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game/work/entertainment build? SPECS


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kinxor187

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Is this CPU build good enough to hold for some regular gaming/homework/entertainment?
I just recently purchased this and hoping it is sufficient.
any inputs would be appreciated. ty!
this is my first building attempt so please understand this is all i can afford right now as well.
i apologize if this topic does not belong here.







CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 7850 Black Edition Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport
Technology

CD: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD+/-R/+/-RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL layer (BLACK
COLOR)

FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK

HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD (BLACK COLOR)

MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single
Monitor


MOTHERBOARD: Asus M3A76-CM AMD 760G Chipset DDR2/1066 SATA RAID PCIe Mainboard
w/ATI 3000 Graphic,GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

MEMORY: 2GB (1GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit
Edition)

POWERSUPPLY: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS: Logitech X-240 2.1 Configuration Subwoofer Speakers System [+23]

USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 16X PCI Express [+39] (Major Brand Powered
by NVIDIA)
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cbarnard

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Welcome to Geeks to Go

Just looking quickly:

The CPU should be fine I have the same one... I have it OC'd to 3200mhz stable

The ram you selected is gonna bottle neck your system the MOBO is capable of 1066mhz speed ram... Look for PC2-8500 ram also 4 gb would be much better. Not expensive either... 40 bucks...

It is not advisable to utilize a power supply from a "case" they are very cheap and usually will not have good specs... Plus using a video card requires more power from the system and they can get very demanding...

Look at this corsair 450watt... It could handle anything that your current build will throw at it...

You may consider a better Video card like this one... Gigabyte 9400 gt for less than 10 bucks more you can get a good amount more performance...

Do you have a case?

If you address those few things you should be good for a general computer... with gaming

Good luck

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i will take everything you tell me and utilize it.
i will be purchasing all of those you said above.
hope it will help.
and i do have a case. =]
i hope it can fit all of these.
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Just a quick thought...

The MOBO(motherboard) you have listed is a Micro ATX, is this the same "kind" as the one you are replacing...(what is the model num of your current mobo?)

If you tower can handle it you would be better off purchasing a full ATX mobo... it has alot more space and room on them (but only if you tower will handle it...)


if not you should be good to go...

Good luck

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kinxor187

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i did not order any new parts yet. but i will have new parts later.
right now it seems to be running fine but the upgrades you suggested are going to be my goal.
money issues :/

also the power case supply is 420w. which is not 450w like you suggested yet...

the mobo number .. i will have to look at tonight. i think it came in a guide they gave me.

[i ordered this set from cyberpowerpc.com ]

i know they arent very good, but i had no choice at the time. lol

i would have paid you or someone here instead of them if i had a choice.

plus, the tower is huge, im sure it can fit so much.. i mean the fans are even placed like half a foot away from the mobo, almost heh..

Edited by kinxor187, 12 July 2009 - 06:25 PM.

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