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Is this OK for gaming on med settings? I already have a dvd writer, windows vista and HDD.

Coolermaster Haf 912 $48.95

G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $40.36

ASUS M4A78LT-M $67.23

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC$149.99

AMD Athlon II X2 250 $57.22

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W $54.70

$452.85 with shipping
$511.72 shipping and tax

I can get phenom II X2 555 for $85 or X4 955 for $112, should I change the CPU or no?

EDIT: btw I can go to around 600CAD
Edited by Kill2Fill - 6/12/11 at 4:02pm
post #2 of 18
The 955 BE is a nice processor. I would say get it if you can.


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post #3 of 18
ya get the 955 you wont regret it
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post #4 of 18
I would definitely go for the 955 BE if you have the money. If you plan to OC, you might want to go with a different board. I think the one you've chosen there has a 4+1 power phase design, which could limit your overclocking.

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post #5 of 18
Even with the dual core, that is a good gaming system.

Certainly more than just an "OK" system.

But if you go for the Quad, it will go from "good" to "great".

And why do you plan on gaming with Medium settings? The GTX 460 can push modern games pretty hard.
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post #6 of 18
games like gta4 and crysis 2 will use all 4 cores and i think bad company 2
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post #7 of 18
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So all I need 2 change is mobo and upgrade to X4?
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Originally Posted by Kill2Fill 
So all I need 2 change is mobo and upgrade to X4?

If you plan on overclocking, you might want to throw in an aftermarket cooler. I recommend the Scythe Mugen 3 for $50.

And maybe upgrade from Windows Vista? tongue.gif

Besides that, it'll be a great gaming build!
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games like gta4 and crysis 2 will use all 4 cores and i think bad company 2

Yup, BFBC2 will use all four cores!
    
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post #9 of 18
If you want to OC, change the board and get the Hyper212+.

Otherwise, you will be fine.
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