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Old 07-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ~$850 Gaming Desktop (?) | Criticize/Ostracize

It's summer, and I'm trying to "build" myself a new gaming rig.

Budget can stretch up to ~$1000.

Let me know how bad I messed up this "rough draft," what I should change, what's compatible, etc. etc.

I'm new to this (obviously) so any advice about anything related will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance;

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CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI-E

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

HDD: Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


PSU: Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-550 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

CD/DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204



I already have a monitor, and a keyboard/mouse.


Overclockability of CPU/Vid Card?
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do you have windows 7 to put on it?
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Yes, I have a W7 disk lying around somewhere.
And thanks for the RAM change!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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do you have windows 7 to put on it?

that ram is not the ram you want. try this:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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Yeah- I have a Windows 7 disk lying around somewhere.

And thanks for the RAM change!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Gunna change HDD to Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s at TigerDirect.com

This a good move? 1tb vs 500gb, but I hear Seagate's HDDs are kinda iffy long-term.
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Both are good drive - the WD has a 5 year warranty vs 3 years for the Seagate.
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