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crashohverload

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Hey Everyone,

I was looking at building a system and stumbled upon the Phenom II X6/4GB/1TB SuperCombo : http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.657735

However, could someone please provide me with some insight in regards to performance of the integrated graphics card, ATI Radeon 4250? I'm not a big gamer, but curious on what this card can handle.

In addition, if anyone has other suggestions for a new rig under $500 using other components, please do share. My primary purpose would not be gaming, but rather performance when dealing with work/school - dozens of documents, powerpoints, browsers open on multiple monitors.

I was not sure on how to narrow my search on which motherboard to select, and preceding from there.

I appreciate that help. Thank you!
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Does your $500 budget include things like monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers/operating system?
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Does your $500 budget include things like monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers/operating system?


No, just the system. Peripherals & OS will be additional to the $500 budget. :)
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BUMP :)
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Hello, got your PM to help. :)

The ATI Radeon HD4250, being integrated, would be plenty powerful enough for your uses you have listed in the first post. It might also be able to limp along with some 3D games but you wouldn't want to push it too much.

The only question I have is, you have mentioned multiple monitors. How many monitors are you going to be using?

Also another question, when are you looking to build? We are working on releasing a recommended build around your budget (it will be a home page article). It wouldn't be difficult to slightly modify it for your exact needs.

Cheers
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Hello, got your PM to help. :)

The ATI Radeon HD4250, being integrated, would be plenty powerful enough for your uses you have listed in the first post. It might also be able to limp along with some 3D games but you wouldn't want to push it too much.

The only question I have is, you have mentioned multiple monitors. How many monitors are you going to be using?

Also another question, when are you looking to build? We are working on releasing a recommended build around your budget (it will be a home page article). It wouldn't be difficult to slightly modify it for your exact needs.

Cheers


Hey Troy,

Thank you for the response. I will be using at least 2 monitors. However, I would want a mobo and power supply that could handle an additional card, so I have the option of using 3 or more monitors in the future.

There is not fixed time line to build this system. However, sooner the better, because some research I am conducting would be streamlined by having a faster system. Would you be shipping the system you build for AU?, because I am in the states, and shipping costs could be quite expensive.

Let me know your feedback regarding this: https://secure.neweg...spx?ID=16484245
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OK when I click on the link it wants me to login to Newegg (but I can't create an account as I am in Australia).

Can you just link to the parts?
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OK when I click on the link it wants me to login to Newegg (but I can't create an account as I am in Australia).

Can you just link to the parts?


Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131631
Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103849
Hard Driver for Operating System: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148441
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231311
Hard Drive for Storage (1TB would work as well): http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148681
Power Supply (the wattage maybe an overkill): http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371049
Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156063

Besides these components, I prefer another discrete graphics card, so I have the option of running more than two monitors.

Edited by crashohverload, 29 June 2011 - 03:55 PM.

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