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[New Build] Please Rate this Build Moderate user/Gamer

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December 29, 2010 3:09:19 AM

Sorry about that format I thought this was a public list:

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon, within 1 week.

Budget Range: $500-$1000(extra parts)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(minecraft to crysis style), 3d modeling(solidworks), movies, surfing internet

Parts Not Required: optical drives/1xGTS 250/HDDs/(22")Dual Monitors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: prefer gigabyte mobo, prefer intel processor(im thinking dual core i5 for fastest single core speed)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Dual 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Want to build something reliable and with a case that i can wire cleanly, smaller than a full size atx case i have now. My biggest concern is the processor/mobo that I'm looking at.

EVGA 01G-P3-1145-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I5650
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-H57M-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Zalman N Series SSD0064N1 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Thanks for any feedback.

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December 30, 2010 8:30:12 AM

Ouch the Clarkdales 6xx chips were never, ever in the races as far as bang for buck gaming chips are concerned so a good starting point:

Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: December 2010

This has also been a 1st quoting a SBM build but the guys did a good job for low cost bang for buck gamer this time around!

System Builder Marathon, December 2010: $500 PC