Thread: Gamer Mage D235

  1. #1

    Gamer Mage D235

    this is my build at

    Case ( NZXT Apollo Gaming Case - Black )
    Case Lighting ( None )
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
    Processor ( [== Quad Core ==] AMD Athlon™ II X4 630 Quad-Core CPU )
    Processor Cooling ( [Free Upgrade] Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator [AMD] )
    Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5570 - 1GB - Single Card )
    Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
    Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 -- AMD 770 )
    Motherboard Add-on ( None )
    Power Supply ( 600 Watt -- Power Supply - SLI Ready )
    Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
    Data Hard Drive ( None )
    Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
    2nd Optical Drive ( None )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
    Meter Display ( None )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
    Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
    Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse - Black )

    Im a bit iffy on what processor I should be getting: my choices are limited to

    AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 Dual-Core CPU
    AMD Athlon™ II X2 255 Dual-Core CPU
    AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Dual-Core CPU
    AMD Phenom™ II X2 555 Dual-Core CPU
    [== Quad Core ==] AMD Athlon™ II X4 630 Quad-Core CPU

    any help/suggestion is much appreciated,

  2. #2
    Of those five CPUs, I would choose none. A Phenom II x4 955 is really the lowest I would go anymore. Also in that build, your GPU is weak and your PSU is a no-name brand.

    Obviously, the above depends on what the system's use would be.

  3. #3

    First, you should tell us what you're going to do with this build and how much money you want to put in it. If we assume you want to play wow, then you're build is ok. But as Cilraaz mentionned, beware of noname PSU, they show 600W and can't even go to 400W without being unstable...

    Also, as the roadmap of Intel goes, I would prefer an Intel CPU on a LGA1156 socket since the LGA1366 is going to be unaffordable for a common build. So i5 750 or i7 860 would be a safe investment.

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    Well if he you care to make a little gamble you can get the AMD Phenom™ II X2 555 and unlock it to a quad core
    However this does not work on every motherboard, a quick google will bring up many results.
    I unlocked my 555 to a triple (its unstable with 2 extra cores) and i got it to a stable 3.8GHZ overclock.

  5. #5
    Thanks for all the help so far. And I will probably only be using this computer for wow, also, I'm trying to keep the build as cheap as possible, preferably under $700. However I am hesitant to install many parts myself so ordering a pre- built pc is optimal for me. Thats why this site/computer was attractive to me. However, the no name PSU seems to be a sketchy issue. I guess I would appreciate a suggestion for a good, cheap, prebuilt PC, keep in mind it will mainly be used for wow only in regards to gaming, thanks.

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