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January 15, 2010 8:23:27 PM

looking to build a budget gaming rig and already purchased some parts, looking for some suggestions and advice to my next steps. first time building a pc, please go easy [:


cpu - intel celeron e3200 (looking to oc to ~3ghz)

mobo - msi g317m-p21

ram - 2-2gb of ddr2 pc2-6400, 800mhz, 5-5-5-12

hd - 1tb

only looking for a gpu now. wondering how should i go about this, is everything going okay? another question is saw specs for my mobo and i realized the pci-e x16 slot isnt 2.0, is that going to be a problem when purchasing a gpu that utilizes a 2.0 slot? thanks

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January 15, 2010 8:41:32 PM

so your saying i cant use any pci-e 16x2.0 cards for this mobo?
January 15, 2010 10:26:46 PM

It has a pcie x16 slot so it will handle a newer card. I have a 9800 GTX+ in an old P4 system with a PCIE x16 (not v2) and it works alright as a gaming system for my son.