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Once i get some money i plan on building an amd desktop computer, heres some of the parts i want. Please help, im on a budhet here too. I want the computer to play cs and bf2 with no problem.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136147
Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144103
Psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153007
Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103491
CD/dvd rom:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129169
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141437
Vid card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103159
Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

I'm not gonna ned a floppy drive or a mouse and keyboard. What do you guys think? Suggestions?
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post #2 of 11
To play BF2 at high settings you will need 2GB of Memory. BF2 is one of very few games that need that much memory. Your processor choice is marginal at best and your video card will be very insufficient. You will only be able to play CS or BF2 at the lowest settings with you current setup.

Don't get me wrong that is a decent computer you have put together there, but for high end gaming such as BF2 it falls way short of sufficient.

Do you have a monitor right now? If you do, you could utilize that and that $299 would go a long way to a much superior computer.

DFI Mobo $119
AMD CPU $160
eVGA Graphics Card $164 after rebate
G.Skill Memory $197
Antec PSU $90 (Might want to consider actual 24 pin PSU, heard DFI boards can be particular)

The rest of your sytstem that you have picked out would work fine. These are my suggestions. Best value to performance in my opinion. You will be able to play BF2 at high settings, but you will not be able to play it at the highest settings. To do that all you would need to do that is get a 7800GTX or 7800GT, but for performance to value the 6800GS is your best bet.

The price for your setup without the monitor is $673, with my configuration you total would be $938.
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post #3 of 11
Get a socket 939 setup. 754 will be obsolete soon.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
To play BF2 at high settings you will need 2GB of Memory. BF2 is one of very few games that need that much memory. Your processor choice is marginal at best and your video card will be very insufficient. You will only be able to play CS or BF2 at the lowest settings with you current setup.

Don't get me wrong that is a decent computer you have put together there, but for high end gaming such as BF2 it falls way short of sufficient.

Do you have a monitor right now? If you do, you could utilize that and that $299 would go a long way to a much superior computer.

DFI Mobo $119
AMD CPU $160
eVGA Graphics Card $164 after rebate
G.Skill Memory $197
Antec PSU $90 (Might want to consider actual 24 pin PSU, heard DFI boards can be particular)

The rest of your sytstem that you have picked out would work fine. These are my suggestions. Best value to performance in my opinion. You will be able to play BF2 at high settings, but you will not be able to play it at the highest settings. To do that all you would need to do that is get a 7800GTX or 7800GT, but for performance to value the 6800GS is your best bet.

The price for your setup without the monitor is $673, with my configuration you total would be $938.
You don't 'have' to have 2 gigs of ram to play at the high settings. Granted, you'll see a few fps difference in upgrading to 2. If he wanted a great benchmarking computer, than spending more on ram than on his graphics card would be in order, but he's a gamer, most of his money should go to the graphics card. I'd suggest 1 gig of good ram and spending the extra $100 on getting a 7800gt or a much better processor. And yes, DFI mb's are picky about the power supplies, a native 24pin would definitely be in order.

edit:If you can scrounge up a little bit more, go for the 3700+... paying $233 for an athlon64 that clocks up to 3.0ghz is an amazing deal. Or, you can opt for the 146, which should clock almost as high for only $200. You definitely won't regret spending the extra $40 here.
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post #5 of 11
Of course you don't "have" to have an extra gig but I disagree with the view that it will do little more than a few fps in the high order games. I think that the move from 1 --> 2GB in games such as F.E.A.R. - BF2, Quake will stop the stutter and with 1GB are not nearly as playable online as with 2GB.

For the price of an extra gig of ram it is a cheap and very valuable upgrade for gaming. Not benchmarking. Most canned benchmarks will not make use of the extra gigabyte but certainly the higher order games will.

Check around the gaming community and ask them about this upgrade. They will give you the real deal.

I'd rather have a 3000+ and o/c it to 2.6GHz and spend the extra on another gig of ram. You will find a much bigger difference than if you bought a 3700+ and 1GB of ram.

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post #6 of 11
^^I played BF2 at high settings with 768MB, my old 2.5 Celly and my 6600GT. Got about 5 FPS, but I played.
post #7 of 11
I concur with Ropey. Obviously, because he agreed with everything I said, haha. There are very few games out there that are so cpu dependent that anything above a 3000+ would show little gain in performance.

People can play BF2 with the 6800GS at high settings (minus a few trivial aspects), with great performance. If you have the money for the 7800GT or 7800GTX definitely get them, they will be more future proof. If there is such a thing in graphics cards anymore??

Are you going to get good game play with some quality 2x512MB? Yes. Are you going to see a significant increase in game play quality in games such as BF2 for the additional $70 investment in 2x1GB? Yes.

If you indeed want to play BF2 "with no problem", then go for the 2GB's of Memory. The decision, we leave up to you.
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post #8 of 11
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Well, i only played bf2 at my friends house, and i didnt like it THAT much, i ususally just play cs. So medium settings in bf2 will be fine, if i decide to get it. Any more suggestions? Is that processor alright, and is the motherboard good?
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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post #9 of 11
i would go with atleast a 3200 cpu, and the mobo is fine,great actually.... other than that your set...
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post #10 of 11
I believe Lone136 has a NF4 S754 mobo for sale in the FS section.. you might want to check that out. It is a brand new mobo, and cheaper than the DFI.

You can buy a 6600gt from the egg for about the same price as that poopy ATI card as well.
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