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#1 giuseppe07

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:35 PM

i will be playing one game which is fifa and surfing the net is this good enough to run fifa without a problem. Im on a budget around 350.00 this came out to 360.00. I have a case,monitor,windows xp, and keyboard and mouse. This will be my first build.




AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

Foxconn A76ML-K AM2+ / AM3 Ready AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply

GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Is this good enough?

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:13 PM

That should do it
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:42 PM

That should do it

do you think i need more power or anything better

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:55 PM

For your budget, that's about as good as you can get. I would suggest the AMD Phenom II X3 720 with its higher clock speed and unlocked multiplier if you have the cash. Given the design of the motherboard, there isn't much of an upgrade path open to you should you later decide to upgrade the PC. This is because there are only two RAM slots and the socket maxes out at 95W CPU's. This means it will be expensive to upgrade the RAM beyond 4GB (few people have a need for higher RAM amounts) and higher performance CPU's which require more than 95W will not be usable. Do be careful with that PSU, you generally get what you paid for with PSU's.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:15 PM

For your budget, that's about as good as you can get. I would suggest the AMD Phenom II X3 720 with its higher clock speed and unlocked multiplier if you have the cash. Given the design of the motherboard, there isn't much of an upgrade path open to you should you later decide to upgrade the PC. This is because there are only two RAM slots and the socket maxes out at 95W CPU's. This means it will be expensive to upgrade the RAM beyond 4GB (few people have a need for higher RAM amounts) and higher performance CPU's which require more than 95W will not be usable. Do be careful with that PSU, you generally get what you paid for with PSU's.

which motherboard should i get or should i upgrade the psu if that's more important.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:02 PM

The motherboard you should get depends largely on the case you use. If it is a standard ATX case, then you have more options. If it is a small micro ATX case, then your options are more limited. Most quality boards cost more than the $50 you budgeted for the board. Your processor is AM3 which gives you two options, you can go for an AM3 motherboard with DDR3 or go with an AM2/AM2+ motherboard with DDR2. The AM3 board is more up-to-date and will be, very slightly, faster than an AM2+. If you're wanting to stick with AM2+, then the GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard for about $90 is a good choice and has many options. If you want to go to AM3, the GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard, which is $80 is a good choice. Since it is an AM3 board, it requires DDR3 RAM such as the G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 memory. A power supply is important too and most good manufacturers cost more than $35. The Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W is a good PSU at a reasonable price, plus, it has a rebate.

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