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New gaming build compatibility ~$900

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December 22, 2010 4:21:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: <1000 AR

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

MOTHERBOARD
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
Intel® Core™ i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 1024MB GDDR5 Twin Frozr II PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31000528AS-Bare Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200RPM-Interna...

OPTICAL DRIVE
ASUS DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE
Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just need to see if everything is compatible. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

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December 22, 2010 5:22:42 PM
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1156 is being replaced in 2 weeks, so hold off until then. Either way, don't need a hyperthreaded CPU for gaming, HT actually decreases FPS in games.

HD should be a 7200.12, or alternatively, a spinpoint F3.
You should also spend some more money to get lower latency RAM.

This Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 kit for ex
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



December 22, 2010 6:59:48 PM

Best answer selected by aamn11.
December 23, 2010 1:16:37 PM

stay away from XMS' they're dodgy pieces of ram from corsair.
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