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$750 gaming computer, your thoughts and recommendations

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Last response: in Systems
November 9, 2010 8:41:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $750 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming only

Parts Not Required: monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: not now, but crossfire or SLI in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

My build:

HIS ati radeon 6850 1gb

AMD athlon II x3 445 and ASRock Extreme3 870 combo

Microsoft comfort curve keyboard and Microsoft optical mouse combo

Antec True Power New 650W PSU

G. Skill 4gb DDR3 1600 RAM 9-9-9-24 (on ASRock MB compatibility list)

Antec 300 case and Sony Optiarc DVD combo

Samsung F3 500gb HD and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit combo

Total after rebate: $742.52

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November 9, 2010 9:07:28 PM

That seems like a nice list for the price. Going with RAM off the compatibility list is not going to be a big requirement. It was much more important 2 years ago.

I think this lower latency Mushkin a slightly better deal, but you get the other if it makes you feel more secure :)

November 9, 2010 11:56:47 PM

Don't forget to unlock that fourth core on your cpu! Have fun!