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Old July 16, 2011, 12:16 AM
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Default Little gaming pc around 500-700$

I will usually use it for some programming and works. I do play some games like sc2.


Case : Antec 300
Motherboard : Asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3 or asus m4a88td-v evo/usb3
Processor : amd phenom II X4 965 black
Ram : G.skill ripjaws 2x4GB 12800
GPU : Asus gtx 460 ( 6850? maybe? )
Power Supply : Corsair 500cx ( 500W is enough? )
HDD : Standard western 1tb

Any suggestion are appreciated. Thank you!

David Lam

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Old July 16, 2011, 01:20 AM
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looks good to me, except maybe go for a 990fx motherboard instead of an older chipset for future CPUs.
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Old July 16, 2011, 05:58 AM
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Looks good personally I would go for a 6850 but I lean towards the red team PSU is enough but personally I'd go with a 520w seasonic for a tiny bit extra headroom
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Old July 16, 2011, 07:54 AM
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how about trying the new apu? :) saves you some 180$ or better. at least for now.
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Old July 16, 2011, 09:05 AM
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Maybe one of the newer AM3+ boards from Asus:

Newegg.ca - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS for about $95 or

Newegg.ca - ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard for about $120

Although I know the M4A89GTD supports the AM3+ processors with a BIOS update, I think the M4A88 line does as well but not 100% sure.
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Old July 17, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions! i will do some research ! and i will surely consider u guys suggestion!
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Old July 17, 2011, 07:42 PM
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What do u guys think about an apu like amd a8 with a fm1 motherboard?
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:16 PM
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What do u guys think about an apu like amd a8 with a fm1 motherboard?
If you aren't a stickler for eye candy at high resolutions and you don't have any extremely demanding programs, it's probably your best choice. Pretty much the only integrated graphics out there that can run Crysis.
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:38 PM
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think of it as an athon II quad with a nice radeon hd6550 onboard.

which means whicked gpu performance,ok cpu performance(slower than i3 ok :)
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and if you need more graphics down the road, you can pick up a cheap radeon HD 6670, and you can use dual graphics to vastly improve system performance
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