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ok so I ordered a new PC

AMD A6-3650 CPU (quad core, 2.6 GHz)-cpu

MSI A55M-P33- motherboard

8GB ram

1TB hard drive

dvd burner

450 watt power supply

now what would be better the onboard APU or my sonic 9600gt ?
post #22 of 26
In your case the gpu on the A6, but with your setup you are still going to see choppy play on several of the games you listed. Sorry for the bad news.
    
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I plan on overclocking it
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I plan on overclocking it

A couple of things....

That board isn't going to allow overclocking very much.

The processor has a locked multiplier, mean you overclocking is extremely difficult and extremely limited.

Last, I am curious as to your approach. You aren't willing to order parts online, as suggested, but comfortable enough to overclock? It is just a little curious, that is all.
    
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You just got burned, big time. The 450w PSU is most likely really around 400w and could easily fail if you load it all the way up. This means no high end graphics cards for you. In fact, probably no mid-range cards either. The CPU will be far better than your current system, but the graphics card is what really counts and it lacks big time. Spend the money and buy a Gtx 480, they are going for as cheap as $190 online now. You will also have to buy a 550w Bronze rated PSU along with that however.
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post #26 of 26
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You just got burned, big time. The 450w PSU is most likely really around 400w and could easily fail if you load it all the way up. This means no high end graphics cards for you. In fact, probably no mid-range cards either. The CPU will be far better than your current system, but the graphics card is what really counts and it lacks big time. Spend the money and buy a Gtx 480, they are going for as cheap as $190 online now. You will also have to buy a 550w Bronze rated PSU along with that however.

He has already stated he doesn't want to purchase parts online. To that end my only other recommendation would be to cancel the order he has pending and go with an i3 2100 build from someone like Dell. At least with that he will get a workable system.

Even something like this would be far far better....

http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxps8300_sapp&c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&model_id=xps-8300
    
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