Is this a decent gaming rig? budget 500~550

bkkim1436

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Hello, I'm trying to make a decent gaming computer. These are what I'm settling into.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX

BIOSTAR A880G AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power
Supply

XCLIO Color I Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda ST3250312AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Will this be able to run most mmorpg's on high? Things I don't need are monitors, keyboard, and monitors.
 

wintermint

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Raidmax PSU isn't good. Get Antec and Corsair if you want reliable budget power supply. Seasonic for higher ones.

Corsair CX430 $38 after shipping and MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

G.Skill NS 2x2GB F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Rosewill Challenger $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Zotac ZT-40408-10P $128 after MIR and shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500202


You may want to get a 970 motherboard at least for future bulldozer upgrades. If not, what you have is fine. i3 2100 along with a H61 motherboard will be better performance but it will be near $200 for those. Your system will run MMO just fine. The 6850 can handle a lot. Just make sure you change your power supply. You can save on RAM because you won't really be staring into your case after you assemblied it. Here's a comparision between the two GPU: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=313 Basically the 460 uses more power but it has lower temperature at idle and load. It's basically preference for either ATI and AMD since they're both near the same price point. nVidia has better drivers but AMD is clearly working on it. By the way, you don't need much to run MMORPGs on high. A 6770 for $100 is enough. 6850 or the 460 will dominate the MMOs so have fun.