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July 12, 2011 10:24:15 PM

Intel Core i3 Processor i3-2100 3.1GHz 3MB DUAL CORE

Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB

8GB Patriot DDR3 RAM dual channeled

INTEL STANDARD PROCESSOR COOLING FAN

Asus P8H67-M LE B3 REV 3.0 LGA1155/ Intel H67/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MATX Motherboard

WD 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB CACHE SATA 6.0Gb/s

24X DUAL LAYER DVD-RW W/LIGHTSCRIBE

INTEL HD 2000/3000 1GB HDMI/DVI/VGA 1080p PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO (ONBOARD)

REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD

REALTEK 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)

BCC VOYAGER MID-TOWER ATX

(3X) OKIA 80MM CASE COOLER

THERMALTAKE 500 WATT HIGH PERFORMANCE SLI/CROSSFIRE POWER SUPPLY

All for $665

What do you think? Decent for modern gaming? Good value? Enough PSU wattage? Are the fans quiet, efficient? Please help I never bought my own pc before because I didn't realize how much superior they are to consoles. I have more money so I have upgrade room if needed.

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July 12, 2011 11:16:00 PM

Regarding cooling and noise: its up to you to check whats acceptable. Check the fans specification and look for decibels.

Personally, I like choosing fans that are 20db at maximum. However, some people are ok with louder fans. Im not, I like total silence. You may wanna check www.silenx.com, but these fans are probably more expensive than okia.

Regarding power, use this calculator: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

take the result and multiply by 1.5 or 2, depending on your budget. You get a good power supply once, you never have to worry about it again, gonna use it for 10 years.

If its ok with your budget, there are some improvments you can make:

-get a i5 quad-core
-get SSDs, they are 0db, no heat and FAAAAAST
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