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First gaming build. thoughts please
Apr 1, 2012, 7:08 PM
Hi everyone. Im bulding my gaming pc. Starting from scratch, need everything.
Approximate Purchase Date: From now to the end of May
Budget Range:$1200 to 1250 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Netflix, Web surfing
Parts Not Required: need everything
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon
Parts Preferences: Blu-ray
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
My Build :
CPU: Fx 4100
MOBO: ASUS M5A88-V EVO
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
RAM: AMD Memory Performance Edition
Case: Antec Nine Hundred
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: Corsair 750w
Optical: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
Monitor: ASUS VH236H
Mouse & Keyboard Logitech MK120
Grand Total: $1194.90 after rebates
How is It?
Apr 2, 2012
Apr 1, 2012
first gaming build thoughts please
Apr 1, 2012, 7:40 PM
Change the RAM to Crucial Ballistix sport. Been around for a long time and more reliable than any other memory besides Kingston. Same bus speed but 10 euros cheaper.
Apr 1, 2012, 8:01 PM
for gaming i would consider an Intel build. The fx 4100 throws punches with an 13 2100 in gaming benchmarks.
There is money to be saved here in your case choice (optional, based on your preference) and in windows as well. unless you have a particular reason to have a retail copy (ie multiple computers), the oem is $100 cheaper
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Apr 2, 2012, 7:29 PM
thank you. I did change to the oem version, didn't realize it had a disk. with that savings i changed the cpu to i5 2400. i feel much better.
Apr 2, 2012, 7:32 PM
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