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Opinion on new build

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March 31, 2012 9:17:30 PM

Hello all. I made an old post a while ago about a build i was gonna put together, now i'm finally getting everything going now.

Here is the build I have going on:

I already have an optical disc drive from my old computer and ram, so that's not needed.

basically i'm wondering if 1: should i wait and get ivy bridge? and 2: is this computer enough to play anything on the market and the future for the next couple years at a good framerate?

All suggestions and changes welcome ^_^

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March 31, 2012 9:34:10 PM

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March 31, 2012 9:46:52 PM

Alright, so wait for Ivy bridge then..

One other question..I have 4 2gb's of ram, is it better to have 2 4gb's or 4 2gb's? Or does it not matter?
March 31, 2012 9:48:17 PM

It is better to do 2x4gb, but if you already have 4x2, then don't worry about it.