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August 10, 2010 6:32:40 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by the end of this week

BUDGET RANGE: 600~900 (no more than 950) AR

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but doesn't really matter as long as i can get better deals

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S

OVERCLOCKING: probably not

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: probably not.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quite PC would be nice. need to have an OS (windows 7 preferred), 1TB hdd preferred.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.469041

[Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive]
[Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case]
(case + hdd) - $94



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.470416

[GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card]
[OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 ]

(gpu + psu) - $260 ARB


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.469425
[ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard]
[G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600]
(mobo + ram) $230

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] 19-115-215
[windows 7 OEM]
[Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 ]
(os + cpu) $284

total = $892

Will this build work? and is it good enough to play new games at high or max settings? I'm building this computer to play sc2 and modern warfare2 and other new games..
I might upgrade cpu to i5-760 but I don't know if the difference is noticeable..

What do you think?

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August 10, 2010 6:40:46 PM

other than those two, does everything else seem compatible with each other?
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August 10, 2010 6:45:18 PM

qmg760 said:
other than those two, does everything else seem compatible with each other?

those combos are not working
it says Thank you for visiting Newegg.com. We apologize for your inconvenience. The page you requested is unavailable.
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August 10, 2010 6:50:59 PM


that worked, but really get the HDD that i posted, don't get something that isnt good just because its in a combo

(i know that was an example)

but with your power supply, i would change that to a corsair/coolermaster/antec
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August 10, 2010 6:54:40 PM

k for this system, how much watts do I need? will 600w or 650w be sufficient?
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August 10, 2010 6:58:01 PM

OCZ power supplies are decent quality, I say keep it, just stay away from their RAM.
600 is enough for what you want, but you should get a 700 for future upgrades.
And definitely change to the HDD Pizza pointed out. It's the newer version. It's faster and more reliable.
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August 10, 2010 6:59:51 PM

I would go with a HX650
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August 10, 2010 7:07:45 PM

yeah since they're about the same (disregarding the rebate) i guess i could.
do i need to get thermal paste or something? will the fan that comes with cpu be good enough?
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August 10, 2010 7:09:04 PM

qmg760 said:
yeah since they're about the same (disregarding the rebate) i guess i could.
do i need to get thermal paste or something? will the fan that comes with cpu be good enough?

if you aren't overclocking stock fan is fine
the stock fan comes with thermal paste
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August 10, 2010 7:11:04 PM

For half that he could stick with an OCZ 650 and spend the money elsewhere in his build. Don't get me wrong corsair is a great brand but I don't see any reason to spend it on that in a budget build.
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August 11, 2010 4:32:18 PM

thanks guys! i'm going to order them A.S.A.P
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