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November 26, 2010 4:07:03 PM

Hi, I'm really new to computer building. I did some research but I need your help to see if everything is fine.

I'm planning to build a computer mainly to play games at 1900 x 1200 resolution. Ideal budget is under 800$ CA but could be stretched a bit if really necessary. Please keep in mind I usually keep my system for 3-5 years. Local retailer came with this offer:

Intel Core i5 760 2.8GHz LGA1156 Socket FC-LGA8 L3 8 MB Box 229,95$
Asus SKT 1156 H55 mATX 84,95$
Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 CL9 1.5V KVR1333D39K2/4G 69,95$
High Power 750W (HP-750) 59,95$
MSI GeForce 460 Hawk Talon 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 239,95$

Total: 684,75$ + tx = 772,91$

Is it enough for long term gaming and is it worth the asking price ? Also i was wondering if I should go with 1090T AMD instead or even a core i7 870 or is this overkill (3-5 years) ? And is a non SLI system enough with this card ?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2010 4:45:01 PM

Welcome, Newcomer. From a gaming perspective, the 460 is powerful enough to play any game. You didn't list your monitor, so just to let you know playing a game at 1900 x 1200 can be accomplished by the 460, but if this resolution is higher than the native resolution of your monitor, you will experience some problems.

Kingston is a very respectable manufacturer of RAM, but the ValueRAM is not all that impressive. For the same price you can get some G.Skill from newegg.

mATX board are nice because of the price performance ratio, but with the Black Friday deals ongoing right now, you could buy an ATX for the same price.

I just priced out some parts for a new rig. With the Black Friday deals, I had put together a PC for less than $400. The only thing I didn't have in the build was a PSU.

In my opinion, other than the RAM, the parts you've listed are decent and will get you some nice gaming experiences, but if you check out newegg.com and look at the same parts, you could probably save 10-20%.

a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2010 4:45:54 PM

thats a decent system, but most of it can be found for less money at Newegg.
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