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Is this a good low-end gaming PC?

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#1 Skwiggills


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:01 AM

I'm planning on building a new PC in the near future. I'm looking to build a pretty good gaming PC that would allow me to play games such as Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 pretty well. Are these specs any good?

Power Supply: Corsair 500w PSU (already own)
Graphics: ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 PCI Express (already own)
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - AMD 890GX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 (x16) - DDR3 2000(OC) - SATA 6Gb/s - SATA RAID - ATX
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad 955 Core 3.2GHz Processor 4 x 512 KB Boxed - Black Edition
Memory: Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory
Case: CiT Saturn Blue Midi Tower Gaming Case

Would my PSU be able to power all of this? Thanks in advance! :)

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:23 PM


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#3 killerx525


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

You rather get the 900 series chipset which will enable you to upgrade to the Bulldozer processors when they come out.


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:09 PM

If you already own the PSU and GPU, then it may not make sense to replace them until the Radeon 7000 arrives, which should be in a few months or so, if you can wait. If you aren't planning on using Crossfire, the ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 is a good choice. Unlike the Gigabyte board above, it has the easier-to-use UEFI BIOS and, unlike the board you suggested, is a 900 series. If you are going to Crossfire, the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX is one of the best.



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