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September 13, 2010 1:31:16 PM

Hey guys, working on a new budget game system that can compete with the best of them. I had decided that using the old HDD from my old dell would help cheat it into the budget as well.
I am planning on using: at $77.99
Kingston HyperX Blu 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1/2G-Use two of these for $45.99 a pop
Using a friend's unused PSU, a coolermaster 500W, so not bad
Could use suggestions for what my case will be
And Sparkles Nvidia GTX 460 card-$166.99
And ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard-$59.99
Build should run me about $400.
Any tips or suggestions? And also, looking for guidance on the ASRock boards, are they any good? And do you see any problems for this system? As well as any possible changes, looking for something that can run games like Starcraft II, amongst other games.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

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September 13, 2010 3:26:49 PM

And just to put it out there, I am open to overclocking. Any ideas on how OCable the 445 is? And what kind of CPU cooler do I need?

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September 13, 2010 4:53:02 PM

the 445 is quite clockable 3.4 is within the stock coolers range but you could shoot for near 4ghz with COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

well just make sure of that model psu, cooler master is a real mixed bag of good and total pos

for some cases

antec 300
antec 300 illusion same as the normal 300 but with 2 extra fans
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 seems to be the successor to the 300 in the budget case stakes

in a pinch this is a good deal

antec 200

or this a pretty good 900 rip

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September 13, 2010 6:42:16 PM

Thanks. I like the Rosewill, it seems like a good case with the fact that I would have three fans on this. I agree, I have heard a lot of mixed things about the cooler master's PSUs.
September 14, 2010 12:14:32 PM

Actually they are ever improving and Johnny Guru rates their Silent Pro series rather highly but the Extreme Power series are non 80+ and really entry level
September 14, 2010 12:27:40 PM

REally? I know it was included in a case that he got, but he removed it and put in a PC power and cooling PSU.
September 21, 2010 1:42:12 PM

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