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February 26, 2012 3:47:56 PM

I want a good system that will also last.

Approximate Purchase Date: March 2012

Budget Range: $400 - $500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Casual Gaming (Skyrim, Future Diablo III, possibly Mass Effect), Internet, Video Streaming, Home office use and for graduate classes, some web design

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speaker system and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Prefer Newegg but willing to take suggestions from others

Country: Georgia, USA

Parts Preferences: Ones that will last longer

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: I have an older Sapphire X850XT from a previous system but am unsure if it better to just get a new one?

I was considering buying a barebones kit from Tigerdirect.com but have heard it is better to buy individual components. Would prefer any suggestions you might have for builds over barebone kits.

Suggestions Please.

Regards,

Jason

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February 26, 2012 3:52:11 PM

If you are going to buy barebones, get it at newegg. You get newer parts from their shellshocker barebones kits, not leftovers. They had both an amd and Intel barebones last week for under $300 each. Both included 500gb hardrives.
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February 26, 2012 4:07:36 PM

MOBO : ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I3 2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : ASUS Radeon HD 6770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $520.92 and 491$ after mail in rebates.
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February 27, 2012 4:12:37 PM

Just 4 MB RAM versus 8 MB?
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February 27, 2012 4:59:55 PM

Also, would it be better for me to try and spend a little more to purchase a video card with 256-bits versus one with 128-bit?
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February 28, 2012 3:23:56 PM

Will this motherboard and PSU support an i5 or i7 if I decided to spend the extra cash for it or decided to upgrade in the future?
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February 28, 2012 3:33:59 PM

You can change with this CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 50$ after rebates. This will support a CPU upgrade and a more powerfull video card. Is 10$ more than Corsair 500w and the same price after rebates.
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March 6, 2012 10:04:48 AM

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