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Help noob buliding first computer


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user52

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I need help building a new computer cheap as chips but fast.

I have chosen so far (still deciding any suggestions welcome)

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz

Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H

and need help with video card and power supply. thanks
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Taomech

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Hi,
I'm not great with this. Any chance you can tell us what you aim to do with it? Like gaming, video editing etc.

Thanks,
Taomech

Edited by taomech, 24 August 2010 - 02:28 AM.

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phillpower2

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Hi user52, I noticed you are in NZ and can`t purchase from Newegg, Ive just used them as a guide.
You didn`t mention any Ram but I have included it anyway
Ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231277
GFX Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161334
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341017
GFX Card & PSU Bundle: http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.469182
I hope this info gives you some ideas, I would suggest you read the buyers reviews and then use the
additional input for guidance.
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Thanks im using it for gaming and would like it to last atleast a couple of years like my other one has.

out of the two graphics cards (i dont know much about gpu specs or psu only everything else)
which one will be able to run crysis on ultra high and 1280x1024, fallout 3, assassins creed 1,2 ,grid race driver etc

they look good all of it the price is just alot more over here the website i use is http://pricespy.co.nz/

Edited by user52, 24 August 2010 - 02:56 PM.

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Both cards are capable as long as they have a decent power supply.
Im not a serious gamer myself so I wouldn`t know what each of the
games you have listed require but I can`t see it being above what
either of the cards can support, I see the NZ prices are like the
UK, extortionate!
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Yes they are.

crysis is one of the most demanding games out there i think couple of years old it uses cryengine2.

Recommended System Requirements

OS - Windows XP / Vista
Processor - Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory - 2.0 GB RAM
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar
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