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Old 01-01-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Building My First PC

Hello, was hoping to get some advice on parts to choose for a gaming computer (nothing super great). I don't know too much about hardware but this is what I got so far

- not sure on choosing a motherboard, will the cheap one do?
- what should i be looking at when comparing graphics cards?
- is 700W enough for the power supply?
- is the i7 worth the extra ~$100?

thanks in advance

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Building My First PC

Cheaping out on a motherboard and a power supply are a good way to get a paperweight.

That being said, the power supply you have chosen is "OK" and the motherboard should probably be upgraded to something a little more impressive. The brand is fine, but try finding a board that is not rated so low.

Depending on what you want to do with the system, the i5 is plenty.
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