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February 10, 2011 8:01:57 PM

Hey Guys, I'm looking to build a computer that can play A.V.A (alliance of valiant arms) On Close To Max Settings (Maybe just a little over medium) At 1680x1050 Resolution Any Advice Would Help.
HUGE EDIT: I have purchased a ATI Radeon HD 5700 I wish to build on to my current system by adding to gigs of ram right now the only things i need help on deciding on would be a suitable choice for a graphics card, 2 more gigs of ddr2 ram and a 700 watt power supply all within the buget of 200 - 250 All opinions are appreciated

My Current Rig
Video Card:NVIDIA Geforce 7600 Gt
Purchased: ATI Radeon HD 5700 :bounce: 
Cpu/Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 4300 @ 1.8GHz
MotherBoard: GA-965P-S3
Ram:2Gb DDR2
Power Supply: 430 Watts

And I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit

Preferences
Intel Core i3 550 Or Core i5 660 (if these are not good choices, anything Intel)
Edit: heres a list of cpus compatible with my motherboard I would like a quad core at 2.66Ghz or higher
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...
PLZ DO NOT SUGGEST ANY INTEL POSSESSORS THEY ARE TOO EXPENSIVE
Nvidia Graphics Card
6 GIG DDR2 or DDR3
Extra 2 Gigs DDR 2 Ram
700 watt power supply
200 - 250$ (maybe slightly over)

Thanks For Your Help

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February 10, 2011 8:32:36 PM

Do you plan on over clocking ?
February 10, 2011 8:44:14 PM

GeneralChiken said:


Preferences
Intel Core i3 550 Or Core i5 660 (if these are not good choices, anything Intel)
Nvidia Graphics Card
300$ - 350$ (maybe slightly over)

Thanks For Your Help



I would not recommend anything less then a true QUAD. i5 660 is just dual core with Hyper threading to give you an illusion of quad. True Quad starts from i5-670, try to grab that one.

For Nvidia, this lot depends on your budget but however the best card till date comparing the prize being charged and output drawn + able to play all advance games is GTX 460.

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February 10, 2011 8:44:44 PM

$300-$350 for everything? You could always overclock your 4300 to 2.4GHz or so, add 2GB of memory and a better video card.
February 10, 2011 8:52:16 PM

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$300-$350 for everything? You could always overclock your 4300 to 2.4GHz or so, add 2GB of memory and a better video card.

Problem With That is that my 4300 had been overclocked for five years on the sixth year it stopped working and had to reset to defaults And my motherboard is ancient cant support any new cpu
February 10, 2011 8:59:21 PM

asheesh1_2000 said:
I would not recommend anything less then a true QUAD. i5 660 is just dual core with Hyper threading to give you an illusion of quad. True Quad starts from i5-670, try to grab that one.

For Nvidia, this lot depends on your budget but however the best card till date comparing the prize being charged and output drawn + able to play all advance games is GTX 460.

umm thats exactly why i want the 660 it will probably be the most smooth thing that will run on my budget and isnt the 670 still dual core and if i have to should i consider the extra 30$ for the 661 only difference is approx 200mhz on IGP
speed
February 10, 2011 9:14:37 PM

GeneralChiken said:
umm thats exactly why i want the 660 it will probably be the most smooth thing that will run on my budget and isnt the 670 still dual core and if i have to should i consider the extra 30$ for the 661 only difference is approx 200mhz on IGP
speed



I am not sure how I got it mixed here,,, yes you are correct, 670 is dual core too. I remember last time I checked (some 8 months ) there was a quad in i5, however looks like quds are in i7 only now.

Well,, with your budget I would say you can stick with 660,however at the sametime I would recommend you to think again on AMD for you can get a quad there at same prize.
February 10, 2011 9:27:48 PM

oh and i like the idea of just buying another graphics card ill try that first before cpu
February 10, 2011 9:29:20 PM

asheesh1_2000 said:
I am not sure how I got it mixed here,,, yes you are correct, 670 is dual core too. I remember last time I checked (some 8 months ) there was a quad in i5, however looks like quds are in i7 only now.

Well,, with your budget I would say you can stick with 660,however at the sametime I would recommend you to think again on AMD for you can get a quad there at same prize.


ill look in to amd and tell you what o think thanks
February 10, 2011 9:35:23 PM

hey whats your opinion on AMD Athlon II X4 640 its a quad core with 3.0Ghz
oh and the only reason i'm obsessed with the Intel I series is that the i3 and the i5 carry some cool bonuses down from the i7
February 10, 2011 10:08:29 PM

GeneralChiken said:
ill look in to amd and tell you what o think thanks

The reason I asked if you planned on over clocking is so I know what board to point you to. So do you plan on over clocking a new cpu or what ?
February 10, 2011 10:26:05 PM

Why_Me said:
The reason I asked if you planned on over clocking is so I know what board to point you to. So do you plan on over clocking a new cpu or what ?


Honestly i think i'm gonna get an new AMD. As for overclocking my cpu is runnning out of life trust me i went up .1 ghz and it died on me had to reset it so im not planning on keeping it

srry i did not catch that right, overclocking a NEW cpu isnt a priority ( if it fits my budget yes id like to) right now I just want a cpu that will last me another 2 years cause my current rig is starting to not be able to play newer games on low settings without lag
February 10, 2011 10:51:53 PM

This is a Intel quadcore with hyper threading.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-760BOX&titl... $203.99 Free Shipping
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-760 2.8GHz 8MB LGA1156 CPU, Retail - BX80605I5760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N450OC-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $418.96 *not including shipping, rebates

If you prefer Gigabyte then this board down below...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2V LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
February 11, 2011 7:26:03 PM

Why_Me said:
This is a Intel quadcore with hyper threading.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-760BOX&titl... $203.99 Free Shipping
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-760 2.8GHz 8MB LGA1156 CPU, Retail - BX80605I5760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N450OC-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $418.96 *not including shipping, rebates

If you prefer Gigabyte then this board down below...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2V LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Thanks For The Help ill Check these out but the Canadian price will be much higher
i don't mean to be rude but I'm Canadian can you check sites like Newegg.ca or Tigerdirect.ca preferably
Canadacomputers.com
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