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Old February 23, 2013, 10:16 AM
LHN91 LHN91 is offline
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My System Specs


Couple of issues I see right off the bat. That Phenom isn't a terrible chip, but I think it will bottleneck that 7850. At 1920x1200, you likely don't need the 2GB card and could drop to 1GB, per se, but it won't hurt and I wouldn't drop down any lower than a 7850. And I haven't heard really anything about that particular SSD, and 64GB is rather small and you'll likely find it restrictive.

So my recommendations, on a quick glance:
-Drop the RAM down to a 1600mhz set. The 1866 is likely overkill in this situation.
-Up, if possible, to at least a 128GB SSD. Someone else will have to make more informed recommendations on brand/model, it's not really my area of expertise.
-If you're set on AMD (and it would be my choice, always liked their chips), keep that motherboard and see if you can get at least an FX-6 series chip, i.e. the FX-6300. If not, it wouldn't hurt to look at Intel i3's in that price range.
Personal Rig: See System Specs
HTPC: Core i3-4160, MSI H81i, 4GB G-Skill DDR3 1333, 400GB Recertified Seagate, 1TB WD Caviar Green, 750GB WD Caviar Blue 2.5", Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced, Windows 7 x64, 32" Seiki LCD TV, Panasonic SA-HE75 5.1 Reciever
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