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$700 Gaming Build- TBD February 9

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February 4, 2012 10:04:57 PM

Thanks to those with advice and help on product brands and compatibility this is my final build and it came out just right will be posting to let everyone know about the process and will probably be in the overclocking forum section quite a bit now.
Let me know what you think :D 

ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Video Card with VGA/DVI/HDMI, ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 [Personal Computers]
$129.99


1 of: Logitech S120 2.0 Multimedia Speakers [Personal Computers]

$10.25

1 of: Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) [Personal Computers]

$22.88


1 of: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [DVD-ROM]

$99.99


1 of: Kingston HyperX 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1333 MHz DDR3 Desktop Memory KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX
$29.99
- 1 item(s) Gift options: None

1 of: Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (M5A97) [Personal Computers]
$94.99
- 1 item(s) Gift options: None

1 of: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor, Black Edition, 3.0 4 Socket AM3 - HD96ZTWFGRBOX [Personal Computers]

$114.99
- 1 item(s) Gift options: None

1 of: Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
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$84.99
- 1 item(s) Gift options: None

1 of: Antec EA-430D Power Supply EA-430D [Personal Computers]

$53.99

Delivery estimate: February 9, 2012 - February 14, 2012 Price
1 of: Raidmax Altas ATX Mid Tower Case ATX-295WB [Personal Computers]

$49.99
- 1 item(s) Gift options: None

Delivery estimate: February 9, 2012 - February 14, 2012 Price
1 of: Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565) [Personal Computers]
$16.00

Total 708.50
ALL FREE SHIPPING THROUGH AMAZON.COM
February 5, 2012 12:37:47 AM

I would not buy the GTX550Ti. I would either go with the Radeon 6790:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or if you have the money, the Radeon 6850:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Both video cards are better than the gtx 550Ti. I would personally NEVER go with Nvidia if the card isn't the gtx 560Ti or higher since AMD will win price wise and performance wise.

I would also not go with the case you chose. It may look cool on the website, but it really isn't good at all. I would go with the cheaper NZXT Gamma $40:
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...
The NZXT Gamma is a great case for the price. You won't find another case with the features the Gamma has at the price the Gamma is at. It was designed for gaming systems and therefore can fit 10"+ video cards (my Radeon 6870 fits in the Gamma).

Unless it is absolutely essential, I would go with a different RAM. I would go with the Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has great ratings and is also $8 cheaper.
February 5, 2012 2:51:27 AM

hey whats wrong with the memory stick no is it not compatible
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February 5, 2012 3:03:07 AM

chosen12k6 said:
hey whats wrong with the memory stick no is it not compatible

No, I chose a cheaper RAM kit to save money, Kingston is a great company. You can still go with the Kingston if you want, but the mushkin is cheaper
February 16, 2012 10:36:58 PM

just saw the TBD frb 9th sorry
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