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Old 02-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, my system if really starting to show its age and ive been out of the loop for a while so i need your help lol. so my spending limit is $600, i'd like to keep it less though as i am a baller on a budget.

I'm into mild gaming and i'd like to have something that will play coh2 and war thunder on decent settings. but i don't want to overclock

here is what i plan to recycle:
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psu: corsair 750
os: win 7 64bit
monitor
cd/dvd drive


one thing to note is i would like to get a decent mouse and keyboard also.

thanks in advance guys!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you plan to reuse your HDD or do you want an SSD?
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umm lets reuse it for right now with plans to upgrade in the future
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thanks for the quick reply. how about a cpu cooler, or is the stock intel one good enough
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It's good enough since you said you don't want to overclock. Just replace the paste obviously.
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just got an email front newegg saying that a Intel Core i5-3350P is on sale, is that better?
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just got an email front newegg saying that a Intel Core i5-3350P is on sale, is that better?
the number is higher isnt it?


but seriously, $10 cheaper for a hundred Mhz faster? of course.

using pp's build with $10 off the cpu gives you $80 for keyboard and mouse.

razer makes good stuff. ive never used them specifically, but corsair is a great company.

i love my microsoft x5 and the similar gaming mouse. shoot for 5 buttons; left, middle, right, and a thumb forward and backward.

i think keyboards are all about the same unless you go mechanical.
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I would get a cheap keyboard and a good mouse.
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thanks for the help agin guys, just placed my order, same as pp mguire posted above but with a i5-3350p
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