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December 31, 2013 6:21:19 PM

I have 2 children, so I need a 2nd pc. Their current one( my first build) is a Core i3 540 system on a Gigabyte Ga-H55m-S2h 1156 LGA Intel with CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML4GX3M2A1600C9B

Need help choosing parts for a 2nd computer for the kids to play online games like, MineCraft.
I do not know how to over clock yet and will be using only 1 video card.
These are the parts I am thinking about using so far.
http://www.outletpc.com/vy9245-strikex-air-aerocool-ope...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Having trouble choosing a case and video card. I do not need over kill on the video card, their current card is a Geforce 8800 GTS, it seems to do ok, would like something newer/better in the $150.00 or under range. Considering something like the 7850 or 7770, I like the price of the 7770 better. Thanks for any thoughts you may have.
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December 31, 2013 7:05:18 PM

Water cooler is overkill if you're not going to overclock. Save some money with the hyper 212 evo. Actually, you could just use the stock cooler.

Of the ram you've chosen, both will do the job. Buy the cheaper G.Skill.

Personally, I'm an Nvidia guy so I would do the 650ti . The 7770 though is a nice upgrade over the 8800. The 7850 would be even better. Either way works.
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