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Would this be a good mid-range gaming build?

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220
GPU: [Sapphire] Radeon 7870 GHz Edition
MOBO: MSI ZH77A-G43 LGA 1155
RAM: PNY XLR8 8GB (2x4GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black
PSU: Corsair CX500
CASE: NZXT H230 (When it comes out)
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  1. Looks quite reasonable.

    I wouldn't want PNY RAM if I could avoid it.

    Rather something from G.Skill then for instance.
  2. X79 said:
    Looks quite reasonable.

    I wouldn't want PNY RAM if I could avoid it.

    Rather something from G.Skill then for instance.


    I know G-Skill is a popular brand of RAM, but is there a reason why PNY RAM is bad?
  3. Perhaps not a specific reason; beyond just general brand popularity.

    Brands like G.Skill and Corsair are popular for a reason: Quality.

    So I'm sure you can go with PNY still, if you'd like.
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    I have to agree with X79, memory is something that is a tad fragile and can cause all sorts of long and short term problems if faulty, I like the Corsair Vengeance RAM, as it is cheap, pretty, extremely popular, plus Corsair has some of the best customer service in the world, so if it does go wrong then you will be in good hands...
    I would also recommend perhaps upgrading the i3 to the i5, not too much price difference but the performance would see a worth while boost, especially seeing the components you are using...
  5. What about the G. Skill Sniper Brand, compared to the popular G. Skill Ripjaws X Series.
  6. What about the G. Skill Sniper Brand, compared to the popular G. Skill Ripjaws X Series.
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