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Mid-range gaming build. Thoughts?

By 4ssasin
May 18, 2012
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  1. Building myself a budget gaming rig.

    It will be used for school work, internet, video editing, and of course gaming.
    I will be ordering all my parts online and then buying instore from and

    My maximum budget is $1,100. These are the parts:

    Case: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer (SGC-1000) - $93 (MSY)
    CPU: AMD FX-6100 - $145 (MSY)
    CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO - $39 (UMART)
    Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 560Ti - $225 (UMART)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda - $75 (MSY)
    RAM: G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9D-8GBRL) - $59 (UMART)
    Motherboard: AsRock 990FX-Extreme 3 - $96 (MSY)
    Optical Drive: Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA (SH-S223C-BL) - $19 (UMART)
    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W - $98 (UMART)

    Monitor: LG E2211T - $126 (MSY)Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech MK260 - $24 (UMART)
    OS: Microsoft Windows Home 64bit - $90 (MSY)

    TOTAL: $1089

    I am trying to go for a red/black theme. The main thing I'm worried about is the motherboard-RAM compatibility. I'm not sure they will work together.

    I'd would really help me out so so so so much if any of you could give me a heads up on anything that you think needs to be changed.
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Go with Intel: try to get an i5 3450 if your budget allows it. You'll also need to change the motherboard to a Z77 one. The RAM will be fine.

    Would not recommend that OCZ PSU, get a Corsair TX or Antec High Current series one instead as they have much better build quality. 500-600W is fine for your system.

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