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Advice on my first budget gaming build?

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August 29, 2011 5:53:06 PM

CPU Cooler:
PSU: not sure, something 650W
Optical Drive:

I want the computer to be able to play games like crysis 2 at around high settings smoothly. I think I want to lightly overclock the CPU too to around 4GHz. The computer will be on a lot, so musn't overheat either.

Any thoughts?


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August 29, 2011 6:05:41 PM

Also, I'm looking to save a bit of money, perhaps on the processor? And where's the best place to buy parts in the UK?
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August 29, 2011 6:07:36 PM

Pretty good. My thoughts are below.

MB - You can definitely do better...

MEM - Bump that up do DDR3-1600.

HD - Samsung F3 1TB.

PSU - XFX 650w.


Are you open to an Intel build, or do you want to stick with AMD?
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August 29, 2011 6:11:55 PM

I just found that AMD was cheaper for the price. As i'm in the UK, everything is like twice as expensive :/ 
August 29, 2011 6:12:32 PM

cheaper for the performance* and I'll check out those parts.