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My $500 Budget gaming PC build

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August 19, 2010 3:41:28 PM

SO can you tell me if this a good build. and tell me if everything is compatible

here

http://yfrog.com/6c95299051p

i think its pretty neat whatt ya think?
Also is the Mobo Reliable?
August 19, 2010 4:13:59 PM

Keep the CPU + RAM Combo.

Keep the case. Lose the Caviar green. Go with Samsung Spinpoint or Seagate Barracuda. If you really wanna save, go with Caviar Blue.

Even if you don't change the HDD, you absolutely have to swap that ECS Mobo for a MSI 785GTM-E45. A bit more expensive, but well worth the price.

Keep the rest of the build. Looks good.

If you do wanna save a bit though, go with the AMD Athlon II X3 440 - you'll save 'bout 25 bucks there, if you don't absolutely need a quad.
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August 19, 2010 4:46:19 PM

ok i changed my mobo to the biostar one and yes i have periphrals
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August 20, 2010 3:56:37 AM

$513AR
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August 20, 2010 2:38:03 PM

err you sure the 460 GTX is as good as 5770? and woudnt quadcore have better gaming?
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August 20, 2010 2:44:54 PM

i thought the 460 was on par with the 5830.
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August 21, 2010 3:20:36 AM

japjeev said:
err you sure the 460 GTX is as good as 5770? and woudnt quadcore have better gaming?
1. The GTX 460 (1 GB) is much more powerful than the 5770 with similar memory.

And 2. Most games (unlike multithreaded programs) don't really have the ability to use 4 cores. So a high clocked dual / triple core doesn't do much worse than quads.
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