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Old 05-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That evga gtx260 has a mad deal on rebate.

also make sure you get a combo deal on the cpu and mobo
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Stick with the 260 i posted. You get two free games. That's about an 80-100 dollars value depending on what they are going for now.
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nice build looks great now, are you going to overclock?
I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to. Is it hard? If I screw up will it damage my computer much?

I've decided to not get Vista because I found out that all my games will work with Windows 7. And I'm gonna stick with the 260 since it comes with a game.

I've decided to order today, so I'll probably revisit this thread to ask questions if anything goes wrong. Thanks guys for all your help! I had to change the Optical Drive because the first one I chose isn't in stock. Here's the final build:
Mobo/CPU: Combo Deal $508.98
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PSU: CORSAIR 650W $98.99/$78.99 after rebate
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Yep awesome build. No overclocking isnt too hard it just takes some time to understand how a cpu works, once you have that fdownpacked it is pretty much finding a starting point based on a mild overclock and finding your maximum BCLK then your maximum cpu speed. You will getthe hang of it.
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