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  Forum Index - General Hardware - Budget Gaming PC June 2009
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Joined: Jun 11, 2009
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Post Subject: Budget Gaming PC June 2009
Posted on: Jun 11, 2009

Hello, I'm going to start ordering this build in pieces as they go on sale. Any suggestions? I considered i7 but I don't think the extra 3-5 hundred bucks is worth it for a little bit of improved performance. I play mostly Source games, and then Starcraft 2 when it comes out.

I had to go nvidia because I run Linux about 70% of the time when I'm not gaming.

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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 440
Post Subject: subject
Posted on: Jun 11, 2009

Looks to be a solid build. If you are wanting to save a little cash you could probably get some cheaper RAM and as long as you aren't planning on using SLI later (It doesn't look like it) you could probably get away with a 500w Corsair without a problem. (This link has your graphics card only using 230 watts and I wouldn't imagine the rest of the system taking more than 200 watts so a high quality 500W PSU you probably leave you with room to spare.

Also are you planning on overclocking? It almost seems like a waste not to overclock Intel's latest CPUs.

Oh and I assume you already have a hard drive because there isn't one listed.

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Joined: Jan 16, 2007
Posts: 1426
Post Subject: subject
Posted on: Jun 12, 2009

Looks pretty good

Are you thinking about over-clocking or just keeping things as they are?

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Posted on: Jul 7, 2009

looks pretty good, though I wouldn't change the ram I went cheap on my ram an yea it was a bad move on my part heh.

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Posted on: Jul 8, 2009

If your just gonna ba gaming, consider an amd processor. Their cheap and games in general don't require that crazy of a cpu.

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