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April 1, 2012 7:08:49 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

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Blu-ray

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

My Build :
CPU: Fx 4100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: ASUS M5A88-V EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...
RAM: AMD Memory Performance Edition http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Performance-Edition-Channel-A...
Case: Antec Nine Hundred http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair 750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XReadable-DVD-Writable-...
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor: ASUS VH236H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse & Keyboard Logitech MK120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Grand Total: $1194.90 after rebates

How is It?

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April 1, 2012 7:40:17 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.
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April 1, 2012 8:01:44 PM

for gaming i would consider an Intel build. The fx 4100 throws punches with an 13 2100 in gaming benchmarks. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-210....

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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 2, 2012 7:29:28 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.
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April 2, 2012 7:32:29 PM

Best answer selected by darksilver.
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