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I never pc gamed and this will be my first build ever

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September 29, 2012 12:54:15 PM

can i game on this where can i skimp more or where is it not enough if xbox 720 is disk less im going to give up on console gaming. i have a 40-inch 1080p T.V that i use as a monitor that i want to use to game on and i would like to know of any good game controller as well.

xfx gtx 6870
MSI B75MA-P45 Intel B75 Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB)
Core i3-3220 Processor
Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System Software - 64bit, DVD
LG Internal 14x Blu-Ray Burner - 128GB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s
Apevia X-Master Desktop HTPC Case - 500-Watt Power Supply,

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September 29, 2012 1:23:46 PM

The PC is pretty good apart from one thing.It's power supply is crap and so is it's case.The case's quality probably isn't your top priority but you MUST invest in a high-quality power supply.Your PC won't even start up with the unit you chose.

If you use rebate's then this one is a pretty good deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or if you really want a good, future proof power supply you should buy this one instead.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...

You could also upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 480.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's quite a bit more powerfull than the HD 6870 but you should only buy the GTX 480 if you buy the XFX power supply.The Corsair might not be powerfull enough.

Or you could also buy the HD 7850 which is slower than a GTX 480 but it produces less heat, noise and consumes less power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


And also your optical drive does NOT have 128GB Memory!It has 1-2 MB cache memory and that's it.
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September 30, 2012 10:09:12 AM

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