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ASUS m4a89GTD with AMD Phenom and Nvidia GTS250

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March 22, 2011 6:48:21 AM

Hello,

I am fairly new to computer building but I want to get my feet wet and try to build a new computer and If I enjoy it enough, might do it in the future.

Anyways, considering I believe I have a fairly decent graphics card (nvidia GTS 250) and a fairly decent PSU (500W, not sure of make or brand, but dont feel like looking right now) I thought about building my own PC.

I thought about buying a new one all together but even if I have to replace the PSU I won't mind but my new set-up I was considering was this.

MOBO: ASUS M4A89GTD
CPU: AMD PENOM II x4 965
GRAPHICS: Nvidia GTS250

I guess my question being is will the mobo and cpu be okay with the video card? or will there be bottlenecking involved/hanging, etc basically can I still get some decent potential out of the video card? or would an upgrade be viable? If so can I have some graphic card suggestions for the mobo and processor set-up? (that won't break the bank)
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March 22, 2011 8:32:48 AM

why dont you go for Sandy Bridge? i5 2300 is top notch for the price it is!
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March 22, 2011 3:35:10 PM

+1 Asus M4A89GTD
+1 PhII 955BE
-1 GTX 250 (on a CrossFire mobo? -- unless you already have it :)  )
-1 SB 2300
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March 22, 2011 8:54:33 PM

Wisecracker said:
+1 Asus M4A89GTD
+1 PhII 955BE
-1 GTX 250 (on a CrossFire mobo? -- unless you already have it :)  )
-1 SB 2300


Yah, I already have the GTS 250 that I just bought about a year ago I believe. I might just consider investing into a new video card, what do you guys suggest? whats hot now days?
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March 22, 2011 8:59:33 PM

I guess I should of mentioned that I already have the GTS 250, I want to benefit from Crossfire, but I read that, at least to my understanding, is that one video card can be compatable with the mobo and that crossfire/sli is more for multiple video cards? My current plan is too hold off on buying a video card until i have more money to purchase 2 crossfire compatible GPUs
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March 22, 2011 9:18:53 PM

Yes I knew that. I am trying to ask if the GTS 250 will still hold me over on this MOBO until I purchase a crossfire capable GPU?
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March 22, 2011 9:19:29 PM

PS, are you stoked for SWTOR?
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March 23, 2011 11:18:19 AM

Your GTS250 is fine for an old-timer, Grandpa --LOL-- you just can't push the highest details, any DX11, or highest resolutions.

Playing games at a level that you enjoy is the most important thing --- otherwise, screw the whole AMDIntelATInVidiaSLICF stuff ...
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March 23, 2011 5:03:36 PM

thx wisecracker lol. I'm thinking of just investing the 150 dollars into a new card anyways. the more that I think about it the money that I spend on that becomes more and more practical for a "new system"
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