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Solid build for budget? $400

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December 10, 2012 10:29:45 PM

Greetings!

I am in the process in building my first computer and ordering the parts. I already bought my mobo, ram, and case. Before I buy anything else I'd like some opinions before I dump some more money into the build.

My build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rTmu

Build w/o bought parts:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rTpg

*Note* I already have a 1680x1050 monitor and an unlimited copy of Win XP Pro 32.

I intend on playing games like Cod 4, TF2, CS:GO, Skyrim, and AC3. Also, can I get some benchmarks for my video card?

Thanks for your time!

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December 10, 2012 10:36:19 PM

I don't think xp 32 bit can use 4gb ram. And newer games are getting rid of direct x 9 witch means you will need to get a newer os to play them. But other than that it seems awsome for $400! i ordered the g860 with a hd 7770 and 8gb ram on a $400 budget.
December 10, 2012 10:43:10 PM

johny392 said:
I don't think xp 32 bit can use 4gb ram. And newer games are getting rid of direct x 9 witch means you will need to get a newer os to play them. But other than that it seems awsome for $400! i ordered the g860 with a hd 7770 and 8gb ram on a $400 budget.


XP 32's limit is 4 GB. It's going to be temporary until I have enough cash to buy Win 7 anyway. But sweet! Do you think the how does the 7700 pair up compared to the Gtx 650?
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December 11, 2012 12:03:59 AM

TheLovePringle said:
XP 32's limit is 4 GB. It's going to be temporary until I have enough cash to buy Win 7 anyway. But sweet! Do you think the how does the 7700 pair up compared to the Gtx 650?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681

The hd 7770 looks to take a slight edge, but not by much. It looks like it can still game. I noticed that in starcraft 2 the 650 actually took the lead. Although a 650 ti is better than both of these cards.
December 11, 2012 2:18:56 AM

I think till some time in January you can buy the windows 8 upgrade for 40 bucks, I think XP qualifies for the upgrade, might be the easy option for you.
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