New system help

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, home office

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive. I have a rosewill rv2 500 (500watts), and ATX mid tower case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg but I am open to others

PARTS PREFERENCES: Itel

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe but not in the near future SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: open to any suggestions looking a $400ish must come in under $500. I am concerned that ram might cause a conflict...I don't know... also looking for a quality cheap video card. I liked the card for the usb 3.0 possiblities

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9


$119.99



ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


-$15.00 Instant

$144.99


Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80616I3530

$119.99
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  1. Select a good Graphics card for gaming
  2. care to elaborate?
  3. I like EVGA and Nvidia products.
    Here is a double width card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130535&cm_re=geforce_cards-_-14-130-535-_-Product
    Here is a single width card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130522&cm_re=geforce_cards-_-14-130-522-_-Product
    Please read the reviews, specs, cost, and decide.
    Of course, if you want a high end card, go for the EVGA GTX-275 Co-Op and PhysX card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130527&cm_re=GTX-275-_-14-130-527-_-Product
  4. Ubrales said:
    I like EVGA and Nvidia products.
    Here is a double width card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130535&cm_re=geforce_cards-_-14-130-535-_-Product
    Here is a single width card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130522&cm_re=geforce_cards-_-14-130-522-_-Product
    Please read the reviews, specs, cost, and decide.
    Of course, if you want a high end card, go for the EVGA GTX-275 Co-Op and PhysX card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130527&cm_re=GTX-275-_-14-130-527-_-Product



    What is the difference between single and double width?
  5. Single Vs double width? The single width will take up one expansion slot at the back of the case, and the double width will take up two expansion slots at the back of the case (I don't mean on the motherboard) - the photos of the cards on Newegg's site will describe it well.
    Most of the higher capability video cards are double width cards (GTX-275) - therefore, a double width card will cover the expansion slot just below the slot it plugs into on the motherboard.
  6. Any general thoughts on the system...recommendations of changes or possible conflict or poor quality?
  7. Go for it! All components that you selected are of good quality. Read some reviews on the products before you place your order - will make you feel more confident.

    If you check on my profile, you will see my build; my first build.
  8. You could do this:
    XFX 4850 If you're not too worried about DX11.
    OCZ 2x2GB RAM
    Sony DVD Burner
    CPU + Mobo

    Totals 524.52 with shipping. 489.52 after mail-in rebates.

    And with this you could later add a 4850 for crossfire. And that CPU is a quadcore.
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