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Gaming PC build

by natem1095 / December 4, 2012 2:27 AM PST

Looking to get a budget build gaming PC. I put something together on new egg for about $565 plus another $100 for Windows 7. Here's what i got:

-ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

-ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

-Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

-Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power

-COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

If anyone can find anything better than that that may be cheaper please let me know.
Also, i do not know if the graphics card will work with that motherboard so if you can tell me if it does, that would be cool. I'm a pretty casual gamer, i want to be able to play games like WoW, Planetside 2, GuildWars2, etc. all in high fps with decent settings. So i'm just looking for something that will be affordable (under 650 w/ windows 7) to play with right now until i can upgrade.

p.s. if anyone can put a completely different build together for me for less or about the same but just with better components. GO FOR IT!

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Looks good from here. Only thing I don't see is a CD-DVD
by VAPCMD / December 4, 2012 3:21 AM PST
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burner and maybe a good aftermarket CPU HS Fan to keep the CPU temp down.


PS...How do you plan to back up your system ?

PS2...Also better if you provide link to products. Makes is much easier to find the product you're asking about.

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For a gaming PC, the video card is meh...
by Xavier_ETS / December 8, 2012 2:37 PM PST
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By experience, if i where you... for a gaming pc build i would go for a bit better than the Radeon HD 6670 unless you don't care to play new games at less than 1920x1080 or lower some graphics options in many games. The video card is not bad but low end for gaming. You should aim for the 7xxx series from ATI if you want AMD. You can probably find some card not to expensive unless you buy the lastest one and i would make sure my card have 2Gb.

The rest seem ok for a gaming PC, i'm not an expert tho. GL

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