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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 7:10:59 PM

it's fine
just not sure that psu is good quality brand
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February 10, 2013 7:19:13 PM

No, why? Crap PSU, outdated motherboard, 4GB RAM. Here's a better deal for roughly same price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $379.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 16:13 EST-0500)

Benefits:
- 20% faster GPU (main component in gaming system) - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681
- More (faster) RAM, less HDD swapping (it's actually nulified)
- H77 chipset includes more/newer features
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 7:29:55 PM

nope, there is 2x ram sticks totaling 8 gb
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 7:48:00 PM

The Corsair builder (CX) series are Channel-Well built pieces of crap, too - with the exception of the CX430, they are of poor quality.

I recommend either grabbing the CX430 (which is plenty for your system), or stick with seasonic or seasonic-built (PC Power & cooling, XFX, upper-end corsairs). Superflower-built PSU's seem to be good as well.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 8:43:39 PM

The GS Series is also built by CWT, though is of a bit higher quality than the CX. For around that price, I would recommend XFX Pro Series 450w.

Cases are mostly a matter of personal preference, there are many good cases to choose from and the Thermaltake will do just fine for you.

cheers!
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February 10, 2013 8:50:07 PM

quilciri said:
The Corsair builder (CX) series are Channel-Well built pieces of crap, too - with the exception of the CX430, they are of poor quality.

I recommend either grabbing the CX430 (which is plenty for your system), or stick with seasonic or seasonic-built (PC Power & cooling, XFX, upper-end corsairs). Superflower-built PSU's seem to be good as well.



its the vx builder series you mean
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2013 9:03:38 PM

I don't think Nicholas Cage & Sean Connery would show up to save your computer, though.
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February 10, 2013 9:15:10 PM

lol...bill nye and mcguyver
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