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March 28, 2011 4:13:17 AM

Hi guys! I'm new here so hope you understand my noobness.

First of all: I'm not a PC expert or what so i'm asking help here.

Ok so let's get started. I'll start off with the specs (I'll include the price here in the store i picked).I live in the Philippines by the way.

Specs:
Processor: Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93Ghz [$117]
Motherboard: Asus P7H55 (Intel H55 chipset) [$128]
RAM: Kingston 2Gb DDR3 [$31]
Graphics Card: Inno3D Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 512Mb DDR3 [$112]

Games:
CoD 4: Modern Warfare 2
CoD: Black Ops
Nba 2k11
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 3
Need For Speed: Shift
GTA 4
Left 4 Dead 2
Mafia 2
Test Drive Unlimited 2
Counter Strike
Half Life 2
*I won't complete the list since it will be too long but for sure all games will have same requirement*

*I expect to run games on Medium - High settings with atleast 35fps.
** $1 = Php 43

Additional Notes:
You guys can Approve,Disapprove or add more/change something.My budget for the Processor,Motherboard,RAM & Graphics Card is $400.I won't overclock the cpu or what just plain stock.

EDIT: This is going to be my second pc.I want to make one again just for backup.

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March 28, 2011 4:47:39 AM

Check with your local shop regarding availability and price for these components -

CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 640

Motherboard - Asrock 870 Extreme3

Memory - 4GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3 1333 MHz from any good brand such as G-Skill, Corsair, Kingston

Video Card - Radeon HD 5770 1GB from any good brand such as Sapphire, Asus, Palit..
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March 28, 2011 4:50:01 AM

IMO, the CPU should be fine (though an i5 would be nice), but you WILL need to overclock it. 2GB RAM is... well... unacceptable. Consider 4GB an absolute minimum. GTA IV and Mafia 2 will murder this graphics card.
I understand it's a backup rig, but consider if it's worth it - how useful will a weak setup be? Maybe spend the money on upgrading your current rig, or save it.
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March 29, 2011 11:53:51 PM

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March 30, 2011 12:08:34 AM

Emperus said:
Check with your local shop regarding availability and price for these components -

CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 640

Motherboard - Asrock 870 Extreme3

Memory - 4GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3 1333 MHz from any good brand such as G-Skill, Corsair, Kingston

Video Card - Radeon HD 5770 1GB from any good brand such as Sapphire, Asus, Palit..



Thanks!
These are the upgrades i did:
RAM to 4Gb (2 x2 Gb) DDR3 1333 Mhz Kingston
ATi Radeon HD 5570 1Gb DDR3

*yes kinda over the budget with the upgrades...but it's worth it.

I would really like to upgrade the Motherboard and CPU but i already bought them.

Last question,will this one be a good dedicated server/server? <--- Games
Since this is my second one/backup, i won't touch this one that much so i'm also planning to install a dedicated server.
My download speed is: 12Mbps
upload speed is: 1Mbps
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March 30, 2011 12:31:10 AM

Jay_83 said:
IMO, the CPU should be fine (though an i5 would be nice), but you WILL need to overclock it. 2GB RAM is... well... unacceptable. Consider 4GB an absolute minimum. GTA IV and Mafia 2 will murder this graphics card.
I understand it's a backup rig, but consider if it's worth it - how useful will a weak setup be? Maybe spend the money on upgrading your current rig, or save it.

Thanks for the info.
My current rig is way better than this one.
Specs:
Intel i7 950 @ 3.06Ghz
Kingston 8Gb DDR3
Inno3D GeForce GTX 470 1280Mb

*this one took me some time to earn XD
I also sold my old pc to add money for buying the materials for my pc (not the second one).
Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @ 2.66Ghz
2Gb RAM
Palit HD4850 512Mb



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