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Need help picking out memory/psu/gpu/hdd

Last response: in Systems
May 24, 2012 2:11:07 AM

I'm building a gaming rig on a $600 budget (I already bought the processor and motherboard so it's now $350) I'm looking to buy a decent graphics card, sufficient power supply, memory, and probably an SSD and HDD.

Processor I already bought:


Approximate Purchase Date: A week or so

Budget Range: $350 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, motherboard, processor, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: US

Parts Preferences: One Nvidia card or maybe two (or more) nice Radeon cards for Crossfire, good but cheap RAM, powerful but cheap power supply, as big as an SSD I can get for cheap and an even cheaper HDD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire, only if it would be better than one Nvidia card

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900
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May 26, 2012 4:03:32 AM

why did you buy the i5 when you only have 350 bucks to spare on the rest of the components.

get a gtx 560

mushkin blackline 8 gb or

128 gb crucial ssd or a seagate 1tb barrcuda with 64mb of cache

its kinda dumb that you spent half of your budget getting a i5 man. the power supply will blow your budget by 20-50 bucks

ocz zs 550w