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Newbie gamer computer $750 - compatable?

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July 12, 2012 3:04:20 AM

Hello! This is my first attempt at building a computer and I'd like to know if all components are compatable / if there's a better replacement for one. It is "Denny's Desktop" shared NewEgg wishlist:

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #:N82E16827135204



Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
Item #:N82E16811147153


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #:N82E16820231428


Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail
Item #:N82E16822148321


Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817182133


Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820148441


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #:N82E16814125353


Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Item #:N82E16819115077


BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #:N82E16813138352


Thanks!

-Sean
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 12, 2012 6:19:42 AM

My advice would be to forget about the SSD in favor of spending money on parts that actually have a better impact on gaming performance. Specifically the video card and processor. An SSD is purely a luxury item and will not increase framerates or ability to play games in higher resolution. Also 64GB is way too small for a primary drive, I would suggest at least 128GB if you want an SSD at all, and ideally 256GB. I wouldn't bother with a 64GB, between Windows and NTFS format you'll only have about 40GB of it for games and everything else, thats almost nothing considering a single game can take over 10GB these days.

The 6850 is a decent video card, but its still entry level.

I couldn't pull up the wishlist on the search, if you have a link to it that would help.


Cheaper power supply (yes it has enough wattage)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

Better video card:

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