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November 2, 2011 9:34:37 AM

I am building a new desktop to be used for a few games, mainly Skyrim and CS:GO. First of all, will these parts be compatable together and please give me any suggestions you may have. Have not been keeping up with the hardware scene for quite a while and could use some input. Thank you in advance for your help. Here is what im thinking right now:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .... do i need more than 8GB?

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-ROM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 2, 2011 10:06:56 AM

What is your budget?
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November 2, 2011 10:08:59 AM

everything is fine but don't buy gtx 550ti a little upgrade go for gtx 560ti spend little more now system is much better.
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November 2, 2011 10:15:42 AM

Budget is $700 - $1000. Will not be overclocking. Also, do i need a soundcard or will onboard card be good enough. Buying from newegg, suggestion on soundcard if needed.
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November 2, 2011 11:29:45 AM

onboard will be fine

if you aren't overclocking, get this CPU instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

get this motherboard instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this PSU instead, half the cost:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this hard drive instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with the savings, jump up to a 560ti:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 2, 2011 6:33:38 PM

After listening to the suggestions I have changed it to this:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-ROM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now I am at $906, with a max budget of $1000. If anyone can see where i can significantly improve and still stay under budget let me know. Also, this hardware is still not set in stone so am still looking for suggestions as to where I can still swap for better price/quality.

Is the RAM that I still have gonna work or should I get something else? How many gigs of RAM do i need?
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November 2, 2011 10:22:34 PM

get thsi ram instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

its $46.99 instead of $109.99.

the actual performance difference between 8gb of DDR3-1600 and 8 GB of DDR3-2000 is about 0.4 FPS. not worth it.

Use the savings plus the remainder of your budget to get a 120 GB SSD as a boot/primary programs drive.
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November 3, 2011 7:54:51 PM

I have read some problems with the Patriot RAM. Should I spend just a few more bucks for Corsair or G-skill? Will any DDR3 1600 RAM fit with my system? It seems to me that some of it is only tailored to Intel CPU's. Here is what I was thinking for the RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What do you guys think? And what is the advantages of having an SSD? Is it worth it?
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November 3, 2011 7:59:53 PM

i recommend g.skill ram.
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November 3, 2011 8:02:24 PM

g.skill or Mushkin is fine if you don't want the Patriot RAM. I'd stick with 1.5V RAM, though.

the advantage of an SSD is drastically reduced load times for everything (startup to boot of windows in 15 seconds, games in 2-3 seconds!)

everyone who has tried them never wants to go back
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November 3, 2011 8:04:52 PM

yes it is worth ssd is an absolute solution for OS to boot quickly than HDD e.g if HDD can boot windows7 in 40 seconds then SSD can boot in 17 or 20 seconds.
similarly your games can also perform much better with having SSD e.g installed BF3 in SSD and run it, it will loader much quicker and perform better than HDD.
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November 3, 2011 8:10:56 PM

Could you recommend a SSD for my system. If I get a SSD, then do I still need a decent hard drive or can i skimp on that?
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November 4, 2011 7:27:22 AM

yes, they are a good couple.
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