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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi, I am new to this forum. I have been lurking around here for quite a long time, but i only recently decided to sign up.
I am currently building a budget pc, and my budget is < $900US, not including an OS.
I would like it to be able to play games well-ish, but it doesnt have to be "god-tier", or even close to that.
Here are my components i have planned so far:
CPU: i5 2500K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master hyper 212+
MB: Gigabyte P67A UD4 (i know about the chipset problems)
PSU: Corsair 650HX (650w, modular)
Graphics Card: EVGA 460 EE
Case: HAF 912
RAM: Corsair xms3 8gb
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
(the budget doesnt include monitor/keyboard/mouse, i already have those things)

Any comments/improvements would be very much appreciated!
thank you for your time
Edited by Mr. Chocolate - 2/9/11 at 8:07pm
Chocolate Sand
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post #2 of 6
Not too bad but apparently the gigabyte bios are crap.
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post #3 of 6
try this ram
psu
and hdd

if you can fit in the p67a ud7 then thats even metter but i highly dobt it because its way to expensive
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post #4 of 6
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Does anybody know about 460 EE? should i go for the 560 instead, and maybe hold back on some other parts?
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post #5 of 6
well i mean you have to looks at the purposes for you build pretty much anything above the 460 (or 5xxx) is getting into "i am going to do intense gaming at intense resolutions everyday" if that doesnt go with you, and you only do moderate gaming then the radeon 5xxx or the gts 460 might be a better and cheaper solution
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CaseMouse
stock hp pavillion e9300z HP stock 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Mr. Chocolate View Post
Hi, I am new to this forum. I have been lurking around here for quite a long time, but i only recently decided to sign up.
I am currently building a budget pc, and my budget is < $900US, not including an OS.
I would like it to be able to play games well-ish, but it doesnt have to be "god-tier", or even close to that.
Here are my components i have planned so far:
CPU: i5 2500K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master hyper 212+
MB: Gigabyte P67A UD4 (i know about the chipset problems)
PSU: Corsair 650HX (650w, modular)
Graphics Card: EVGA 460 EE
Case: HAF 912
RAM: Corsair xms3 8gb
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
(the budget doesnt include monitor/keyboard/mouse, i already have those things)

Any comments/improvements would be very much appreciated!
thank you for your time
well i would go with ether th p68 m pro or just pro from asus
i would get a diffrente case( i hate cm cases to over priced)
the ram i would change over to ripjaw x and u only need 4gig
try and save as much cash from other places to buy a 560vcard.
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