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georgewashington16

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Would this be a good gaming computer? I have 2 GB 800Mhz RAM, HIS 3850 graphics card, Intel Core 2 Duo e4500 @2.2 GHz(I may overclock if needed), xfx 680i motherboard, windows vista home premium 64-bit, 300 GB SATA HD 7200, ultra-600 WATT PSU (37A on the 12v rail). Will this be enough to play UT3 maxed out and crysis on Medium/High Settings?
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james_8970

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Can you give me a link to that ultra PSU, many of the early models are garbage.
I suggest getting a motherboard with intel P35 chipset.
Since you're only getting 2GB of RAM, I highly recommend you just get the 32bit operating system. The P35-DS3L is a great board that retails for about 100$.
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Edited by james_8970, 09 January 2008 - 11:29 PM.

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Okay man here is the link to the psu.

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1483
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Yes, your going to need to invest into a better PSU.
Again, I strongly recommend you purchase a P35-DS3L motherboard over the 680i. With the additional money you'll have either get a GPU upgrade or a CPU upgrade.
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But the PSU has a really good warranty and I already purchased it. What is so bad about it? I bought it because it was apparently a decent priced 600W PSU and also because I had read good reviews on it. I do understand that the majority of the time you get what you pay for. I paid $65 for this. I was wondering what the 2G after x-finity meant anyways.

Edited by georgewashington16, 11 January 2008 - 07:55 PM.

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But the PSU has a really good warranty and I already purchased it. What is so bad about it? I bought it because it was apparently a decent priced 600W PSU and also because I had read good reviews on it.

Sure they'll replace the PSU, the problem is, when I PSU dies it usually takes your whole computer with it. Whether or not it's worth the risk is up to you.
Reviews from Newegg mean nothing, and there are very few PSU reviews I trust, as many people don't have enough equipment to properly test PSU (costs upwards of 15,000$ to do).
While the PSU will power your rig, the components that create that unit are not of high quality.
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Edited by james_8970, 11 January 2008 - 07:24 PM.

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