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Old March 12, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Default Budget i3 Game Machine

I have to update my friends machine that I built some years ago (AMD 64x2/7900GS). I haven't built in a long time and am not up to date with the latest stuff. He is looking to spend maybe $500-$600 on new parts. Here is what I can salvage from his current machine.
  • PSU (OCZ 550W)
  • DVD
  • SATA HDD (Question: Is an SATA 6G slot compatible with an older SATA HDD?)
  • Generic Case
I have my eye on these new components and need help with Ram selection. I was thinking 4GB or 8GB if it's cheap. I am also open to other component suggestions if you have them.

NCIX Core i3 Gaming Bundle - $200
NCIX Bundle Deal Intel Core i3 3220 Dual Core CPU & ASUS P8B75-M LE Motherboard

Asus GTX 660 OC - $230 w/rebates
ASUS GeForce GTX 660 OC DirectCU 1020MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

Thanks for your help gearheads.
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