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PC Gaming System: Any recommendations?

Last response: in Systems
December 31, 2009 2:21:16 PM

Hello community! This is my second thread on these forums, and I wanted to get some opinions.


BUDGET RANGE: $1,100-$1,500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing WoW, potentially playing SW:TOR when it is released, surfing the internet, doing homework, watching blu-ray movies, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States of America

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am completely open to anything, I have been an Intel/Nvidia guy for years, but if AMD, ATI, or whoever has something better to offer, let me know

OVERCLOCKING: I am planning on it at this point

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: From what I understand, in WoW it causes more problems than it's worth, so I think I'll stick with one very good video card


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As the title stated, this is more of a gaming PC than anything else. As you'll soon see, this build includes a copy of Windows 7. Please, I am completely open to anything you would recommend that would save me money without losing the power that comes with everything on the list. I want to build a PC that will last 3+ years for MMOs such as WoW, SW:TOR, and anything else that interests me. I appreciate your help, thank you. I will now include a list of parts I've already gathered.

Computer Case -
Hard Drive -
MoBo/CPU Combo -
Heatsink -
Heatsink Bracket -
Blu-ray Player & CD/DVD Burner -
OS -

I hope I didn't forget anything.

I think it'll be a pretty good system overall. Feel free to make recommendations and comments!
December 31, 2009 2:31:52 PM

the ram is not right for a p55 system the voltages are too high

you need 1.65 volt ram or lower otherwise it can damage your cpu
December 31, 2009 2:37:37 PM

Are you absolutely certain of this?
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December 31, 2009 2:47:35 PM

yes i am
December 31, 2009 2:56:54 PM

yeah those are perfect
December 31, 2009 3:13:59 PM

they bout the same but the ocz plat been quite glitchy of late
December 31, 2009 3:26:31 PM

One last question... The RAM timings of 7-7-7-20 or 8-8-8-24 and so on and so forth... Do I want the numbers to be low or high?
December 31, 2009 3:52:34 PM

Lower timings are better.
December 31, 2009 5:09:51 PM

the timings is basically time taken to process data so a 9 will be slower then a 7