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Building Computer for Friend

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February 20, 2013 7:55:51 PM

Building computer for a friend will this work?

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2
Radeon HD 6570 1GB or Radeon HD 4670 512mb
Kingston DDR3 RAM 8GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 1TB
460W Cooler Master Elite
HP 24X CD/DVD Burner
Rosewill Challenger Case

*Going for a Cheap Build*
February 20, 2013 7:57:59 PM

both of those GPUs are very weak an won't really play any game past lowest settings. You want a 7770 minimum.

Also, that PSU is crap. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic
February 20, 2013 8:14:49 PM

Been looking at test for weeks and it easily runs games at med/high
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February 20, 2013 8:20:43 PM

Were the games released 5 years ago they tested on? And was it at 800x600 resolution? Seriously though neither will do much in modern gaming.
February 20, 2013 8:24:37 PM

Modern games at 1080p you are looking at lowest settings. What is your resolution and what are the games?
February 20, 2013 8:27:11 PM

Actually,tested on Borderlands 2,and Skyrim and have no idea what his resolution is personaly i was gonna get the 6670 2gb and he has a budget of $500 which the build is already passing by a bit.
February 20, 2013 8:27:21 PM

It would be helpful if you could provide us a template and your budget.
February 20, 2013 8:29:37 PM

I'll take the intel hd4000 over that two cards, soeither find more money or don't buy that gpu
February 20, 2013 8:30:59 PM

xELITEx said:
Been looking at test for weeks and it easily runs games at med/high
:heink:  were these games old?Nevermind i already know the answer those cards are garbage :na:  get a better card i suggest a 6670.
February 20, 2013 8:36:14 PM

Like tiny voices said, the Coolermaster PSU is near-junk. Depending on the games and resolution, you might find a GDDR5 version of the HD6670 acceptable, but I'd strongly suggest something better. A HD7770 is only $115 now. In between those two lies the HD7750.
Also, I know you want cheap, but I'd also suggest a better mobo, like in order to get USB3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s. There's a $10 off promo code on it right now too.
February 20, 2013 8:53:11 PM

If you aren't going to get at least a 7750 discrete card, throw out the idea of getting a discrete card at all and get an A10-5800k and an FM2 motherboard instead (with DDR3-1866).
February 20, 2013 9:01:20 PM

Pete, you set very low standards for yourself... LOL

like jacobs said, if you can't scale up the graphics card perhaps an FM2 set up sans a discreet graphics card would be better?

what's the monitor size and resolution, budget, games to be played?
February 20, 2013 9:16:42 PM

$90 is a lot for a motherboard on a budget build.
February 20, 2013 9:18:58 PM

swifty_morgan said:
$90 is a lot for a motherboard on a budget build.
That's true but i do not mess with amd alot so i do not know of a good cheaper board feel free to suggest one. ;) 
February 20, 2013 11:27:20 PM

That's the same ancient-chipset board. The one I linked is a lot better, and is only $65 with that $10 off promo.
February 20, 2013 11:33:22 PM

let me ask, how "ancient? as "ancient" as the proposed processor? and what's wrong with the chipset.......... not made in 2013? so I guess it's old.

where's the one you suggested?

never mind, i see it............ why did 38% of those people pan it? that's a heck of a lot.