How does this $260 upgrade look?

milkshakez7z

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Will be doing a fair bit of handbreaking etc on this PC and also hoping to use it to play games on decent settings.

Upgrading from P4 HP desktop.



This is what I have so far.

Mobo : http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8659
CPU: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8616
Ram: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9823
PSU: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8638
GPU: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8733


So how well did I do?

and how well will it perform in games (bf3, skyrim etc)
Plus will it handle rendering etc?

I think its pretty good for the price.
 

milkshakez7z

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Yeah in a week or 2 I'm going to grab another 4GB stick (same ram) and yeah thats the kind of settings I was hoping for ^_^
 

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I won't be pushing it to far, probably see if I can get to 3.4GHZ or so, Ive seen people clock higher but it gets a bit buggy on llano aparently.
 

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Everything seems good. But that CPU won't get you very far for long. I'd save up for atleast an i3 3220 (Or whatever is out when you do upgrade) but that shouldn't be very soon. Since that Athlon is a quad core, it extends it lifetime a bit longer.
 

milkshakez7z

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Yeah, But $50 for the quad core, or $45 for the dual core celeron... I Prefer the Athlon xD