New AMD Video Encoding/Light Gaming

potzy81

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Ok, so I have some extra money to burn and was looking to build a Light Gaming/General Purpose Machine. Would prefer to stay with AMD, as well as ASUS, but I am open to suggestions.

Looking at the following

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
NZXT Tempest EVO Case
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

I know that mobo has onboard graphics, but I want to play Dragon Age 2 and a couple of other games, just want to be safe.
I do a lot of video conversion, etc...

I am looking to purchase/build in the next 2 weeks.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? Budget is around $1000.
 

potzy81

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No, I just purchased a 22" Viewsonic VX2250WM-LED and would love for the picture to look great.

I do not plan on playing tons of games, not a big Crysis fan. Mainly Dragon Age 2 and Civilization IV.

I would prefer the picture to look good, but I do not need it maxed out on the highest settings all the time.
 

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I'd say go for a GTX 560 or an HD 6870 or 6950. Decent in both quality and performance. There is also a heck of a deal going on 5870s these days. They are a generation back, but nonetheless decent cards in their own right.
 

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