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post #1 of 22
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Hello OC,

My father is a retro gamer but he really wants to join the world of "modern gaming". His budget is around 520 euro's and I got the following:

HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 49,99
Mobo: MSI 870A-G54 77,90
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE 104,90
GPU: HD 5770 (club3d) 109,90
RAM: 2x2GB Kingston 1333 Mhz 44,99
Case: Aerocool RS-9 54,90
PSU: ModXstream Pro 600 W 69,90

This is 512 in total but I'm not sure of the GPU/CPU/PSU choice. Can you guys help out?
post #2 of 22
For a low budget gaming system, doesn't look too bad at all. Everything there is compatible.

I'm not a fan of OCZ PSUs too much though. Antec Eco or Eathwatt 500-520W PSU are a couple low cost, but great quality PSUs if you can buy one. They aren't modular (or rather semi-modular like that OCZ) though. The OCZ unit itself is alright I suppose based on reviews it has gotten.
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post #3 of 22
This is a good low/price budget system !!
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post #4 of 22
The cpu will run hot, so many look into an aftermarket cooler. I have experience with the AMD BE line up, and all of them usually overheat at one point during the summer time, or the stock fan is loud.

Maybe look in to the i3 2100 cpu. Cost around the same thing as the AMD 955 BE, but will run cooler and I have seen in some benchmarks better or on par as the AMD 955. The i3 2100 uses less power and runs a lot cooler, and is an excellent over clocker

Lastly, look into a more budget psu, the OCZ I have read are notorious for RMA. Something like in the 40-50 dollar level 500 watt from Antec or Corsair is fine for what you want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...t-_-17-139-027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371045

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171031

I don't know where you can get your parts from in the overseas, but something like these will work. Any good brand name psu from 450 watts to 500 watts will be fine.
Edited by mcc21 - 6/9/11 at 1:35pm
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post #5 of 22
While that is a good system,my rec. would be
AM3+ motherboard
Athlon II X3 450 CPU
HD 6790/6850 GPU
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post #6 of 22
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I understand the HD6850 part but why the II X3 450?

I'm also fairly sure he will never overclock. And with never, I mean NEVER (he's happy with stock speeds overclocking is too much for an old man like him )
post #7 of 22
depending on the monitor and res he will be gaming at, you may want to consider a 460 over the 5770.
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post #8 of 22
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His resolution is 1024x720.

It's pretty lowish.
post #9 of 22
Nice configuration of your father. Awesome
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post #10 of 22
the 5770 should be good then, it runs my 1280x1024 pretty well. it was when i tried it at 1080 that the 460 pulled ahead.
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