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December 25, 2012 11:40:21 PM

I'm a 17 year old gamer who is on a pretty low budget. I have at the most $500 to spend and have chosen these parts so far. This will be running windows 7 ultimate.

Case - http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Black-Gaming-Computer-CH... (Great for my budget)

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G0WPLK/ref=as_li_s...

But I need help choosing a good video card. I have looked at and seen a few good ones but I want one that is 1GB Memory (at least) GDDR5 and 256-bit. If I can't get a good budget card then I will settle for this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My dad is giving me two of his SSD's with (I think) 400GB storage on each so HDD/SSD's are not added in the budget.

Also if you have recommended upgrades for my other parts then I will be more than happy to hear them. Thanks for your time.

PS - This is my first ever build so I am still new and learning so any tips would be appreciated as well.

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December 25, 2012 11:42:18 PM

your link is to a psu...not a gpu...
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December 25, 2012 11:45:28 PM

Brett928S2 said:
your link is to a psu...not a gpu...

Sorry, Copied wrong link. Fixed.
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December 25, 2012 11:54:26 PM

Hi :) 

Ummm that not a very good card if you intend to game on it, unless you plan on playing freecell...

You need one starting with the number 7...

No Operating system listed either ?

All the best Brett :) 
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December 25, 2012 11:57:23 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Ummm that not a very good card if you intend to game on it, unless you plan on playing freecell...

You need one starting with the number 7...

No Operating system listed either ?

All the best Brett :) 

Windows 7 Ultimate, and thanks for the help.
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December 26, 2012 12:30:49 AM

Zaven said:
Ok so I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and was wondering if it was PCI Express 3.0 and the mobo I chose is PCI Express 2.0 if that would hinder the performance any? If so would anyone suggest a better (low costing) mobo?



Hi :) 

Thats a MUCH better card and all 3.0 cards run in 2.0 boards, it makes no difference whatsoever...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 26, 2012 12:41:45 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Thats a MUCH better card and all 3.0 cards run in 2.0 boards, it makes no difference whatsoever...

All the best Brett :) 

Thank you.
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December 26, 2012 12:41:55 AM

Best answer selected by Zaven.
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