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Old 05-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default Looking to build a mid-range PC

G'day all, looking for some info on what to look at here; with all the new stuff coming out I'm a bit at-a-loss.

I've been compiling what I can for cheaps (mostly from friends) to build a new(ish) rig for various games on alright settings without too much immense frame-rate flop. Games like WoW, Diablo 3, The Old Republic, etc.

So far I have:

CoolerMaster 650W (GX650) PSU
PNY 768MB Overclocked GTX460



So really Im looking for advice on some good Memory, a good motherboard, decent CPU and a decent but hopefully quite cheap case. Hard drives I can sort out from one of my other heaps lying around.

Trying to keep price as low as possible, but I can probably stretch as far as maybe 450ish for mobo, memory and CPU.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Looking to build a mid-range PC

With RAM, its generally considered the size is what matters, rather than the type.

Any type of DDR3 should be fine imho, 4GB RAM will probably be fine.

Case: Fractal Designs Core 1000, inexpensive, but fairly good quality.

Aim to find a SATA HDD lying around, IDE will just bottleneck the PC right down.
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Default Re: Looking to build a mid-range PC

Spent my lunchtime compiling a list of stuff, tell me what you think

Intel CPU Core i5 Unlocked 2500K Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor - BX80623I52500K - Scan.co.uk

EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Intel Z68 Socket 1155 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 - Scan.co.uk

Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX Case - FD-CA-CORE-1000-BL - Scan.co.uk

and ill back-up and lift the 1TB SATA II from my packard bell, seems pretty sturdy.
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Looks quite good mate
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