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    AMD bundle advice needed

    My best mate is after a Motherboard, CPU, Ram and Graphics card. He has everything else.

    Now, i guess AMD is the cheapest route to go as he doesn't want to spend a lot.

    Can some kind person spec me an AMD CPU, Motherboard, DDR3 Ram (2gig) and a good Graphics card that will play all new games. Not sure on budget at the moment. All i know is that he is not in a position to spend a great deal. Cheers

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    Re: AMD bundle advice needed

    Guys, does this lot ok and good enough to run all games:

    AMD Dual Core Althlon II X2 250 3.0GHz 2MB Socket AM3 - Retail

    Gigabyte GA M68M-S2P AMD AM3 DDR2 nForce 630a Motherboard

    Corsair Value Select 2GB (1x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

    ATI Radeon 5670 512MB GDDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Graphics Card - Retail


    Total cost: £222.07

    Will be run on either Vista (Which mate already has) or Windows 7.
    Last edited by psu1; 11-04-2010 at 09:40 AM.

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    • Domestic_Ginger's system
      • Motherboard:
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    Re: AMD bundle advice needed

    Ram and motherboard won't mix

    I think the mobo also only does hypertransport 1. You should look for HT 3.0 inceas eof future upgrades. It will just retard the CPU a bit.

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    Re: AMD bundle advice needed

    Gigabyte GA MA78LMT-S2 AMD 760G ATX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

    This one better. Didn't notice the DDR2 on the last one!

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    Re: AMD bundle advice needed

    That one is better. What size screen does he use, that determines what gpu we need for it, and what games.

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    • Cheapy's system
      • Motherboard:
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    Re: AMD bundle advice needed

    If you can give us a Budget and his screen resolution we can help a bit more. I would look at,

    CPU:AMD Athlon II X2 240 on Scans shop offers for £44.64. Yeah not much of a saving over it normally.

    MOBO:MSI 770-C45 at £49.30

    RAM:The one you suggested here seems best at £44.77.

    Graphics: 2 choices here, A XFX HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 at £69.46 or if hes playing or planning to game at full HD then somthing like HIS HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 at £122.99 would be a huge improvement over the HD 5670 at that resolution and able to handle most games pretty well with high detail.

    With the HD 5670 you have a total of £208.17.
    With the HD 5770 you get £261.70.

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    Re: AMD bundle advice needed

    He plays on a 19" standard TFT. Not sure on budget. I said i would try and get some prices for him. All new game. He like FPS. Thanks

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