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Old 10-03-2011, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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alright so I'm planning on building a computer and I'm going to acquire the parts one at a time and then build it. The computer is meant to be a budget gaming computer; something I can enjoy most games on without breaking the bank. I would just like to run the list of components and if anyone spots something that won't work together or something that should be upgraded, I'd really appreciate it.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX


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Everything looks alright.

If you are gaming online, you might have a little problem with wireless. The only thing I might change is the wireless card to a PCI card. It's about the same price, and its easier to hide away than that big thing sticking out the back of your computer. But that's my take.

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This might help

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Couple things I noticed:

Unless you are an audiophile you can ditch the sound card, on-board sound works fine.
Cooler Master doesn't the best track record for power supplies, I would suggest the OCZ ZS 650 or Corsair TX650 V2.
16GB of RAM is serious overkill for gaming, you'll never need/use that much, better off with 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X.
With the money you save you can get a better graphics card, like a GTX 560 Ti or HD 6950, or better.
Also, Antec does make a nice case, but if I were to pay more than $50 for a case I'd want some cable routing options.
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I agree with Roark. Guess I overlooked that bit. I would rather get a good CoolerMaster HAF for the case.
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