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Old 11-24-2010, 02:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by memory View Post
I am looking to do something similar for my Dad's Pentium 4 system and every place I have read says the i5 is better for gaming. If you do go the i5 route, make sure you get a quad core. With the parts I picked out, it comes out to around $350.

Here are the parts I am considering:

G Skill 4gb DDR3 1600

Since you can spend up to 500, you can probably get 6gb's of ram instead of 4gb's.

Just curious, is your original machine custom built or a prebuilt? What case do you have?
thanks for the reply.
My machine is custom built I am using a nice big gigabyte case, and a koolance exos2 water cooler. Currently only cooling the processor and NB

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Old 11-25-2010, 05:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Badlizzard, 40fps isnt bad imo, Halo 3 on the X360 was made to go no higher then 30, and it plays well.

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Old 11-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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well 40 fps lags all to crap when it's on a PC, I don't think you can compare a PC with an xbox system.

anyway since my replies were all moderated yesterday, I had to wing it a little bit, hopefully I made some good choices.

1 x ($189.99) MB ASUS MAXIMUS III FORMULA P55 R $189.99 (minus $20 mail in rebate.)
1 x ($49.99) MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $49.99
1 x ($174.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I5 760 2.80G R $174.99

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