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Old 10-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody,

I am in the process of picking out my parts and trying to build my first computer. My budget is around $800-$1000.

So far I have put together this setup:

This system will be mainly used for gaming.
I would want it to run smoothly on the latest games on high settings if not max settings.

Any input or any flaws in this setup will be wonderful!

Thank you

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Old 10-14-2010, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That CPU uses dual channel so you should buy 4GB or 8GB. Usually 4GB is enough so i recommend that you start with 4GB and add more later on if you need to. Crossair is overpriced, get this ones - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH

Everything else looks good.


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Old 10-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty decent setup. Do you plan to OC at all?

Concur on RAM suggestion.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Unless the OC 460 is on sale, not sure where youre buying from, don't pay extra for a OC'd version. Many free tools will let you do it yourself.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That is a pretty good build, for that price.....i also agree on the GSkill Ram.
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