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October 2, 2010 1:10:04 AM

I'm looking for a good gaming PC for around $800-$1000
Ok so the things I already have picked out are:
HD 5770:
Corsair 650w PSU:
Hard Drive:
4gigs RAM:
DVD Burner:

Total: $1017

Things I need: (I don't need a keyboard or mouse or case)
Maybe a case fan (i'm just using a pretty old Dell case and I don't know if I can put a fan in)

Also, if you could tell me if the parts are compatible, the PSU could handle them, and if theres something better than what I have if you could suggest it but remember my budget is $800-$1000. And if theres anything else I need that i forgot you can tell me that too.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 1:40:38 AM

HI Joe, OEM cases may not always be standard ATX spec. I dunno if your case is.

Also, your links aint working.

What resolution are you on? And what settings are you looking to play at?

I'll say look at a 445 Rana for AMD with an ASRock 770 EXTREME3 if you're not looking at multiple graphics cards, or the ASRock 870 EXTREME3 if you are. If you want Intel, look at an i5 540 with an ASUS P7P55 LX

If your PC is gonna be only for gaming, you'll never need any more than 4 GB of RAM. The rest will be a waste of money. Go for 8Gb only if you're looking at video rendering and stuff - not for gaming.

Please correct your links so that I can help you further.
October 2, 2010 1:50:52 AM

links should work now

And I think I want to go with the ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard that you suggested so are all those parts compatible?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2010 2:36:04 AM

2 points.

1. You only need a "Dual Channel" Ram kit. That is 2 X 2 = 4 GB. Not a "Triple Channel" 3 X 2 = 6 GB kit.

This is what you really need - Very fast 4 GB RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

2. There's no way you'll need a hexacore CPU - Modern games still don't use more than 2 cores mostly. So an AMD Athlon II X3 450 should be good enough.

Also, if you don't need internal built-in speakers, then is a better monitor at the same price point - LG W2053TP-PF Black 20"

With all the savings, you might as well get a better GPU - GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB

Keep the rest of your stuff. They look plenty good to me.
October 2, 2010 2:51:00 AM

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 12:58:49 AM

Thanks Joe, I appreciate that.