specification says:

Quote:
* Due to chipset spec limitation, if you install AM3 CPU on this motherboard, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s); however, the frequency of AM3 CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.


and the Athlon II X3 works with system bus speed of 4000 MT/s
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

So, that motherboard dont let the CPU works at his best? i think the MB divide the Millions of Transfers in two and thats bad right? :??: 

I keep searching...
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December 14, 2010 3:32:00 PM

I think this is the winner

AMD ATHLON II X3 445 3.1 GHZ
2 GB DDR3 KINGSTON 1333 MHZ
MOTHERBOARD FOXCONN A88GMX 2.0 1600MHZ(OC) HT3
SAMSUNG 18.5" B1930N
GPU XFX RADEON HD 5670 512MB 128 BITS DDR5?
CASE WITH PSU 500 WATTS
The CPU use 95 Watts, and the Video card use 400 watts, witch a 500 watts psu its enought?
Comentary please? :) 95
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December 14, 2010 3:47:46 PM

that should work just fine. Foxxconn isn't my first choice for a motherboard, but it'd good enough for apple.

I dunno about in Mexico, but on Newegg, a X3 450 is exactly 1 penny more expensive than a 445. If its not much difference, go for the 450
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December 14, 2010 3:55:57 PM

I cant find the X3 450 :( 
PD.
The CPU use 95 Watts, and the Video card use 400 watts, witch a 500 watts psu its enought?
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December 14, 2010 8:16:17 PM

depends on the brand of the PSU. Antec, Sea Sonic, Corsair, sure. Soem no name brand, no.
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December 16, 2010 3:28:30 AM

SAMSUNG 18.5" B1930N
http://www.all-monitors.com/monitors/manufacturers/pos/...

GPU XFX RADEON HD 5670 512MB 128 BITS DDR5
http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/products/graphiccards/HD%2050...

The Video card have DVI and hdmi only, it is compatible whit that LCD??
I note that the DVI in the LCD its a little different, what wire i should use :S

http://www.vgadownload.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/X... VideoCard

http://brain.pan.e-merchant.com/4/2/07908224/l_07908224... LCD

And in some pictures, the video card has the analog port too :??: 
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-xPLiNQxL.jpg

If the card i going to buy has the blue port(analog right?) no problem, but if it isnt :(  .

Thanks for help
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December 16, 2010 9:00:32 AM

go for the 5770 instead of 5670
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December 16, 2010 2:11:26 PM

Jeje, i am a little short of money, i can't afford it

The LCD its compatible??
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December 16, 2010 7:17:59 PM

dvi is dvi. should connect fine.

instead of the 5770 or 5670, can you swing a GTS 450? (they run about $100-110 US)
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December 19, 2010 7:50:02 PM

I search for the GTs 450 but the price its like $50 US more. I bought the XFX HD 5670, and finaly build my first computer :D 
Thanks everyone
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December 19, 2010 9:34:06 PM

congrats. Enjoy the system.
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January 11, 2011 4:46:12 AM

AMD ATHLON II X3 445 3.1 GHZ
2 GB DDR3 KINGSTON 1333 MHZ
MOTHERBOARD BIOSTAR A785G3 1333MHZ HT3
SAMSUNG 18.5" B1930N
GPU XFX RADEON HD 5670 512MB 128 BITS DDR5
CASE WITH PSU 500 WATTS
HDD 500 GBs
DVD
Windows XP, when i need more RAM I will go for Windows 7 :) 

No overclock

That system works really good with SC2 on Ultra (I was looking for Normal :p ),bought Dragon Age Origins on Steam and runs with all on MAX, and I think my pc can run ALMOST every game to january 2011 with recommended system requirements (http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/) :p  my resolution is 1336x768 and for non gaming work its perfect :D 
Toms email me to choose best answer, thanks ScrewySqrl :p 
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January 11, 2011 4:47:46 AM

Best answer selected by MaritoxMX.
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January 11, 2011 6:33:30 AM

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