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Is there anything wrong with this budget game build???

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February 4, 2010 3:19:43 PM

I have made my decision on this semi budget gaming upgrade to my current pc. Please give feedback on this.
I already have this
E8400(3.0ghz)
Coolmaster V8 cpu cooler
630 watt modular power supply with 2-12v rails
Coolmaster HAF922 case

This is what I'm buying:

HIS Radeon 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P5E3 PRO LGA 775 Intel X48 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyone have a problem with this? or is it legit?




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February 4, 2010 3:28:43 PM

I think that's a solid build. If you didn't already have the E8400, it wouldn't make any sense, but it should work out for you for a while. And, if and when the time comes, you can snag up a cheap Q6600 and be done with it.
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February 5, 2010 12:26:17 AM

Even though you have an E8400, it still might be a better idea to move on to something new P55, H55-H57, but it doesn't look bad.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 5, 2010 2:44:11 AM

Those are just as dead futurewise. Not only that, but anything you should be using on Hxx are weaker than the CPU he has.
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February 5, 2010 7:59:53 AM

I think that looks perfect, considering the parts you have already.

False_Dmitry: What's wrong with H55? I'm putting together a new build with a Gigabyte H55 motherboard and a Core i5 750... will I somehow regret not getting a P55?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 6, 2010 3:02:25 AM

The H55's are tailored for the new dual cores with integrated graphics. If you don't care about the differences between them, no. But you're just "supposed" to be getting P55 with that. Just like with the dual cores you're "supposed" to get H55 in order to be able to use the onboard integrated graphics. And of course there's the fact that there's not much upgrading to be had over that i5 750, nor will there be, and intel has said so. Getting the cheaper board with intel might actually be a good call cause you're gonna have to toss it when you upgrade next anyway...
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