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Making my own comp, asking if okay.

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March 14, 2010 4:34:41 AM

I'm making a gaming computer with a low budget...
Intel Core i3 530 Processor BX80616I3530 - 2.93GHz,
LGA 1156,
OCZ DDR3 4MB L3 Cache,
Dual-Core,
Retail Processor w/ Fan,
600watt power supply,
WD harddrive 320gb,
asus mother board,
ASus ENGTS250 GeForce GTS 250 GDDR3 1 GIG PCI EXPRESS 2,
samsung hard drive.

I'm just worried about the processor is it good enough or should I buy the i5?

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March 14, 2010 9:34:20 AM

i5 would be my own personal preference :)  but the i3's are very capable CPU's and overclock well too.

I noticed the 600W PSU - this is the one area you should never cut corners and go for a cheap brand PSU - so make sure you stick to a well known brand.
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March 14, 2010 10:16:41 AM

i would consider an amd system before i try an i3
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March 14, 2010 2:37:53 PM

Not much I can add w/o knowing what 1156 Asus Board, which memory (DDR3-1600 ? CAS ?), which Case / PSU ....and if that's the Samsung F3, either that or the Seagate 7200.12 is fine.
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