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Alright, my friend asked me to find parts for a new gaming computer (all components, and the keyboard, mouse, and monitor are included in limit). She wants it to be able to play games "from the past few years at decent settings." this is what I have:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146061

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009262

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157176

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127571

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201010

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103871

Total= $528.90 (without shipping)

I know its a little over, but was hoping that you guys could possibly help me out with this?
Edited by r3vo1ution1991 - 5/14/11 at 12:51pm
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1TB WD 7200 Windows 7 Asus 23" 1080p HD Saitek Cyborg 
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post #2 of 5
Swap the asrock board for asus, gigabyte or msi board. Everything else looks decent. You could save a little bit of money for her if you have some DDR2 800 laying around. Swap that AM3 board for AM2+ and use the money that you would have used for ram to get her a better GPU.
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an update...she has windows xp, so DX11 won't be utilized, and she also says don't worry about the monitor and stuff...so $500 for the core components
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1TB WD 7200 Windows 7 Asus 23" 1080p HD Saitek Cyborg 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB WD 7200 Windows 7 Asus 23" 1080p HD Saitek Cyborg 
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750wt Kingwin NZXT Phantom White 
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post #4 of 5
If you dont need the monitor and stuff i recommend this board..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131673

This CPU..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-846-_-Product (You can unlock it to quad core with the motherboard)

Plus if she is using windows XP, you need to make sure to have 64 bit to support that much RAM.
Edited by lapengu - 5/14/11 at 2:02pm
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post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by lapengu View Post
If you dont need the monitor and stuff i recommend this board..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131673

This CPU..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-846-_-Product (You can unlock it to quad core with the motherboard)

Plus if she is using windows XP, you need to make sure to have 64 bit to support that much RAM.
Unlocking Isn't guaranteed...
I did a build and an X3 unlocked to an X4, had another X2 didn't unlock to anything better...
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