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Old 04-06-2010, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question tips for my gaming system

right now this is how my PC is built:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm

Intel Core i5-661 Clarkdale 3.33GHz LGA 1156 87W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model

BIOSTAR TH55B HD LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Thermaltake W0319RU 850W ATX 12V 2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

i have a few hundred left in my budget yet, any ideas on upgrades or changes?

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Old 04-06-2010, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: tips for my gaming system

Get a better mobo, the one you picked is Micro ATX so I did the same. - EVGA 121-LF-E652-KR LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And get this cpu instead, you have a 5770 listed so you don't need the i5 661 w/ built-in video. - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

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Old 04-06-2010, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree, get an i5 750 instead.

there's a combo with it and a good mobo - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

you might have some leftover money to burn, but don't waste it on an "xxx" version card. you can get that regular version and easily OC it yourself while saving a few bucks.

get a caviar black drive instead of the green.

850w psu is complete overkill. you could get this combo with 5770 that includes a good 650w psu that will suit you well. - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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