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Old 04-12-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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I'll be gaming at 1680 X 1050. Currently I only play CS so theres no issue there, but I bought NBA 2k10 because I'm an avid sports fan, but I only get like 20 FPS on that game with mid to high settings. I won't even attempt to get GTA 4 until I know I have something that'll run it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #12
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Well, in that case, a 512MB HD 5750 will be plenty for you. It beats the 5670 by a good bit too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-331-_-Product

You would see some benifit from a 1GB framebuffer on some more intense games that have tons of objects though, so if you can afford it, get this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-317-_-Product

It's faster too, but only get it if you have the money.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #13
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Do you guys prefer ATI to Nvidia? and also looks like you prefer newegg to tigerdirect.
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ATI destroys nVIDIA right now. nVIDIA has no lower end DX11 cards, so you would be paying more for a last-generation DX10 card.

newegg is cheaper than tigerdirect. That is why we use it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #15
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so you would suggest what motherboard...so far I have added:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127494
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103674
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Get this card for $10 more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-317-_-Product

Get this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product

And this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-435-_-Product

I know it goes over budget a little, but it's really worth the money. If you cannot spare the extra, then you can always get that 512MB 5750, though that takes a big chunk of your performance with it, or you could get 2GB of DDR3, but that really is not nough anymore.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:15 PM   #17
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this is the build I have if I keep my current case, HDD and CD/DVD drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186035
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103674
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220435
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161317
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402
and they throw an HDMI cable in free lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882130012
so 6 items totaling $568.93.

Also I should be able to put Windows 7 on here correct? I try puting it on my current computer and I ran the tests to make sure its compatible and it says everything is but I believe my BIOS is the problem because I kept getting BSOD errors relating to hardware. I cannot flash it because I don't have a floppy drive. I'm stuck with XP now and that is another reason I am upgrading.
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The Phenom II will come with its own cooler, you do not need to buy one.

Also, whatever AM2+ cooler you have will be compatible with AM3, so you can recycle it.

Is that too expensive for you though? I could find some cheaper parts if you need.
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No this is actually perfect, less than in the middle of my $500 to $700 range so thank you very much for your help. Hopefully I will be able to sell the parts from this PC also and all will be well.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #20
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Sounds good. Are you looking to overclock? I could help you find a good cooler as well.
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