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Old April 13, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Default How does this budget build look?

I have everything but a motherboard a cpu and ram so this is what i was planning on picking up for 301 dollars not including tax and shipping.

CPU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50676 (Plan to overclock mildly and unlock cores)

Ram: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46246 (might overclock aswell don't know)

Motherboard: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41727

Cpuheatsink: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337

Plan on using it for mild gaming, 3d modeling, and mild development.
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Old April 13, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Inexpensive and solid, although how "mild" if you gaming? If we're talking legacy games and flash games the 785G will handle it fine, some 3-4 year old titles will work okay too at low settings. Beyond that though and you probably won't be happy with just a 785G. Otherwise, looks good Don't forget to Price Match everything to lowest online Canadian e-tailer you can find .
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Old April 13, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Alright thanks Cmetaphor. Also by mild I mean games like halflife2 world of warcraft nothing to intensive mostly just flash i guess. I will buy myself a video card but at the time lets say funds are limited. I have been using my 1gb ram 1.6ghz celron processor laptop for the past 3 years and I am still alright with it. I think using these parts will be such a change my mind will be blown regardless of video card. But for curiosity sake any card you would recomend that could play all games on low or medium setting, that would work well with 3d modeling too?
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Alright thanks Cmetaphor. Also by mild I mean games like halflife2 world of warcraft nothing to intensive mostly just flash i guess. I will buy myself a video card but at the time lets say funds are limited. I have been using my 1gb ram 1.6ghz celron processor laptop for the past 3 years and I am still alright with it. I think using these parts will be such a change my mind will be blown regardless of video card. But for curiosity sake any card you would recomend that could play all games on low or medium setting, that would work well with 3d modeling too?
What resolution are you gaming at?
You have a point though, a 785G will be a huge step over the probable Intel integrated graphics on your Celeron laptop. Add a unlocked quad core which you can probably get to 3.4-3.5Ghz with ease and you're talking a serious upgrade.
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Old April 13, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Although it might add a few (~15) dollars to your total, I'd recommend going with 2x1GB sticks of RAM instead of a single 2GB stick. Two 1GB sticks can be run in dual channel so it's kind of like getting an almost free performance upgrade.
And that board you chose has 4 memory slots (unlike many other mATX) so you can always expand to 4GB or more later on if need be.
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Old April 13, 2010, 11:25 AM
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I plan on gaming at 1280x1020 I think nothing higher ,probably lower maybe 1280 x 720. And what is with all this dual channel? What is it?
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Old April 13, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Dual-channel architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It doubles the data throughput of your ram.

The only thing that I will warn you about it playing wow, you will have to play at the lowest settings and at the lower resolution that you mentioned. Wow was programmed brutally so even though it doesn't look graphics intensive it really is.
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Old April 13, 2010, 01:49 PM
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Seems like a fine budget build. But make sure you price match it to lower the price.
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Old April 13, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Does this ram look like a better choice? http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=24600
Dang I need a new PSU with that motherboard my old one doesn't have the 8 pin connecter, i'm thinking a 650w corsair.
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Old April 13, 2010, 06:24 PM
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You don't need to specially need to purchase Dual channel ready kits. What you need is dual channel supported boards. But its best to run dual channel ram with the same stick.
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