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Building first computer (Gaming)

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April 28, 2010 3:20:08 AM

Just finished picking out the parts for a new computer that I'm going to be building.



Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If there is anything you think should be changed, let me know.

Also, if you have any tips on assembling it please let me know because this is my first time.
April 28, 2010 4:03:06 AM

Recommended Changes:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 - Cheaper with similar performance

MOBO: ASUS or Gigabyte AM3 770 motherboard, which ever one has the best combo deal with the CPU

RAM: G.SKILL RIPJAWS SERIES 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas7 - You have DDR3 triple channel memory for a DDR2 board so you selection won't work. This RAM works great with the CPU/MOBO combination.

GPU: You want at a min to be running an ATI 4850 to call it a gaming rig. The 9600GT just won't get it done!! If you budget permits, an ATI 5770 or higher is the better options.

The rest of the build you picked is acceptable to me. For build help read my Step-by-Step guide in my signature, which will help you through the build.
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April 28, 2010 12:21:40 PM

The monitor u picked out is 1600 x 900 and though a HD 4850 is better raw frams wise, i would say at least hit the HD 5670 which is in the 9800GT country with far far less power consumption. Some combos mean u pay something like $6x-7x for that card!
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April 29, 2010 12:37:54 AM
April 29, 2010 12:54:31 AM

Solid upgrade on your original build!!

Yes... it will be able to run medium-high settings when gaming.
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April 29, 2010 1:13:21 AM

Sweet thanks for your help.
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April 29, 2010 7:57:46 AM

Yep that will be staying put a wee bit longer unless you move up to a higher res display - happy building/shopping ^^
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