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June 15, 2011 6:05:20 PM

Current rig:
HP Pavilion a6110n

Future rig:
- ASRock AM3 M3A770DE/A/ASR Motherboard Socket S/L 5200MT/S: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

costing about 60$ (50 chf)

- 2gb ddr3 aout 30$

- amd x3 25x (3.3 ghz)

- AMD ADX450WFGMBOX Athlon II X3 450 Triple-Core Processor (3.20 GHz, 1.5MB Cache, Socket AM3, 95W, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

costing me about 80$ (60 chf)

- Colors 500W Gold 12Cm Silent Atx Power Supply: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

a cheap a$$ power supply costing me 40$ (35 chf)

Now time for some questions:

1. i have hd 6570 1 gb ddr3 which i'll be using for crossfire but i have a question. Would it be possible to crossfire hd 6570 with hd 6x70 or is it suppose to be 65x0....
2. How much can i sell my current rig for?
3. Feel free to comment on future rig but please suggest things which are not so expensive as i have no intention of spending too much money just for having a boost in FPS from 40 to 100 as it does no advantage whatsoever...

June 15, 2011 6:07:53 PM

What will you do with your computer? Because for a gaming machine you must spend around 500$
June 15, 2011 6:25:52 PM

well i'm more into upgrading my current rig without spending lots of money...so i guess having a 3.3 ghz triple core rather then 2.3ghz dual core and PSU, ddr3 without having to spend more then 40$ overall is a good idea...

yes i'll be doing gaming on it but i've seen computers around with atholon x3 and 2-4 gb ddr3 maxing out crysis with a good graphics card which would be a long term planning...but i guess this is a good upgrade within 300$
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June 15, 2011 6:33:39 PM

shad0wboss said:

yes i'll be doing gaming on it but i've seen computers around with atholon x3 and 2-4 gb ddr3 maxing out crysis with a good graphics card which would be a long term planning...but i guess this is a good upgrade within 300$


I will just don't read that and I'll continue..


With 300$ it's impossible to build a serious gaming machine.
June 15, 2011 7:05:09 PM

please don't add "serious" when i just said "gaming"

I just want a faster processor, ram and PSU by only adding 40$ more and getting all that even if i have to sell my current rig....but i've been getting no helpful answers so i guess i won't bother replying here

i don't plan on playing crysis on 19xx x 9xx pixels on gamer settings with 16x AA






June 15, 2011 7:19:50 PM

Μen don't get crazy.. Some games are meant to be played at high setting and with a good computer, otherwise they're not worth playing them. My opinion is to save some more $$(around 500-550$) and get a good gaming computer with quality parts, because if you build something with not enough power and low quality parts all you will do is loosing your money.
June 15, 2011 7:22:05 PM

For your question about crossfireX:

AMD CrossfireX support chart

So according to that you could also crossfire with 6670.

The triple core will give you a boost in most games I'm sure. While many games only use 2 cores some do use more and it will be nice to have that one core over for windows to do other stuff while you are gaming. Bunch of tests also showed that 3 might be the optimal number, but as time goes by the games become better at utilizing more cores.

Try to get 2x2GB Ram to fit into your budget, it will also help with the newer games, they tend to hog up memory.

June 15, 2011 7:45:05 PM

Hmmm seems this is your lucky day...

AM3+ Motherboard from Asrock with everything you need and Bulldozer - Ready

ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

V2 Version of CX 500, the basic PSU from a major brand Corsair! With more power (34A from 12V) it can easily handle your system, as long as future upgrades (GPU)

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At these days you don't go with 2GB of RAM but with 4GB. This kit is a 1600MHz one from Mushkin

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996946
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At these days you also don't go with dual core processors so the Phenom II X4 955 is the best you can get considering your budget

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for GPU, you can start with a Hybrid Crossfire between your GPU and the intergrated one and after you save some $$ You can get a 6770!

Sum 297$ with MIR!
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