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Budget build for gaming 700$ advise

Last response: in Systems
June 26, 2009 3:56:31 PM

1 x Arctic Silver 5
1 x Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 PRO
1 x Corsair VX550W
1 x Asus P5QL Pro
1 x Rato LOGITECH Optical MX-518
1 x Intel Dual Core E5200
1 x Western Digital 500Gb 7200 RPM SATA2 32MB
1 x XFX GeForce GTS250 512MB DDR3 or BFG GTS250 1GB OC (more 50$)
1 x GSKILL PC6400 4GB PQ CL5 (2x2GB) DDR2

Total 716$

Already have a Thermaltake Xaser II

Im overclocking the E5200 to 3.6 / 3.8.

Could I have more for the same budget?

Thank you guys love this forum!
June 26, 2009 4:24:47 PM

3.6 is like the unofficial "sweet spot" for a CPU. You probably don't want to OC more.

Why don't you get a 4870? Its more powerful + around the same price.
July 8, 2009 4:00:04 AM

^ +1 at the prices the 4870 have dropped to, it's really a great deal.