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Old 01-19-2010, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys I hope someone can take a look at my build as I dont know If Ive compatible parts or not. My budget is 500 - 600 and Im looking to build a pc for playing games like Company of Heroes and CODMW2, also to run software like adobe products.

Motherboard - Gigabyte G41-ES2L Socket LGA775 Motherboard -
RAM -$ja=tsid:11518|cc:|prd:3431584|cat: Memory
Video Card -
Hard Drive -
Optical Drive -
Power Supply -
Case - I havent found one yet as Im looking to find a good deal on a CoolerMaster Wave

I could probably use my hard drive I use now but Id like to upgrade to a 1TB one, not too fussed on Blu ray player just maybe a multi-region dvd player. Im not knowledgable about computer components like RAM and cpus Duo/Quad cores so any input or suggestions is appreciated. thank you for anyones time

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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socket 775 is old and has no potential for future upgrades.

For your budget i recommend socket AM3 for AMD. You could get a Phenom II quad core CPU and 4GB of DDR3 ram (2X2GB).

Get this video card instead: XFX Radeon HD4850 512MB XXX Edition PCI-Express Gr -

I used that site cuz you used it, i don't know if its good or not.

And as for your power supply, it looks quite shoddy, i would look at a better brand (Antec, Corsair, etc.) Look at the PSU guide at the top of this forum.

And fix your links so its easier to browse.

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's also better to buy all your stuff from the one site, that way you save on shipping.

I'll put a build together for you in about an hour, once I get to college.
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