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October 22, 2011 5:08:44 AM

I do not require HDDs nor Optic Drives.

I am rebuilding one of my old PCs, I am looking to upgrade the MB, CPU, Memory and GPU a little later.

My idea is to go for a Biostar A880G+/Phenom II X2 555 BE combo $128 ( I am going for the luck of the draw to unlock the cores) newegg to include the following memory- either G.Skill F3-10666CL8D-4BRM, F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ or F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

I am really leaning towards the 12800 for OC later, but would the 8GB set be better now?

I am using 1440X900 !widescreen) my eyes are shot so I don't require High Def settings ( I'm an old sob},so as long as they look decent I'm ok. My future gaming choices are the new Elder Scrolls and Diablo 3.

I am using a PSU that may not be top of the line but hasn't let me down yet ( LogisysPS575XBK ATX 12v)

I am lookinf to buy a Radeon Gpu that will fill my needs and not break the bank down the road (5670, 6670?). Less than $100 if possible.

This PC is to used for the above mentioned games and watching movies (DVDs).
Oh yeah the OS will be Win 7 Home 64 bit.

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October 22, 2011 12:56:23 PM

Logisys? You know that they can go out with a bang and take other components with them?
On your HDD's and ODD are they SATA ? There is limited support nowadays for IDE (PATA), max one connector or none on the motherboards.
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October 22, 2011 12:59:11 PM

Get 8 gb for the ram; I have this board and have used kingston and gskill ram. I got my 8 gb kingston for $23.50 after rebate. For the gpu, check craigslist. I found the 5670 for $80 recently. Whatever you get, check the specs carefully: at least 1 gb ddr3 or ddr5 (preferred) and support for directX 10.1 or 11.
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October 24, 2011 7:26:42 AM

o1die said:
Get 8 gb for the ram; I have this board and have used kingston and gskill ram. I got my 8 gb kingston for $23.50 after rebate. For the gpu, check craigslist. I found the 5670 for $80 recently. Whatever you get, check the specs carefully: at least 1 gb ddr3 or ddr5 (preferred) and support for directX 10.1 or 11.

Thanx Craiglist will bid you up, but thx
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October 24, 2011 12:16:17 PM

No. Frequently stuff on craigslist won't move. Offer less; much less if the price is retail.
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