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Budget Gaming PC, Can I do better for the price?

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November 20, 2010 9:18:34 PM

Processor: Intel i5-760 ($169.99@microcenter)

Motherboard: ASRock H55M-LE ($61.99@Newegg)

RAM: Muskin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2x2GB) ($56.99@Newegg)

Video Card: ASUS Geforce GTX 460 1GB ($179.99@Newegg)

Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 2 60GB SSD ($134.99@Newegg)

I have everything else required to build a computer. Just wondering if this will be ok? Remember this is a budget PC, I'm not looking to buy top of the line components :) 

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November 20, 2010 9:34:51 PM

I would get a better motherboard and trash the SSD and get two Seagate 500GB HDDs (the 500GB plater ones (7200.12RPM)) and put them in RAID.
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November 20, 2010 9:44:54 PM

Userremoved said:
I would get a better motherboard and trash the SSD and get two Seagate 500GB HDDs (the 500GB plater ones (7200.12RPM)) and put them in RAID.


Why trash the ssd?
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November 20, 2010 9:52:17 PM

teegale said:
Why trash the ssd?

They are really expensive for like a 10 second difference. I have something called patience it's cheaper! :p 
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November 20, 2010 9:55:32 PM

Not to mention, you said "Can I do better for the pice." Ssd's are not worth the price,yet. Give it some time and the prices will come down.
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November 20, 2010 10:00:16 PM

zooted said:
Not to mention, you said "Can I do better for the pice." Ssd's are not worth the price,yet. Give it some time and the prices will come down.

BINGO!
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November 20, 2010 10:00:47 PM

zooted said:
Not to mention, you said "Can I do better for the pice." Ssd's are not worth the price,yet. Give it some time and the prices will come down.


Very true. 2x 500GB hd's on newegg would be $110. I would rather spend the extra 20 and get an ssd because I already have a 750GB hd for storage.

So it makes complete sense to buy the ssd. When I'd already be spending $100+ for lesser performance.
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November 20, 2010 10:04:06 PM

teegale said:
Very true. 2x 500GB hd's on newegg would be $110. I would rather spend the extra 20 and get an ssd because I already have a 750GB hd for storage.

So it makes complete sense to buy the ssd. When I'd already be spending $100+ for lesser performance.

Fine I'm just trying too point out one thing YOU WONT NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE. Do you need the extra speed?
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November 20, 2010 11:48:35 PM

Userremoved said:
Fine I'm just trying too point out one thing YOU WONT NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE. Do you need the extra speed?


Note taken. Thanks for your input. :wahoo: 
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