I need some help with building my new PC. I'm trying to stay within a budget of 400 dollars and I want a PC that can play most modern games with at least 30 fps. The parts I currently already have are:
The card you selected doesn't support DX 11. If you are cool with that, OK. But otherwise you can get a Radeon 5750 for a little over $80 if you look and get higher frames, better quality HD decoding, and better API support.
I was lucky and picked kingston memory that has short coolers on them like this set has. It barely clears the cpu cooler. Memory with taller heat spreaders on them will hit the cpu cooler on this small packed micro atx board. Also i was lucky and the memory was installed before the cooler, you must install the memory before the cooler.
Its just a alternative to your phenomII build that's all. I noticed the "k" Llano is out.
I dont think having the "k" will gain much for overclocking, on my board the apu fails testing before the fsb crashes on my board, so 3.51ghz is about it for that chip.
Unless amd is binning them a bit better for the K series.
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