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Old 11-14-2010, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My budget gaming machine. I can't really spend anymore than I have in it at the moment. Going to pick up a 19" monitor so will be playing at 1440x900 resolution. Any advice? Going to order tonight if it looks good.

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Looks decent to me. Only thing i could see that could have room to improve is the PSU or RAM.
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The only item in that I don't recognize is that off name RAM, Try and find some G SKill or OCZ instead imo. I like the fact that you got a decent after market cooler, so I figure you'd wanna overclock in which case good ram is not only better but essential.
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I heard good things about the Wintec ram but yea, not a brand name company. For $5 more I can get this, Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ. I'll make the change.
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Same price and faster.

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Newegg has a sale on a Phenom II x3 BE CPU for $77.
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Changed the ram to the GeIL Black Dragon. Thanks for the recommendation, it looks really cool haha. I just ordered it all, can't wait to get it. Paid extra for rush processing. I'm sure I will be posting here in a few days when I start assembling it. Thanks for all your help!
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i can vouch for that case, good for the money.
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Newegg has pretty zippy free shipping. I live in New England and it gets here less than 24 hours after I click the button, given it's before 4:00 PM and I get the rush processing. Rush processing w/ free shipping is still plenty cheaper than one-day shipping.
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I ordered it all Sunday night. Tomorrow is Wednesday, let's hope it arrives. Not too speedy but about average I guess.
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