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October 1, 2009 12:19:44 AM

I'm building my new rig. What about these?

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv3 GeForce GTX 260 896MB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Havent decided on the case and hard drive yet, but I think those are not that important.

I'm new to this and I need your opinions, I dont want a gaming pc but a good all around performer.

Thanks.

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October 1, 2009 12:27:43 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: now

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing, gaming, photoshop, mixed.

PARTS REQUIRED: only mobo, ram, cpu, gpu and case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, gigabyte, msi

OVERCLOCKING: no, no sli, no crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 or 1600x1200,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want something stable, i live in a foreign country and DOA is a pita for me.
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October 1, 2009 12:27:53 AM

If you dont want a gaming computer then you picked the wrong GPU. Fill out the template, and link to your parts please so we know where you are buying and how much each one is, we also need to know the budget. Im sure it can be improved some.
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October 1, 2009 12:31:17 AM

I do occasionally gaming, but I don't need something extreme, like running crysis in max setting and asking 60fps. Need a video card that runs stable.

I was looking at the EVGA GTX260 non oc but the huge amounts of DOA reviews really scared me.

I live in a foreign country and if it arrives DOA, shipping it back is almost impossible.
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October 1, 2009 12:39:09 AM

What country and whats your budget in local currency and converted to USD, there are sites for just about every country out there. Proximon even has a list of them http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269620-31-list#t19737...

Do you currently have a PSU? If you do please link to it because there are many PSUs that should not run a GTX260. For those resolutions however i would suggest switching to an ATI 4850, it will save you some money and XFX comes with a double lifetime warranty just make sure you register within 30 days.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 1, 2009 12:47:10 AM

I live in Panama...

Still don't have the PSU.

I come from a 8800GT which stopped working, it handled every single games i thrown at it just fine, do you think the 4850 performs better? Does Radeon cards run stable with i5? If yes, I could but it instead of the 260.
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