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#1 joeeel

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:20 PM

Seeing how my current computer seems to be almost six feet under, I thought of buying a new one. I looked around and found this webstore where I could pretty much choose a ready computer package and make modifications of my own. I came up with this, the cost is 551 euros at the moment:

Case: Antler 375 ATX
PSU: Chieftec 500W 12CM ATX12 V2.2
Motherboard: Asus M4A785D-M PRO AMD 785G DDR2 HD4200
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 240E
RAM: 4GB Kingston DDR2 800MHz CL5 (2x2GB)
Video card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 PCI-E 1GB DDR5
HDD: WD Caviar Green 500GB SATA2 32MB

I also have a couple of questions. Would this be a proper good computer for most games and would I be fine with just 2GB of RAM (would save me 28 euros)? And is the video card fine or should I get a less expensive one? And will the PSU be powerful enough to power the setup?

Thanks in advance, I know a bit about computers but not that much. Help would be appreciated.

Edited by joeeel, 06 October 2010 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2010 - 04:14 PM

Would this be a proper good computer for most games

I thing that this is a good configuration but if you want to to play the latest games you have to bay a more powerful computer

I be fine with just 2GB of RAM (would save me 28 euros)

No If you want to run it with Windows 7 or playing games you should have 3gb or more and it is better to buy motherboard witch supports DDR3

And is the video card fine or should I get a less expensive one

This graphic card is not bad but if you want to play the latest games after a year or two is is better to buy something more powerful like Radeon HD 4890 or 5850

And will the PSU be powerful enough to power the setup

Yes, but i recommend you to bay PSU with at least 550 W

Edited by GMmasterking, 06 October 2010 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:28 PM

If you want to stay in the same price range for the video card, I'd recommend getting an Nvidia GTX 260 instead of the ATI Radeon HD 5770

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:45 AM

I'll probably just get a bit more powerful PSU and get 2GB RAM, going to run XP and some games that aren't that new (CS:S, TF2, MW2). Unfortunately on the site it gives me a dropdown menu with just a few choices, and GTX260 isn't one of them.. Thanks for the advice!

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:11 AM

Would this be a proper good computer for most games and would I be fine with just 2GB of RAM (would save me 28 euros)? And is the video card fine or should I get a less expensive one? And will the PSU be powerful enough to power the setup?

1. Processor = could do with an upgrade
2. RAM = 3GB
3. Video card = Good
4. PSU = 450w+ ; single +12v rail (Look for brands like Corsair, Seasonic)

That apart, you're good to go!

Edited by ReviverSoft, 07 October 2010 - 06:13 AM.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:15 AM

I meant 460, sorry. I'm still stuck in the last generation. Nvidia's skipping the 300's really shook up my head.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:55 AM

I'll see what I'm going to do with the processor. I'm going to get 2GB RAM for now, and later on increase the amount (seeing how I have quite a low budget right now). I'll get a 600W PSU just to be sure it's good. Thanks for the help!




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