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Hello, need help with a computer

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August 20, 2011 1:29:56 PM

Hello, i'm planning on buying a desktop, but i don't know much about the current components (i used to know a little back when Radeon 9600 was decent graphics card).

Here's the components:

Mainboard: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3, AM3, ATX
Or this one: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO, Sockel AM3, ATX
Or this: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3, Sockel AM3, ATX

Cooler for processor:
Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Heatpipe Cooler 120mm

AMD Phenom II X4 840 Box AM3 (AMD Phenom II X4 840 / 3.2 GHz processor)

Hard Drive: Samsung EcoGreen F3 1TB,SATA II HD105SI

RAM: 8GB-Kit Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 CL9

Drive: LiteOn BD-ROM drive - Serial ATA

Graphics Card:Club 3D Radeon HD 6850 - graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6850 - 1 GB

Or This: XFX RADEON HD 6850 - graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6850 - 1 GB


Would the computer be good for gaming purposes?
I'm planning to play games like CoD MF2/Black Ops, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Mafia 2, Crysis and so on.

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August 20, 2011 4:22:05 PM

Are you planning on building this pc yourself?

What is your budget?

Where will you be buying it from?

And what resolution will you be playing at?

And yes, that will run most games at a high resolution at around high settings.
August 20, 2011 6:15:29 PM

Thanks for the reply!

I'm not planning to build it myself, i'll most likely have to end up getting a service from the company to build it.
Cause i might mess up with the cables :pt1cable:  .

Budget will be around 550-650 €uros

This is the store i'm most likely going to buy it from:

Resolution... umm not sure about that. I currently only use laptop so it's been that 1024x768 i think.
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August 20, 2011 6:29:32 PM

Part of the fun would be assembling the pc yourself and the sense of achievement when you boot up your first game on it and from my small amount of experience most components come with clear enough manuals and illustrations so I'd definitely think about building it yourself and hey if you get stuck you can always ask on here
August 20, 2011 6:39:57 PM

Thanks for the reply! I'll consider assembling it myself. That would save me like 20 euros if i'd have the store to assemble it.

I've changed power supply to our old desktop (Compaq Presario S6300SF xD). Also had to change some sort of Network adapter when we bought it. But that's about all the changes i've got to do so far with computers.
August 20, 2011 6:44:21 PM

So your 550-650 budget includes the price of a new monitor?

And with regards to building your own computer; its much easier than you might think. I've seen lego kits rated for 8+ years of age that require more skill.
August 20, 2011 6:50:31 PM

Doesn't include price of a monitor. I've got Samsung 2333HD though, which i could use as monitor, but it seems to tend to heat up a little bit. So i will most likely have to get some sort of monitor.
August 20, 2011 6:57:35 PM

I tried to see what I could do with your budget, but I had trouble navigating the website you linked, however the prices seem to be very similar to that of UK sites so I'm fairly sure you could do better than a HD6850.
August 20, 2011 6:59:55 PM

well i've had problems with that site as well, since i can't speak german. And they haven't got the whole page translated to english.
Which graphics card would be better than HD6850?
August 20, 2011 7:07:24 PM

And also, where do you live? As the site you chose is not particularly cheap, and there are better European alternatives.
August 20, 2011 7:15:19 PM

Thanks, i'll take a look on that site and compare their prices.