Gaming Build under $1500

March 30, 2009 at 23:30:29
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im still revising my new rig..
but still trying to keep it under $1500

this is what i think i am going to go for:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz should i be looking for a cpu cooler?
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Still unsure........... need help
because i want to overclock the E8500 and later on crossfire the HD 4870's
Ram: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Memory $18
HDD:Western Digital Elements 640GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
GPU: HIS Hightech H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-2910 20x
Case: still not too sure but got suggested the Coolermaster RC 690 ......... need help need a good gaming case with good ventilation.
Keyborad and mouse:
Logitech Internet 1500 Cordless Laser Desktop $10

I am open to your suggestions.

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March 31, 2009 at 07:47:45
A few comments...

- crossfire configurations are a waste of money
- why would you possibly need a 1GB video card, let alone two of them?
- unless you run a 64-bit OS, the amount of the 4GB RAM that's actually recognized by the OS will under 3GB due to the mapping of the video card memory.

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