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February 23, 2013, 10:00 AM
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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.
The reason I chose the 2 GB version is for safety really. After some input from other forums as well, I'm seriously considering getting the FX-6300 instead. However, I feel that I would be wasting the 6 cores and am wondering if the FX-4300 (4 cores) would suffice.
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX - Newegg.com
AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4300WMHKBOX - Newegg.com
I chose the ram because the motherboard could handle it and I figured $5 extra isn't bad for some extra speed.
Already switched to a 128 gb SSD
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