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Don't buy a microphone for him.

Cheers.
Amen brother!

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OP build looks great. I would stick with NVIDIA and Intel. Least problems. AMD is fail.
Personally I'd agree, but for the purpose of the thread, your talking rubbish...

AMD is good for budget builds. also, If i were Op id get a 8800GTX or something, save a wee bit of cash over a gts450. and spend the leftover on a CX600 for good headroom and tehy are really well priced.
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post #22 of 52
Wow. Gts 450? I would save the $100 and not get a GPU at all and use onboard ones. I play lots of fps games like crysis and BFBc2 and I only have a gts 250!
    
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Your build looks fine.
Why has the htpc forum getting all these gaming builds the last week...
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post #24 of 52
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OP build looks great. I would stick with NVIDIA and Intel. Least problems. AMD is fail.
Yea, don't get him a mic.
This will end in tears.

The AMD phenom II X4 presents better value in the current market then sandy bridge chips, for a low end build like OP is asking.

Keep the video card. Intergrated graphics are accually fail. Grab a GTS250 if you can't afford something else, but a GTS450 or 5770 is good.
post #25 of 52
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

if you dont live near a mc, get someone here to buy it and ship it to you.

get a x2 w/ mobo of your choice (i'd go w/ a gigabyte)


you could keep the rest, but I hope you don't plan on upgrading this pc in a while
post #26 of 52
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10 years old and fb? thats a bit too young...
Built my first computer in 5th grade and OP, I would get a X4 955 and an 890GX board if I were you, but you can't go wrong either way.
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post #27 of 52
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Keep the video card. Intergrated graphics are accually fail. Grab a GTS250 if you can't afford something else, but a GTS450 or 5770 is good.
OP said it was for his 10yr old brother who will only be using it for facebook and flash games, which is more than sufficient for the intregrated graphics to handle. Why waste money on a dedicated graphics card when it won't even be used?
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post #28 of 52
Waiting for the mods on this one. asus956 and icrap messing up this thread.
So far so good OP i like your system like the others have said go with a better PSU its a must and id drop the graphics card and go with something less and then upgrade when he gets more into gaming
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cheap m11x ftw! Cute for a 10-yr-ol
    
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post #30 of 52
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OP said it was for his 10yr old brother who will only be using it for facebook and flash games, which is more than sufficient for the intregrated graphics to handle. Why waste money on a dedicated graphics card when it won't even be used?
My apologies. Integrated is perfect then.
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