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Will this build ba able to play the following games well, low budget

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April 6, 2012 5:26:08 AM

CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Motherboard: ECS A55F-M2 AMD (builder chosen)(new)
Ram: 4gb ddr3 (new)
PCU: (my builders used pcu), i will check with him if it is enough watts
Case: (preowned by builder) Black PC case
HDD: (preowned by builder) 320GB Western Digital HD SATA
DVD Player: (new) 1 LG DVD Player
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate

u guys have any recommendations on this set-up, maybe diff mobo, or u could tell me what psu would do best....

And will these graphics and cpu be able to play "Age of Empires Online"<====2010 ....and age of empires 3 all high quality settings, no lag, on or offline??? Will it do, thanks...and i think it will do...just wanna check with u guys..kk
a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 2:07:57 PM

I would like to help but I can't get the link for the cpu/gpu to work. Might be just me but you might want to check it. Not enough information on the PSU, name model, (and watts as you mentioned). The only thing the case would affect would be the cooling. So if it has adequate cooling space and fans for air flow that should be OK - and it looks good to you of course. The HDD is a sata I or II - don't make that much difference so just asking to get an overall performance idea. Is that dvd player also a burner? double layer? lightscribe? Is the operating system 32 or 64 bits? Need to know so we can tell if it will read all 4 GB's of memory or just 3.38. Without these factors can't be sure. As for the on and off line? The warning "ONLINE PLAY MAY DIFFER, YOUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE MAY DIFFER" is always a big factor that no one not familiar with your online setup like - wired or wireless, router capabilities, ISP service provider and speed in Mbps including DSL, Cable or fiber O that your contract is holding you hostage for, as well as how many people in your house are using the internet while you're playing will ALL affect that one simple question. - - - Co-op games have some lag issues. –Requires Games for Windows Live is the warnings I see, (incase you're not already familiar with it).

These are the specs I found online for playing the game
Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
RAM: 1 GB
HDD: 1 GB Free
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9500 or better, nVidia 5200

Recommended Specification:
OS: Windows Vista / 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz or better
RAM: 2 GB or more
HDD: 2 GB Free
Graphics Card: Geforce 6600 GT or better

I would never go with minimum because it usually means you will have to turn down some settings and/or receive some lags and sputters during some segments - usually when it's most intense/fun! But I posted them to give you an idea if you didn't already have one. Notice also how even the recommended specs say or better? Make sure you get better!! All that is from a review you can FIND HERE if you want to read it for yourself.

Last but not least, What are you paying for this compilation of components? If you have a budget and want a new build we might can work on something like that for you and your builder, while still using some of the parts he's willing to give/sell you.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 3:04:08 PM

Sorry to see that you're still looking for a system. But we do need a working link to check out your CPU and GPU before we can make any other recommendations as to mobo or PSU.
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April 6, 2012 4:21:55 PM

suteck said:
I would like to help but I can't get the link for the cpu/gpu to work. Might be just me but you might want to check it. Not enough information on the PSU, name model, (and watts as you mentioned). The only thing the case would affect would be the cooling. So if it has adequate cooling space and fans for air flow that should be OK - and it looks good to you of course. The HDD is a sata I or II - don't make that much difference so just asking to get an overall performance idea. Is that dvd player also a burner? double layer? lightscribe? Is the operating system 32 or 64 bits? Need to know so we can tell if it will read all 4 GB's of memory or just 3.38. Without these factors can't be sure. As for the on and off line? The warning "ONLINE PLAY MAY DIFFER, YOUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE MAY DIFFER" is always a big factor that no one not familiar with your online setup like - wired or wireless, router capabilities, ISP service provider and speed in Mbps including DSL, Cable or fiber O that your contract is holding you hostage for, as well as how many people in your house are using the internet while you're playing will ALL affect that one simple question. - - - Co-op games have some lag issues. –Requires Games for Windows Live is the warnings I see, (incase you're not already familiar with it).

These are the specs I found online for playing the game
Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
RAM: 1 GB
HDD: 1 GB Free
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9500 or better, nVidia 5200

Recommended Specification:
OS: Windows Vista / 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz or better
RAM: 2 GB or more
HDD: 2 GB Free
Graphics Card: Geforce 6600 GT or better

I would never go with minimum because it usually means you will have to turn down some settings and/or receive some lags and sputters during some segments - usually when it's most intense/fun! But I posted them to give you an idea if you didn't already have one. Notice also how even the recommended specs say or better? Make sure you get better!! All that is from a review you can FIND HERE if you want to read it for yourself.

