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August 5, 2010 6:03:57 PM

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August 5, 2010 6:09:47 PM

It's not that great. Here's a better one:

CPU/PSU: X4 955 and OCZ ModXStream 700W $175 after rebate w/ $10 gift card
Mobo/OS: ASRock 770 Extreme3 and Windows 7 $165
RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $77
GPU: HD 5770 $135 after rebate
Case/HDD: NZXT Gamma and Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $80
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18

Total: $650. I'm a little over, but I think it's worth the little extra.
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August 5, 2010 6:21:17 PM

If your monitor doesn't have a DVI port, you should be able to get a DVI to VGA adapter for about $5-10 at either newegg or monoprice.com
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August 5, 2010 6:23:45 PM

Doesn't that slow the speed? If not then I will buy one of those as well.
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August 5, 2010 6:24:37 PM

Those adapters come with most graphics cards too...
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August 5, 2010 6:25:34 PM

That board would also be fine. There's another combo with Windows with it. It'd save about $10.
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August 5, 2010 6:26:00 PM

It won't slow anything down.
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August 5, 2010 6:33:48 PM

The 5770 that MadAdmiral linked shows an adapater in the pictures, so presumably it would come with one.
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August 6, 2010 4:03:17 AM

The RAM isn't getting good reviews any reason I should switch or just go with it?
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August 6, 2010 11:28:48 AM

Newegg reviews aren't that trustworthy, especially the RAM ones. RAM requires very specific settings to get it to work at 100%, and if you don't know what you're doing when overclocking and setting them, you'll get bad results. Of course, that's mainly because most people won't take the time to research the parts and the process. Newegg reviewers are generally not thought of for their technical skills and knowledge. For example, the very first review of the Geil sticks has a con about overclocking. 1333 mhz CL 9 sticks are not meant for overclocking as they're simply too slow. The reviewer has an unreasonable expectation of the part, which is common in Newegg reviews.

If you're really worried about it, here's some G.Skill sticks for $5 more.
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August 8, 2010 9:28:33 AM

Best answer selected by shhno1cares.
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