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hi guys
what do you think of this build
(will install win7 on usb stick no dvd drive needed)
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post #2 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by owned66;11994869 
hi guys
what do you think of this build
(will install win7 on usb stick no dvd drive needed)
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I would save a little more and buy more components and better quality
or that could be 300$ wasted i am new to this but thats just my opinion
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post #3 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by snot;11994914 
I would save a little more and buy more components and better quality
or that could be 300$ wasted i am new to this but thats just my opinion

This^^^

That's not going to play games at very good settings at all. I would save more money also.
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post #4 of 33
what types of games do you want to be playing?

but honestly, 300 bucks limits you completely. i second what this other guy said. 400-500 is the best range.
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post #5 of 33
shipping on that case is not free and does the psu in that case even have a 6 pin to power the 450?
post #6 of 33
I'd get 4Gb of RAM to go with Win 7.
post #7 of 33
Agree with everyone else. Save up and buy better components.
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post #8 of 33
I agree this wouldn't play many modern games with good settings. Maybe if you could push your budget a bit further, you could ask people here to find the best gear they can within your budget and list the games (& settings) you are hoping to achieve.
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post #9 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVILNOK;11994969 
I'd get 4Gb of RAM to go with Win 7.

yeah even with 4gb im getting an average of 44% ram usage, just for basic progs (google chrome, itunes, msn and DL's)
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post #10 of 33
I would spend "a tad more" at minimum.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131669
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-211-450
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