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post #21 of 37
I agree with those who recommend 1600 CL9 RAM. It's worth the extra $5.
Also, the Spinpoint F3 is a great hard drive. It's faster than the one you are looking at, and costs about the same.


As for the graphics cards, a 5770 is probably adequate for playing WoW and The Sims at medium quality on a small monitor. For an extra $30 you can get a 6850 that will nearly double the graphics performance. I'd go with the 6850 and switch your CPU bundle to include a motherboard instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.592322


650w is more power than this build will need. Here's a great PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-093-_-Product

Its more efficient so will save money on electric bills, its modular so it will look better in that pink case with a window, its quiet, and SeaSonic is famous for high quality PSUs.
post #22 of 37
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I feel like the build I have now should run sims on the highest quality.
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Personally, I wouldn't be asking for advise on a build. Just do your research and find the best deal for what you need. Too many people get opinionated over parts. I would however ask for advise on a particular part but not a whole build. I think what you have is good and a few of the suggestions were good. But it all comes down to you and your wallet. Read the reviews for the parts, you can tell which ones are true and false, by the way they write them.
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post #24 of 37
my butthole looks better than that case. go with a clean white case or an uncluttered black case that will appeal to both a girl and a guy.
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I know man....but she's set on it....
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post #26 of 37
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I know man....but she's set on it....
well the rest of the build looks good. just the case. but if she wants it, then it's all good.
post #27 of 37
case looks like a retro fridge lol
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post #28 of 37
If your case is going to have a window perhaps you should show her this butterfly heatsink. This one is passive but they make ones with fans too.

http://www.zerotherm.net/eng/product/BTF95.asp

Even since I showed my GF that heatsink she has wanted me to build her a computer just so she can have it...
    
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post #29 of 37
Now who's gonna take her serious with that pink case? But it ain't bad tho lol
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Yessss pink case
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