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November 30, 2009 6:40:43 PM

Hi I'm building a budget gaming system and I just have a couple questions, feedback welcomed!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD/DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Questions:
+Anything I could find cheaper with equal quality?
+Is everything compatible?
+Is there anything else I need?

Any feedback would help! Thanks!

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November 30, 2009 7:11:57 PM

It'd be helpful if you put what the parts were outside of the link. Also, what's the budget?

Here's a better set of RAM (G.Skill Ripjaws), currently selling for $80, which is a special price.

Here's a better HDD (Samsung Spinpoint F3) for $15 cheaper. It's currently out of stock, but should be worth the short wait.

Other than that it looks good. The savings you get from the above improvements should probably be applied to an upgrade to the CPU. Don't forget to look for combos too. I just got a $55 combo on CPU/mobo last week...
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November 30, 2009 7:28:24 PM

Are you aware of DX11 and that the 4890 will never be DX11 compatible?

If you dont need lightscribe, you could save a few dollars and get a DVD Writer without it.

You might consider a triple or quad core CPU like the PhenomIIx3 720 or AthlonIIx4
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-cpu,review-31...
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November 30, 2009 9:39:50 PM

Any CD/DVD drives w/o lightscribe that had good quality and cheap? I can't seem to find one.
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November 30, 2009 9:48:50 PM

They run 26-30, no cheaper.
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November 30, 2009 11:31:45 PM

You should select a different motherboard. That Asus has the PCI-Express slots mixed up, meaning the 16x is on the bottom (the white slot) and the 4x on the top (the blue slot). If you have a double-width graphics card, then it would interfere with the slot or whatever else below. Just a heads up.
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November 30, 2009 11:52:03 PM

bdcrlsn said:
You should select a different motherboard. That Asus has the PCI-Express slots mixed up, meaning the 16x is on the bottom (the white slot) and the 4x on the top (the blue slot). If you have a double-width graphics card, then it would interfere with the slot or whatever else below. Just a heads up.

This motherboard doesnt have an 4x slot. It has 16x or dual 8x slots and even when both are filled there is a pcie x1 and a pci slot open still.
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