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Review my $600 Build Please

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January 29, 2011 12:19:04 PM



Approximate Purchase Date: February

Budget Range: $600 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, case, OS

OS - Have Windows 7

Country of Origin: Caribbean

Parts Preferences: AMD but if you can make an intel build that fits the budget im ok and i prefer nvidia GPUs

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes straight out the box

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC and able to play games at high settings and Has to be esthetically pleasing

Thanks in advance!

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I love single slot cards and I think these are gorgeous)
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If Im missing anything please let me know...I have a LOGISYS Computer CS1200BK ATX Mid Tower Optimus All Black Gaming Case (Modded the side of the Case)

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January 29, 2011 12:35:07 PM

Looking at it one thing you can do if possible you can spend 22 more on a Ptohenom II x2 560 3.3 and unlock a quad. I really havent heard alot of people having problems with this. Just an idea.
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January 29, 2011 1:18:46 PM

^That is not a guarantee, and besides the cpu he picked out can also unlock to a quad with some luck (some even unlock the l3 cache) It is never a good idea to buy a cpu expecting more.
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January 29, 2011 9:09:28 PM

I choose the Rana because I've seen alot of good reviews about it
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January 30, 2011 1:04:27 AM

Here's a few items. I think the ram you chose will be okay.... forgot what you chose.......... going to 1600 isn't going to matter and no need for cross fire or sli at your res. $601.95

video
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU/mobo combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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January 30, 2011 12:09:22 PM

Why forget about what I choose? How will the parts you selected compare to what I choose?

I dnt mind dishing out an extra $50 if the phenom beats the rana by a large margine and I prefer this GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as I said before looks DO matter to me
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January 30, 2011 12:38:23 PM

^If you plan on going with an nvidia gpu, there is no point in getting a crossfire capable motherboard (I really like that motherboard) so I would consider going with a 6850. That way you can crossfire down the road when the gpu starts to show its age.
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January 30, 2011 1:32:27 PM

I am not a fan of ATI cards ever since my last experience...could you recommend an sli board then?
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January 30, 2011 1:35:03 PM

AMD and SLI do not go very well together. The only sli capable boards are old chipsets that will hinder performance tremendously. If you want to sli go with intel, otherwise go with an amd gpu.
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January 30, 2011 2:22:41 PM

AstroTC said:
Why forget about what I choose? How will the parts you selected compare to what I choose?

I dnt mind dishing out an extra $50 if the phenom beats the rana by a large margine and I prefer this GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as I said before looks DO matter to me


Dude, if you're building a gaming machine why not build a gaming machine. A quad core is minimum in this day and age and I wouldn't buy a "gaming" processor that didn't have a large amount of L3 cache on it. The only things that really matter for a "gaming" machine are processor and graphics card. Without the "best" you can shoot yourself in the foot. Memory speed is negligible. 1333 is fine and going faster while adding more expense is foolish for the average user. If the 1600 you chose is cheaper go with it. I have no problems with that brand. Used it much more in the past 5 years ( as with what I chose ) that you will in your life time.
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January 30, 2011 7:35:40 PM

Best answer selected by AstroTC.
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