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Old 02-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Question Help needed for a 500+$ pc build :)

Dear Reader,

this is going to be the first build where I picked the parts and not just put it together. I researched on the internet for a while and this is what I came up with. But I'm not really an expert. So I'm hoping to get a few opinions on this build before I order anything and then find out that the parts are not compatible etc.

I would like to use this build for gaming, not the highest settings and so on, but to be able to play games, that my old computer can't handle.

Thanks in advance for any advice =)

PS: Does it make sense to use a combo, for example the case + power supply? Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.67 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $514.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 20:53 EST-0500)
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help needed for a 500+$ pc build :)

Looks like you got yourself a pretty solid build.
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In my point of view the configuration you have suggested are sufficient for gaming. You may go for it.
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I would be inclined to spend a little more and go > Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB > Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (WD5002AALX) - PCPartPicker (just my opinion )
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I would be inclined to spend a little more and go > Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB > Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (WD5002AALX) - PCPartPicker (just my opinion )
Or maybe even a 1TB.
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