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April 28, 2012 7:57:06 PM

This is the potential system that I came up with for my brother. He plans on ordering the parts soon and has ~$650 to work with. If you notice something that could be better or isn't compatible please let me know before we order.


CPU: -AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: -HIS H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: -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...

RAM: -Corsair Dominator 8 GB PC3-10666 1333mHz (PC3 10666) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1.6v Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel and AMD 8 Dual Channel Kit CMP8GX3M2B1333C9
-http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-PC3-10666-1333m...

MoBo: -Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (M5A97)
-http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Socket-CrossFireX-Motherboar...

DVD: -SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(RW+Drives)-_-SAMSUNG-_-27151244

OS: -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: (Already taken care of)

Case: -Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-Antec-_-11129066

He plans to play mostly; Minecraft, Tribes:Ascend, Starcraft 2 and other recent games. Thanks for any input!

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April 28, 2012 9:58:52 PM

Yes, the monitor is a 1080 television. Is there an alternative card for the same price? Nvidia maybe... I was just aiming for all-AMD for compatibility reasons.
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April 28, 2012 10:01:44 PM

AMD GPUs can be used on both Intel and AMD computers. There is no such thing as GPU socket compatibility.
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April 28, 2012 10:26:54 PM

I'm aware of that. AMD CPU with an AMD GPU only seems appropriate.
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April 28, 2012 10:27:49 PM

That makes no sense. How does something that doesn't relate to the CPU seem appropriate?
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April 28, 2012 10:30:15 PM

Alright, don't worry about that. It's a personal preference of mine. If an Nvidia card turns out to be cheaper per performance, I will certainly change the order.
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April 28, 2012 10:32:37 PM

Get the Radeon 6850. It outperforms the 7770 by a bit.
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April 29, 2012 12:21:51 AM

azeem40 said:
Get the Radeon 6850. It outperforms the 7770 by a bit.


And that's despite being an older card?
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April 29, 2012 12:23:59 AM

Older doesn't mean it has worse performance. AMD did not do a good job with the 77xx series.
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May 6, 2012 1:28:00 AM

Best answer selected by anxiousinfusion.
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