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Old 11-14-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Question My new pc build, need pointers

building my own pc for primarily gaming. video encoding or editing or anything along those lines i don't do. i'm a biology major in college so messing with videos most likely won't be happening. here's what i have so far:
1 LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
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1 RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16811156098
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1 HITACHI Deskstar H3IK10003272SP (0S02860) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822145368
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1 ASUS MS227N Glossy Piano-Black / White 22" 2ms Ring Stand & Ergo-Fit Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236076
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1 EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130570
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant

1 Nvidia Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 Game Coupon - Gift PC Game
Item #: N82E16800999249
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1 GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823334002
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1 Patriot Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGS34G1333ELK
Item #: N82E16820220468
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1 ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157172
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1 Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
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1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
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what i'd like to know if is this all seems compatible, most importantly, the motherboard, processor and RAM. other than that, i would also like to know if there are any areas i could downgrade. would a core 2 q8400 be an acceptable substitution for the i5 or would that hurt gaming performance. if i did sub in the q8400, then i could sub in a cheaper mobo and save a little over $100. any ideas?

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Old 11-17-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: My new pc build, need pointers

So far, I'm pretty sure THE most demanding game out there is Final Fantasy XIV. Use Can You Run It? And choose Final Fantasy XIV, and see what it says on requirements. You could also try out the Game-o-meter on Yougamers.com

Considering, your computer can run this on recommended settings, I think you're very capable of running lots of future games. I'm not positive on the processor, because your processor has a 4129 rating while the FFXIV has a 5559 but it seems quite excellent.

Of course, this is just my opinion and studies. Let's see what others have to say!

EDIT: Oh sorry! I hadn't read you're whole post. I thought it was about gaming opinion not compatibility. My bad ^o^
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