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$700 Gaming Build Compatibility Check & Advice

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August 17, 2010 10:33:51 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) $700, lower the better

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (Buying a 23" monitor)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Below is my first build. I just wanted to know if all of the parts are compatible and if you guys think any of them could be replaced for better value or dependability. I'm unsure about the mobo and the Patriot RAM. Want to be able to play SC2, and future DX11 games.


Sparkle GTX460 768mb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Patriot G Series Sector 5 4GB RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 500gb HD + NZXT Gamma Midtower Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Athlon II X3 445 and Biostar 785G3HD AM3 Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Basic Lite-On DVD Burner


Please let me know what you think! I would like to buy tonight!!
August 17, 2010 10:57:12 PM

Also, should I downgrade to a 5770 to save $50-$60 or is it worth sticking with the GTX460 768mb.

Again, I just want good value on a 1900x1080 23" monitor. Can the 5770 not do the job?
August 17, 2010 11:33:03 PM

The 5770 is already old news since the 6*** series is already right around the corner. If you can afford it, definitely stick with the GTX 460 imo. It is also a much more capable gpu than the 5770.
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August 18, 2010 2:07:42 AM

But is everything compatible? This is my first PC build and I'm not sure if the RAM, Mobo, etc. are compatible.

Are the Patriot RAM, mobo, and Sparkle GPU legit purchases or are there better items out there for the money.

I really want to order this tonight and build it ASAP.
August 18, 2010 2:54:08 AM

Bump for the night, guess I'm not ordering my build tonight :( 

Please step it up TomsHardware! I've heard so many good things.
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