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$1500 new gaming build

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May 5, 2011 9:14:26 PM

Hello all! :) 
This is the first time I'm going to be build my own gaming rig and I would like to get some feedback and comments on the parts I've chosen. Is there anything you would change, etc. :) 
Thank you.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video, music, surfing, etc..

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Denmark

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLi in the future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

You can see the parts I've come up with so far here

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May 5, 2011 9:38:50 PM

While there is a little flexibility for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors like this Intel Core I5 2500K, we advise that you are looking for memory in the 1.5v range. The 1.65 voltage that you have selected here can void the warranty on the processor and possibly damage the memory controller in the processor. Change the memory to CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 which is the 1.5v model of the same ram that you have selected.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 6, 2011 1:56:35 PM

Thank you for the tips, but the CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 gave me this link and is also a 1.65v

But thinking about putting these in instead which is a 1.5v

so so far it looks like either this with the ram you linked you sent Christian.


with the other rams which is 1.5v