Last but not least, What are you paying for this compilation of components? If you have a budget and want a new build we might can work on something like that for you and your builder, while still using some of the parts he's willing to give/sell you.

sorry here is cpu/gpu:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 5:04:19 PM

Okay. the CPU with the GPU is not a bad chip. The embedded graphics (HD6550) is way above the minimum required by your game of choice so you'll be fine there.
I don't care for the motherboard though. I would push for something else with a FM1 socket. You may be ok but it's not one that I would use.
I'll have to wait to see what PSU he's giving you to comment on it. The rest of the build looks ok.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 5:21:36 PM

The CPU/GPU will be plenty enough to run that game at full settings. The motherboard is also a nice choice if you like ecs boards and shouldn't have any bottlenecks for your game. The hdd and dvd should also be enough to do the trick. Only things left are the power supply unit name, model and wattage, (as long as it's 350w and should be > 80% efficiency that should be sufficient as long as you're not doing any overclocking of the cpu or gpu), and whether or not the operating system will support all 4 GB's of memory, as long as it's 64 bits you're good to go. I'd say if these components meet or surpass these requirements the answer to your question is Yes

But I would prefer this GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard board for $100
Coupled with this compatible 8 GB's of memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL for $50.
Might as well throw in this Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $60.

Since you asked - But not knowing what parts he's giving/selling you and what the price ranges are it's a little hard to be comparative. And these are the parts I use for economy builds for my clients so I'm a little biased based on my experience.
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April 6, 2012 5:23:28 PM

Chaz21 said:
Okay. the CPU with the GPU is not a bad chip. The embedded graphics (HD6550) is way above the minimum required by your game of choice so you'll be fine there.
I don't care for the motherboard though. I would push for something else with a FM1 socket. You may be ok but it's not one that I would use.
I'll have to wait to see what PSU he's giving you to comment on it. The rest of the build looks ok.

woooow!!! u just basically answered all of my questions, thanks man...but can u give me a link for the best mobo u think will do the best job while still keeping it around the same price as the ECS A55F-M2 AMD (builder chosen)(new) that would make this perfect, i would then suggest it to my builder and see what he says,,,waiting :bounce:  :hello: 
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April 6, 2012 5:25:14 PM

suteck said:
The CPU/GPU will be plenty enough to run that game at full settings. The motherboard is also a nice choice if you like ecs boards and shouldn't have any bottlenecks for your game. The hdd and dvd should also be enough to do the trick. Only things left are the power supply unit name, model and wattage, (as long as it's 350w and should be > 80% efficiency that should be sufficient as long as you're not doing any overclocking of the cpu or gpu), and whether or not the operating system will support all 4 GB's of memory, as long as it's 64 bits you're good to go. I'd say if these components meet or surpass these requirements the answer to your question is Yes

But I would prefer this GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard board for $100
Coupled with this compatible 8 GB's of memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL for $50.
Might as well throw in this Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $60.

Since you asked - But not knowing what parts he's giving/selling you and what the price ranges are it's a little hard to be comparative. And these are the parts I use for economy builds for my clients so I'm a little biased based on my experience.

wow great answer just likechaz21, amazing.....i will strongly consider what u have said, thanks./
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April 6, 2012 5:26:37 PM

suteck said:
The CPU/GPU will be plenty enough to run that game at full settings. The motherboard is also a nice choice if you like ecs boards and shouldn't have any bottlenecks for your game. The hdd and dvd should also be enough to do the trick. Only things left are the power supply unit name, model and wattage, (as long as it's 350w and should be > 80% efficiency that should be sufficient as long as you're not doing any overclocking of the cpu or gpu), and whether or not the operating system will support all 4 GB's of memory, as long as it's 64 bits you're good to go. I'd say if these components meet or surpass these requirements the answer to your question is Yes

But I would prefer this GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard board for $100
Coupled with this compatible 8 GB's of memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL for $50.
Might as well throw in this Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $60.

Since you asked - But not knowing what parts he's giving/selling you and what the price ranges are it's a little hard to be comparative. And these are the parts I use for economy builds for my clients so I'm a little biased based on my experience.

forgot to give u a bouncy and a smillly lol,, heheheh :bounce:  :o 
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April 6, 2012 5:45:34 PM

Chaz21 said:
I'd go with this one:
ASUS F1A55-M LX PLUS FM1
If your in canada:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
If not:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This board is about $5.00 or so more than the ECS. ECS makes okay boards (no where near the top of the line though). The model he is offering you is not one of their better efforts. That's why I don't like it.

thats great, thanks alot, but....its micro, somone in another forum said to try not to get micro........so is there a good one available that is not micro around the same price....or does it really not matter if it is micro or not? What does a micro mobo mean? thanks
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 5:55:32 PM

Windows 7 ultimafe is overkill

Home premium will do.

For the rest its ok as others said
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April 6, 2012 5:57:06 PM

serialkiller said:
Windows 7 ultimafe is overkill

Home premium will do.

