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Review my budget build (< $600)

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October 14, 2011 9:21:47 PM

So here is what I'm feeling pretty good about right now. I was on a $500, but I figured I could afford to go a few over just to make sure I'm fully satisfied.

XFX Radeon 6950 - $240

G.Skill 8 GB RAM - ~$45

Intel i3 2120 3.3GHz - $140

Gigabyte Z68A - $120

I run my games at 1440x900 and I don't have any intentions of overclocking. Thoughts?

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October 14, 2011 9:26:56 PM

Dunno if the i3-2120 is worth the extra over an i3-2100 to be honest. You could also get a cheaper graphics card and still destroy anything at 1440x900, a HD 6850 or something would be fine. It's up to you though.
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October 14, 2011 9:33:43 PM

Thanks, i might knock it back to the 2100. Also, on the graphics card, i ultimately decided on the 6950 because it didn't seem to have as many complaints about heat and noise like the 6850 did.
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October 14, 2011 9:47:34 PM

I'd drop back to the 6870 and up the CPU to a i5-2400
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October 14, 2011 10:58:15 PM

The HD 6850 doesn't usually have heat issues, it may have been one particular manufacturer you looked at.
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October 14, 2011 11:18:00 PM

Is this all you need?
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