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Old 08-06-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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HIS Radeon HD 4870 Video Card

its 512 mb pci express with Dual 400 MHz


put onto this

Asus M2N-MX SE Plus Motherboard
AMD A64 X2 5000+ 2.60GHz Black Edition Retail
PowerUp Mid-T Case
Crucial 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory


im really looking into playing gears of war, unreal tournament 3, crysis, and call of duty 4


will this be able to handle it?

is there something i should upgrade on it before i buy?

any suggestions


i have about 800 bucks so if you have a better rig i could get for around that pleasee helpp


THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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You will be able to play those games nicely with that setup. The only thing that I would kinda recommend is getting ddr2 800 instead of 667.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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That will be able to handle those games just fine.

What power supply do you have?
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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thanks man


good rep for you

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs

thats the website

and i think its 450
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Well, the bundle looks good. But I'm not too sure about the power supply. ATI website states that the 4870 needs 500w or greater, I don't think that PSU is gonna be sufficient.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #6
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it'll handle all those games except for Crysis on very high settings, but nothing handles that very well, and this is a great bundle, but it costs more...

Q6600 bundle
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:47 PM   #7
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go with atleast a 600, that rigs nice but as posted try some newer ram the pc 6400 is cheap now!
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Here we go, more bang for the buck if you ask me.

LITE-ON Black Dual Layer: $24
COOLER MASTER RC-690 With 550Watt PSU: $100
AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz: $130
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM: $46
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800: $79
ECS A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard: $70
Antec EA650 650W: $70
EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 512MB: $285

Total: $805

That's more like it.
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meh, the Q6600 bundle, your DVD drive and hdd, plus a 4870 would be one kick ass system for about $100 less, and why do you have 2 psus...?
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meh, the Q6600 bundle, your DVD drive and hdd, plus a 4870 would be one kick ass system for about $100 less, and why do you have 2 psus...?
650W for more power. 550W might not cut it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #11
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The Cooler Master 550W PSU will be more than enough.
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thank you to everyone who replied !!!!

much love brotherz!


and i forgot to mention that i already have a hard drive and dvd burner/reader

so would you guys recomend my origional plan, the 805$ plan, or my video card with the other bundle the other guy recomended


once again thanks!
i will be giving everyone who replies good feedback
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:11 PM   #13
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I would recommend you go with the 5400+ X2 Black Edition and the new 790GX with the SB750 southbridge:

That combo would beat the 2.1GHz Phenom for gaming:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138128

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103289
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I would go with the Q6600 bundle with a 4870 for $650 of gaming goodness...
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:33 PM   #15
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You should really get an Intel processor with that kind of budget. The E8400 will perform much better in games than a slower quad core or the 5000+.

E8400: $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Asus P5K Deluxe: $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131182

4GB DDR2-1066 RAM: $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

Asus HD4870: $255
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121258

Antec 650W PSU: $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

Cooler Master Case: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

For the HD4870 you'd be fine with a 500 watt PSU, but the 9800GX2 requires at least a 600W.


That comes out to exactly $800. All the parts are top of the line. Will run pretty much any game except Crysis at max settings.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:38 PM   #16
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correct me if im wrong

but the q6600 bundle has half of the memory in the one i originally wanted to get and it is 100 dollars more

only upgrade on the q6600 is the power supply which i could upgrade myself for 60$

and thank you for everyone posting these great suggestions for me!
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The build I just posted will destroy anything posted above in any game. Don't bother with a bundle.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:43 PM   #18
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yeah but its also 300 bucks more!

if the bundles will run all of those games and run the games to come then i am find with that

i do not need to "max" everything out per say

but i would like it to look good and play well

and im really not willing to spend the extra 300 for that lol
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Oh, well you put your budget at $800, so I spent it all. I could have made it much less.

Swap the motherboard for this: $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128084

The RAM out for this: $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211188

The PSU for this: $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153052

Saves $145, just as fast, but the components aren't top of the line.

Also, if you want, the 9800GTX+ isn't that much slower than the 4870, but is only $170:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121265

That would save another $85 to make it $230 cheaper.
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wow thanks man


and i just read my message before and im sorry if it came off rude

i didnt mean it like that lol
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