For the rest its ok as others said

its k....its not overkill if its pirate,, hhehehehe
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 6:06:04 PM

Ok but dont point it out piracy is not allowed on toms hardware
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April 6, 2012 6:08:38 PM

serialkiller said:
Ok but dont point it out piracy is not allowed on toms hardware

ohhhh, i had a feeling that wasn't allowed for discussion, still wanted to add that classic comment though, lmfao.....and i wasn't talking about piracy as in illegal, i was talking about pirates with eye patches, lmfao
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April 6, 2012 6:10:38 PM

who's gunna pay 300 friegen dollars for that crap when u can go sailing on a pirate ship, lol ....maybe if they were fair and sold it for $100 or something We wouldn't go sailing the pirate seas,,,,lol, lmfao, hheheheh....this is too far...
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 6:45:46 PM

:lol: 
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April 6, 2012 6:47:37 PM

i am not sure if this forum is over or not and thank u all 4 your very good answers but i must finish the joking off by giving his smilley the best answer, lmfao hehhehehehehheh :o 
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April 6, 2012 6:47:58 PM

Best answer selected by un4gettable47mike.
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April 6, 2012 6:48:50 PM

serialkiller said:
:lol: 

lol, worst best answer ever. lmfao
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 6:53:13 PM

aarrrrrrgggggg! :sol:  Canada ?? I ran my ship aground on the way up there. aarrrrrrgggggg :fou: 

I went with the slightly higher priced board because it comes with the VGA-D Sub, DVI and the HDMI ports so he can pretty much match any monitor/tv up to it without adapters.



LOL so no answer is best answer :pt1cable:  ROBLMFAO hahaha
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 6:57:44 PM

un4gettable47mike said:
thats great, thanks alot, but....its micro, somone in another forum said to try not to get micro........so is there a good one available that is not micro around the same price....or does it really not matter if it is micro or not? What does a micro mobo mean? thanks

As you can see by the link below an ATX comparable to the Micro-ATX I suggested above is about $30.00 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is an example of the difference between Micro-Atx and ATX:
http://www.formfactors.org/FFDetail.asp?FFID=2&CatID=1
Micro-Atx motherboards are fine. They will fit in all but the Mini cases and will have all the features you will need (as long as you buy a good one).
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April 6, 2012 6:58:52 PM

suteck said:
aarrrrrrgggggg! :sol:  Canada ?? I ran my ship aground on the way up there. aarrrrrrgggggg :fou: 

I went with the slightly higher priced board because it comes with the VGA-D Sub, DVI and the HDMI ports so he can pretty much match any monitor/tv up to it without adapters.

lmfao again arrrghhhh, lolololol, i don't know if i can take any suggestion from this certain forum seriously ne more, this is getting out of hand, lol......ne ways u guys deserve another good laugh.....and ps don't get bored with the begining of vid, it gets way better......lol.....or should i say worse...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYxCrugJj_o
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April 6, 2012 7:06:58 PM

Chaz21 said:
As you can see by the link below an ATX comparable to the Micro-ATX I suggested above is about $30.00 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is an example of the difference between Micro-Atx and ATX:
http://www.formfactors.org/FFDetail.asp?FFID=2&CatID=1
Micro-Atx motherboards are fine. They will fit in all but the Mini cases and will have all the features you will need (as long as you buy a good one).

argghhh maety.....thanks for arrrgh fer explanin that to me arggghhhh.... but....if it's micro arggghhhh....shouldn't it argghghh...best fit in a mini case arggghhhh???? lol, seriously argghhh....lol prolly not gunna arggh get an asnwer from him argghhhh, but i would like one arrghghhh.....ps...chaz21 .....u arrgh definetly THE true best answer arrrghhhh, lmfao, REALLY THOUGH.... :pt1cable: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 7:19:03 PM

Oh my lol

i dont beleve :lol: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 7:26:58 PM

YARRR MATEY NO NO NO THESE ARE THE REAL SUPERHEROS OF THE SEA AAARRRRGGG

Yeah I know skip the add in 3 2 1
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April 6, 2012 7:37:37 PM

suteck said:
YARRR MATEY NO NO NO THESE ARE THE REAL SUPERHEROS OF THE SEA AAARRRRGGG

Yeah I know skip the add in 3 2 1

ROFL LOLOLOL.......don't let them touch your balls.....lololol...rest of video arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh was dumb.....

trippin balls video response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V30EmD0cgE
I win arghhhomatically.....arghhhh
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 6, 2012 7:45:43 PM

Yaaarrrr he should be keelhauled ruining a buzz like that - - ALK DA PLANK YO SCOURGE AAAARRRRRGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

hope that wasn't you bunnyboy looked a little gaaaaayyyyyy !!!!!! lol fobroflmfao


He keeps poking his eye like that I got an extra patch for 'em aarrrggg
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April 6, 2012 7:56:19 PM

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