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Old 10-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default i5 build required

Looking for help re. parts for a i5 build.
Going to build a cheap c.500 gaming machine.

I already have some parts from current system i think i could use:

OCZ 600W GameXStream SLI Ready PSU
Netgear WG311T 108Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
200gb hdd
sound blaster sound card, dvd drive
have a case


so am missing:

mobo
cpu
ram
video card
please recommend.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: i5 build required

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Looking for help re. parts for a i5 build.
Going to build a cheap c.500 gaming machine.

I already have some parts from current system i think i could use:

OCZ 600W GameXStream SLI Ready PSU
Netgear WG311T 108Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
200gb hdd

so am missing:

mobo
cpu
ram

please recommend.
You're missing more than mobo / cpu / ram.

What about a case? Videocard? Optical Disc Drive?
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: i5 build required

Also, what connection type is your existing hard drive? If it's PATA (often referred to as IDE) then you'll want to replace it for a faster SATA drive. Hard drives are still the biggest bottleneck in most PC's, there's no point in building an i5 system with a slow HDD.

Have you sorted out an operating system as well?
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