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Old 03-09-2011, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GPU (or possibly the 9800GT for $50)
Case
Mobo
CPU
RAM
HDD
DVD+R

Is there something else I should buy? Any insight? It would be greatly appreciated. What kind of gaming could I do on this?

ps: I might also be buying the arctic cooling freezer so I can oc it to 3.4+
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You video cards gonna limit it, as the 4670 isn't the best... Saddly even the great old 9800gt is starten to be a budget card.

You are missing a powersupply btw.

I'd recommend this: Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
But its pricey.
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Got my own PSU, guess I should have included it. So for a mere $385, this is a great setup, right? I'm especially excited about the CPU as I've never even used a quad core before. Also, I own the 8800gts and while it struggles to put up some impressive FPS I am still rather content with it. Am I missing something, though? I'll probably be back here if/when I do buy this because I'm obviously clueless haha.
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looks solid, definitely a good upgrade for 385. With that ram and motherboard you're not going to be able to overclock a whole bunch. I don't really know how well those cpu's OC but I wouldn't expect more than 3.4ish.
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For a budget build that sure is an expensive case... Or maybe I'm just that poor.
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Getting a nice case is paramount as you can easily upgrade the inside, but the casde is always there to look at.
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and if you have a sick case nobody has to know it's a budget build
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