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February 4, 2013 9:37:08 PM

Like the post says im buying this stuff tonight, and want to make sure im making the right decisions.

My budget is 500 dollars and im getting this set up. Would like someone who knows more then me look it over one last time.

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $484.92

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February 4, 2013 9:38:45 PM

What exactly will you be using this system for?
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February 4, 2013 9:39:21 PM

It's fine, i'd get a 2GB 7850 though.
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February 4, 2013 9:41:45 PM

I am using it just for a little gaming i would like to be able to run most games on medium to high settings, ill be playing at 720p Resolution. Im also going to have two monitors hooked up to it. Running to my computer monitor and my tv.

Would you guys change anything? do you think i can get the performance i am after?
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February 4, 2013 9:42:40 PM

For 720p a 1GB 7850 is suffice, it's a decent build for it.
It will play at high settings at that resolution.
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February 4, 2013 9:47:04 PM

I agree. The 7850 is enough to run at the settings you want
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February 4, 2013 9:53:54 PM

Do you think ill notice a big difference in 1333 ram over 1600? Also just wondering if my motherboard would be ok if i wanted to maybe buy a fx processor one day

sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure what i am spending the money on is right, i can only do this once. If i mess up ill be sleeping on the couch lol. All your help is greatly appreciated.
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February 4, 2013 9:56:21 PM

No, you won't notice a difference, it will not bottleneck the other parts, with the ram at 1333 mhz.
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February 4, 2013 9:57:42 PM

clipso said:
Do you think ill notice a big difference in 1333 ram over 1600? Also just wondering if my motherboard would be ok if i wanted to maybe buy a fx processor one day

sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure what i am spending the money on is right, i can only do this once. If i mess up ill be sleeping on the couch lol. All your help is greatly appreciated.



No worries. That's that we are here for right? The mobo is fine since the FX cpu are am3+ socket. As for the ram. I dont see much of a difference but it may be different if you are video editing and rendering videos? im strictly towards gaming so maybe someone else may answer that for you.
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February 4, 2013 9:59:53 PM

Well if that is the only place that would make a difference, then i wont notice it either. I do not do video editing. a little Photoshop here and there. But my crappy computer i have now runs that.
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