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I am ready to put some money into building a new computer. I am mainly using it for internet/movies/music/gaming (Dark Age of Camelot) and stuff like photoshop.

After doing lots of research and reading lots of reviews, this is what i have come up with. I really just want a confirmation that all this is compatible/decent stuff and should work etc. Is there anything i'm missing, or any ideas to help save money? Im going to order it in pieces, everything thats on sale hopefully tomorrow, the rest later after i can get some more cash.

Wasn't sure about the Graphics card, does it work to use AMD card on intel board/processor? Seems like there are better Radeons for similar price, but the GeForce GTS 450 seems ok, and EVGA seems solid.

Right now its roughly at $715, and $645 after mail in rebates, cant really afford much more.

Thanks!!!! Any input is greatly appreciated.


CPU: Intel Core i3-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M LE
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7343096&sku=A455-3043

Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTS 450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130679

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Hard drive: estern Digital 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770

power Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2 Builder Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

Case: Antec Three Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

windows 7
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932&sku=M17-7302
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  1. Best answer
    Eww. Don't get a GTS 450. Get a 6770. It is a tier higher than GTS 450.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121474

    Get this Corsair 430. more than enoigh for a 6770.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Get this ram. Cheaper by $12 since it's on black friday sale.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Get this case. It's pretty good for the price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    Get this Seagate Barracuda 500gb. It's only $85. A good brand to boot.
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST500DM002/dp/B005CT56R6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322212750&sr=8-1

    Saved you at least $50
  2. thanks, so i'm assuming its fine to run AMD based graphics on intel setup.
  3. Of course, it was never a problem to begin with :D.
  4. just noticed that the ram you posted isnt the right speed for the mobo, needs 1333

    Get this ram. Cheaper by $12 since it's on black friday sale.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231428
  5. Best answer selected by bluemonkeyphoto.
  6. What :O. It's okay my friend, there is no difference anyway. The 1600 would go down to 1333 if it weren't compatible.
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