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How's this for a budget gaming rig?


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#1 Gumbel

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

Topic says it. I mostly just play WoW and CSS apart from toying with photoshop. Here's what I was looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.286530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.274502
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.285374
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136074

I already have the other accessories (monitor, optical drive, mouse, etc). Does this setup seem decent? Or are there better options I could opt for while keeping roughly the same price? Is there any way I can gauge what kind of fps/settings I can expect to see?

Thanks in advance ^^

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#2 gorydragon

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:50 PM

For $5 more, you can add another 180 Gigs to your hard drive, with the same or better speed. get it at Newegg Here

#3 IrishGrimReaper

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

It looks good!

Personally though I'd go with this. Better CPU in it. Although slightly less GPU, but with the games you mentioned it's nearly overkill for them haha. One thing I haven't included which you might want to consider is an aftermarket cooler for the CPU. If you're willing to invest $30 more get a Mugen 2 cooler. According to my calculations it's like 3$ more expensive.
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#4 DJBPace07

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:07 PM

I suggest going for an AM3-only setup as the AM2/AM2+ line is being phased out. For that you will need an AM3 processor (like the one in your combo), an AM3 motherboard, like the ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard and DDR3 memory, like the Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333. BTW, in IrishGrimReapers configuration, you cannot use DDR3 memory with the GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P motherboard as it will only take DDR2.

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#5 IrishGrimReaper

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:12 AM

Why do I keep linking to that mobo tbh :thumbsup:
Keep meaning this one!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...8-378-_-Product
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:46 PM

I really wish Newegg would list those combo motherboards under AM2, but, oh well. That's a good board, I like Gigabyte, but I don't really see many advantages in using it over an older 770 chipset, especially on a non-enthusiast setup.

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