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Rook008
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Re: [Parts Check] Budget non-gaming build

Yeah, I figured that if I did want to play games with it, I'd need a video card and maybe update from the stock cooler. Maybe try some slight overclocking to see what happens.

I checked out some different MB brands like Asus, Intel, Gigabyte, and MSI, but for the money, the Asrock had more features that I wanted (lots of Sata ports, UEFI, USB 3, a PCI slot, etc.).
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kingdome74
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Syracuse, NY
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The only thing you might consider is popping the RAM up to 16GB. It sounds stupid I know but RAM prices will never be cheaper and that will give that nice CPU all the RAM it will ever need.



MineCoast
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join:2004-10-06
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reply to Archivis

said by Archivis:

Talk to DarkRealm See Profile for a CPU/MB/RAM combo and save yourself about $200-250. I've gotten 5-6 from him so far.

Agree'd. I built my mom an i7 with 16GB Ram doing this and was maybe $260 or so.