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May 22, 2012 11:12:58 PM

This is what I chose.

Let me know what you guys think. Any opinions are much appreciated

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8GXq

And this PSU/RAM combo from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
May 23, 2012 12:09:17 AM

Anyone?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 23, 2012 3:47:22 AM

That's an extremely poor PSU. You can do better, for less. You should never pay less for your GPU than your CPU, in a gaming rig.
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May 23, 2012 3:54:34 AM
May 23, 2012 4:07:07 AM

I just changed it up slighty.

Is it worth paying the extra for an i3? All i plan on playing is diablo 3 and WoW. I dont need max settings. My very poor pc at the moment plays WoW on medium settings at around 40fps. But diablo 3 is a bit more taxing on me. Cant even play in a multiplayer game without skipping. I figured that the GPU would do fine. I checked the benchmarks for it and the price is decent for a 2gb ram card.

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


At about 520, but I get rebates and 20$ newegg card.
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May 23, 2012 6:04:21 AM

It's DDR3. it doesn't matter how much VRAM it has if it's slow. It's a 400-series card. That is 2 generations out of date.
The GT 430 is slower than a GT 240. Slower than a 5570. It's not a gaming card, it's an HTPC card at best.
Review of a DDR5 version, which is FASTER than the one you linked.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gt-430-review/8

Look the the GPU guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Look at the CPU guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Look, a $500 laptop would be better than what you have there. The built-in graphics of the CPU are probably almost as good as that card.

Do you think getting a 750W PSU is going to help you in any way? With your current list, you need a 380W PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 23, 2012 6:06:25 AM
May 23, 2012 10:23:40 PM

Proximon said:
It's DDR3. it doesn't matter how much VRAM it has if it's slow. It's a 400-series card. That is 2 generations out of date.
The GT 430 is slower than a GT 240. Slower than a 5570. It's not a gaming card, it's an HTPC card at best.
Review of a DDR5 version, which is FASTER than the one you linked.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gt-430-review/8

Look the the GPU guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Look at the CPU guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Look, a $500 laptop would be better than what you have there. The built-in graphics of the CPU are probably almost as good as that card.

Do you think getting a 750W PSU is going to help you in any way? With your current list, you need a 380W PSU.


Im not planning to spend 100+ on a GPU that I will not use half of what it can put out. I am going to play Diablo 3 occasionally and WoW. I do not need Crysis on mAX levels. DO you understand...? I don't think you do.

And the 750w PSU is going for 54.99. FInd a better PSU than that for 54.99
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a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2012 5:17:06 AM

Every reference you need to male a better decision has been made available to you in this thread. I have done all I can.
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May 24, 2012 5:49:50 AM

Can't help stubborn people like the OP...
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May 28, 2012 4:21:31 AM

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