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How this pc and how will it run?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rIme
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  1. Wouldn't change a thing.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.55 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($45.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: Already Own Case
    Other: Already Own PSU
    Other: Already Own Optical Drive
    Total: $423.49
  3. The 650Ti is not the card I would get.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.55 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: Already Own Case
    Other: Already Own PSU
    Other: Already Own Optical Drive
    Total: $431.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 21:27 EST-0500)

    I went for the Intel build so I would be able to fit a 7850 within your budget.
  4. What PSU do you actually have?

    There is a decent chance you could need a new one if it's a bad brand.
  5. I would go with your original build or the one deemo made.
  6. I would get Deemo13's build but instead of 1 * 4 GB sticks of ram go for this instead.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c11d8gns
  7. Well, I went for 1x4GB so the user can add more memory in the future, as there is only two slots on the motherboard for RAM.
  8. I doubt he'll need more than 8 GB for quite some time and instead of upgrading why not just pay that little bit more and get it to start. I do know he only has two slots (as I checked what speeds it supported) and don't think he'll have a need for 12 GB in the future. I think before that time would come he could be looking for another cheaper upgrade as he is now (except he'll have to replace even less parts).
  9. True, but I never saw any difference in performance with 1x8GB.

    Yet, you make a point. If he buys the RAM to fill the slots now, he would not have to work to find the right RAM to fill the slot later.
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