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$600 gaming rig

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June 20, 2012 1:01:06 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $600 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website: none

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 would be great

Additional Comments: the only thing I care about is gaming performance. Athetics, noise, vibration, refurb, or open box I dont care as long as it work. Thanks a lot!

This is what I was thinking so far:

cpu http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

mobo http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

ram http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CASE and PSU http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

dvd writer http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

wireless card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total = 580

(I would like to use this money for an extra fan or two)

What do you guys think?

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June 20, 2012 1:33:27 AM

That looks like you got a lot of good prices at the Micro-Center and you are able to put together a decent gaming rig. The cpu that you chose has hyperthreading so it's just like having a quad core and the ghz is over 3ghz so you shouldn't have a bottleneck from the video card. I do question $20 ram though and if it's at all possible to get a good brand name and at 1600mhz would be good . You can always add another set of the same later if needed.

CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know that your on a low tight budget but if you can swing this set and add another later then you'll have a good ram setup.
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