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Going to order these parts tomorrow. Any last comments/suggestions?

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October 18, 2010 2:48:06 AM

This is my first ever build, and after doing some looking around, I think I've settled on this. Just looking for any last suggestions or comments.



My budget is $1000, so I have a little breathing space.

I have never built a computer before, but my present one is ancient.

The computer will mostly be used for: World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Civilization 5

The main thing I'm unsure of is the GPU. My resolution is 1680x1050. Is an HD 5850 overkill? I;m also unsure if the case I've selected is good or not as I know very little of cases.

Thanks in advance!
October 18, 2010 3:07:50 AM

Looks good! I have a 5850 with resolution of 1920x1080 and i can max out frame rates at 60fps. Actually i havent tried medal of honor or black ops since they havent come out yet...or has medal of honor?

I think its a good card that will last you a while at that resolution, but also if you decide to increase your resolution it'll still be able to handle it.

Check out this 5850 instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$10 less after rebate and it has a lifetime warranty
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October 18, 2010 3:10:27 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

By the way, would you happen to know how this would handle Starcraft 2?
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October 18, 2010 3:26:00 AM

At 1920x1080 my 5850 gets between 80-100 fps, I dont think ive ever seen it drop under 70. But I only ran fraps for a couple minutes in a game to test it out, but you'll have no problem at all.
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October 18, 2010 4:09:44 AM

at 1680x1050 u can see it is "overkill" but it really isnt id stick with it...the next cheapest solution is the 4601gb but your mobo doesnt support SLI so i wouldnt recommend it....stick with the 5850...though there might be a cheaper version out there
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