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February 14, 2012 12:56:38 PM

Hello. I'm planing on purchasing a cheap gaming configuration and i wanted to ask you guys how good will it be.
PC Specs:
AMD Athlon II X3 445 CPU 3.3 GHz
LC Power Silent LC5550 V2.2 (550W PSU)
EVGA GeForce GTX 550ti
Biostar N68S3+
Western Digital Caviar Green 500gb
Transcend DDR3 4gb (1333MHz)

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February 14, 2012 2:59:08 PM

davcon said:
Better off going with a SB platform the Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz is better for gaming.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
The AMD 6790 is a better gpu.
Caviar Green isn't a great choice for your primary hdd.


Hmm why would i purchase a dual core instead of a triple core?
I agree about the GPU. You're right i'm gonna buy a HD 6850 instead xD
And i chose that hard drive because its cheap :p 
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February 14, 2012 3:08:10 PM

if you can get the athlon ii x4, get that, you'll have 4 cores, even though the pentiums g860 are faster in benchamrks i would prefer having 4 cores, i have a friend with one of those and a gtx 460 which is more less the equivalent to a 6790 and runs everything maxed out, thats just my opinion of course, the pentiums look good in the benchs but im a bit sceptical with them
February 14, 2012 3:21:22 PM

megagabobe1 said:
if you can get the athlon ii x4, get that, you'll have 4 cores, even though the pentiums g860 are faster in benchamrks i would prefer having 4 cores, i have a friend with one of those and a gtx 460 which is more less the equivalent to a 6790 and runs everything maxed out, thats just my opinion of course, the pentiums look good in the benchs but im a bit sceptical with them


The HD 6790 may be good at lower resolutions against the GTX 460 but it would blow up if they went up against each other on high resolutions. If i'm gonna go with AMD then i'll go for the HD 6850 or i'm just gonna try my luck with the GTX 460
February 14, 2012 3:27:35 PM

Lazar_99 said:
The HD 6790 may be good at lower resolutions against the GTX 460 but it would blow up if they went up against each other on high resolutions. If i'm gonna go with AMD then i'll go for the HD 6850 or i'm just gonna try my luck with the GTX 460


if you can get that one excellent, the hd 6850 is an excellent card, even better if you get the athlon ii x4 instead of the x3, if not you could try unlocking
February 14, 2012 3:36:07 PM

megagabobe1 said:
if you can get that one excellent, the hd 6850 is an excellent card, even better if you get the athlon ii x4 instead of the x3, if not you could try unlocking


Yes. My plan was to unlock its 4th core :D 
February 14, 2012 3:40:51 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Yes. My plan was to unlock its 4th core :D 


it seems there a very good chance of unlocking the fourth core, so i think you'll be able to do so, even though the pentiums perform better, I still believe that when games start using more cores like battlefield 3 you'll see the difference and maybe is when we'll see the true performance of six cores like mine
February 14, 2012 3:58:00 PM

megagabobe1 said:
it seems there a very good chance of unlocking the fourth core, so i think you'll be able to do so, even though the pentiums perform better, I still believe that when games start using more cores like battlefield 3 you'll see the difference and maybe is when we'll see the true performance of six cores like mine


I've seen some bad frame rate in games on the Phenom II X6 CPU when combined with 2 geforce GTX 590's in SLI. On the other hand when they replaced the 590's with a single HD 6970 they had high fps
February 14, 2012 4:10:36 PM

Lazar_99 said:
I've seen some bad frame rate in games on the Phenom II X6 CPU when combined with 2 geforce GTX 590's in SLI. On the other hand when they replaced the 590's with a single HD 6970 they had high fps

i dont trust online benchmarks, and i have several friends with the phenom ii x6 and some of the with crossfire setups and i dongt see any "bottleneck" as many people would tell you
February 14, 2012 4:17:16 PM

The G860 will be better for gaming
February 14, 2012 4:35:36 PM

Have not been on in awhile. Just found out how outdated my machine is.
February 14, 2012 4:39:26 PM

seumas_beathan said:
The G860 will be better for gaming

and what when games start using mores cores, they are just beginning to right now, in my opinion is better to have 4 cores for future games
February 14, 2012 4:47:52 PM

The athlon cores are somewhat slow, I don't know if its worth it to bet on them for the long run.
February 14, 2012 5:15:41 PM

esrever said:
The athlon cores are somewhat slow, I don't know if its worth it to bet on them for the long run.


i've seen their performance myself, they are not that slow
February 14, 2012 5:17:19 PM

seumas_beathan said:
The G860 will be better for gaming


I ain't gonna buy a dual core. If the athlon II is that bad then i'll go with the phenom II X4 955
February 14, 2012 5:19:41 PM

Lazar_99 said:
I ain't gonna buy a dual core. If the athlon II is that bad then i'll go with the phenom II X4 955


thats another solid option, i've seen one of those paired with a gtx 580 and no problems
February 14, 2012 5:20:24 PM

i can tell you from personal experience that the athlon ii x4 is not a bad choice for gaming
February 14, 2012 5:43:29 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Hmm why would i purchase a dual core instead of a triple core?
I agree about the GPU. You're right i'm gonna buy a HD 6850 instead xD
And i chose that hard drive because its cheap :p 

Never. I repeat Never go cheap on a harddrive. Unless your asking to crash and burn with issues. Green is the most know Harddrive class to have failures. Blue or Black is better
February 14, 2012 5:51:32 PM

Rockdpm said:
Never. I repeat Never go cheap on a harddrive. Unless your asking to crash and burn with issues. Green is the most know Harddrive class to have failures. Blue or Black is better


Yea i know little about hard drives so good thing you told me before i bought it :D 
February 14, 2012 7:49:23 PM

Lazar_99 said:
I ain't gonna buy a dual core. If the athlon II is that bad then i'll go with the phenom II X4 955

although the athlons are decent, I would suggest the phenoms over them because the L3 helps a lot, same clock the L3 gives 10-15% more performance in just about everything.
February 14, 2012 8:50:51 PM

Lazar_99 said:
Yea i know little about hard drives so good thing you told me before i bought it :D 

Well then i'm gladd i could stop and help you in time
February 14, 2012 11:07:43 PM

megagabobe1 said:
i can tell you from personal experience that the athlon ii x4 is not a bad choice for gaming

the old AMDs are good....the new intels are better tho amd only had the upper hand when intel still used the north bridge which made it powerfull but slow while AMD was fast and not as powerfull now intel is both powerfull and slow ...so why settle for the 2nd best when you can have the best....just saying
February 16, 2012 3:46:38 AM

I woud go for the Core i5 2500k. For a graphics card, try the 560 ti. It is way better than the 550 ti. For a hard drive, the Seagate Barracuda or the Barracuda XT. The XT has 64 mb cache, one of the best.
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February 16, 2012 7:46:37 AM

Pentium G860.
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