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Old 07-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oh look another 1st time builder! Anyway, tried to keep things under $800 (actually went a little bit over, but it doesn't matter too much). Just want to see if there is anything I could change to make this build better. Like most other people new to building, I will be playing Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, various RTS games, etc. Already have a monitor (a TV with 1360x768 resolution max), keyboard and mouse.

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EDIT: One thing I'm sort of worried about is the PSU not being strong enough...I tried neweggs PSU calculator, but obviously being a new card, the gtx 460 isn't listed...
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I would go with this mobo/ram combo. It cost a little more but those particular G.Skills you have are Ultra Slow.
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The Corsair 550 watt is probably enough, here's a 650 watt combo if it will make you feel better.
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I would go with this mobo/ram combo. It cost a little more but those particular G.Skills you have are Ultra Slow.
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

The Corsair 550 watt is probably enough, here's a 650 watt combo if it will make you feel better.
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Alright, switched that combo out for that one. Also switched down to a 5770 after looking into things in favor of not overspending (I will be playing games at 1360 x 768 anyway). This puts my total a little under $800. Anyone else have anything to add?
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