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AMD BASED GAMING PC BUILD

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April 28, 2011 8:57:15 AM

hey guys,
i am building a new PC, which will be used prefferably for gaming and video encoding and general purpose.
i will be using this gfx card only,and no sli or crossfire will be used.

AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BE
ASUS M4A88TD-M-EVO
G-SKILL RIPJAW 2x4GB 1600 MHZ RAM DDR3
SAPPHIRE ATI 5770 HD
CORSAIR 500 WATTS PSU

please suggest if this is the best performance pc under this budget only.

thanks in advance

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April 28, 2011 9:01:05 AM

Under what budget exactly?
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April 28, 2011 10:02:53 AM

the budget i am planning for MOBO+CPU+RAM is 340 USD.
please suggest if my selection is the best performing under this budget.
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April 28, 2011 10:25:32 AM

Pretty much any i3/i5 based rig will normally provide better performance/framerates especially at modest resolutions likely within the limits of your gpu....

Note the i5/2400 with approx 20% higher framerates --> http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...

You might be able to get a i5/2400 and H67-based mb and still stay within budget
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April 28, 2011 10:33:55 AM

Oh wow, this is more or less one (or a few) notch(es) up from my build.

FWIW, my build:

AMD Athlon II X3 450 unlocked to a AMD Phenom II X4 B50
MSI 870-G45 AM3
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770
PNY DDR3 RAM (3x2GB)
OCZ 550W PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Although I have 6GB of ram, only using 4GB currently. Dual screening with a 19" and a 17", both at 1280x1024. Your processor seems to a tad bit better according to this benchmark. Built mine less than a month ago. Starcraft II, Dead Space 2, and BFBC2 are all set to high by default (ultra for SC2), and run very smoothly. Photoshop takes less than 5 seconds to open, if that helps at all. I can only expect yours to perform better, with more RAM and a better processor. I do not know much about motherboards, so can't comment there.
My processor stays around 17C under light use, maybe 25 when I'm in game. GPU would be at 50 and 60 respectively.

This power supply calculator calculated your system at around 435W. Your 500W will work, but going over puts you on the safer side, as well as gives you room in the future to replace/add parts.

Note: If you aren't aware, you'll have to use a 64-bit OS for a system with more than 4GB (actually 3.75) of RAM

Hope this helps.
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April 28, 2011 12:40:33 PM

Looks like a reasonable budget build to me tbh.

If you are stuck with the 5770, then mdd1963 is correct - you may be able to afford an i5 and if you can you should. Otherwise you should concentrate your budget on the graphics card.

Your 500W PSU will easily be enough for the 5770 - I have a 4870 and it has no issues with a 430W PSU.
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