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First build: $600 gaming pc (have parts from a previous purchase)

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July 7, 2012 5:09:21 PM

I plan to have a capable computer and be ready for the GW2 launch at the end of august

Budget: $~600

Usage: high performance gaming

Parts not required: well i bought a computer from hp on reccomendation from a friend (one i probably shouldn't have taken) and bought this

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• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
• AMD E-350 Accelerated processor [1.6GHz, 512KBx2 L2 cache]
• 4GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
• 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
• Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
• No additional security software
• Integrated graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6310
• SuperMulti DVD Burner
• Wireless-N LAN card
• 6-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, audio ports
• No TV Tuner
• Integrated sound
• HP keyboard and optical mouse

total cost $319

I dont know exactly what i can use from it in the new pc besides the hard drive and the dvd burner and i have a monitor


Sites: ive been using newegg for the most part but im open to other options

Country: USA

No previous parts bias or preference

overclocking: maybe (i know a little about it and intend to try)

SLI/Crossfire: maybe (i dont know anything about it)

Screen resolution : 1440x900 max 800x600 min

parts ive chosen already and would like feedback

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

this one wouldnt go on my wishlist because of some combo thing i dont really understand
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 7, 2012 5:42:43 PM

The CPU is really weak. 1066MHz RAM is slow. You should use the DVD burner, HDD, keyboard, and mouse. That saves you ~$140.

Looking at your wishlist, I see the 550Ti. It will do pretty well in GW2, but move to more intense games, and it won't do so admirably. For the same price, you get the 6850 which is a lot faster than the 550Ti.

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

The PSU is good, but you can definitely get a more reliable one, and cheaper!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 7, 2012 6:07:42 PM

Thanks for your input! (especially with the power supply i didnt know exactly how much i needed so i was trying to overshoot it)

ive gone to part picker and added your suggestions

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bzht

and im guessing im gonna have to get new ram since you didnt list it.

but other than out everything should fit alright?
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July 7, 2012 6:24:29 PM

Hard drive should fit, DVD burner should fit, keyboard and mouse obviously too.

For memory, I would suggest G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could buy a custom CPU cooler, but it's totally optional especially with a non-overclockable CPU like the i5-2400.
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July 7, 2012 6:31:01 PM

Thanks to both of you, with that im hitting my budget max after rebates.
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July 7, 2012 6:31:28 PM

Best answer selected by Rodarn.
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