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post #31 of 52
I only dislike three of the OP's items
first was the case, I would suggest the Antec 300

As for a mother board, I would go with ether something from Gigabyte or Asus, MSI has a bad rep. when it comes to motherboards, MSI video cards are a different story all together

and last the PSU, as others have stated don't go cheap here.

I built two identical PC's for my grandsons
Antec 300, Gigabyte EP45-UD3R, E8400 cooled by Xiggy cooler,
4 gig. Gskill 1066DDR2, 1 8800GTS (G92) ea. , PC P&C 600 watt PSU's, winxp home

These PC's will and do play BF2, BFBC2, lego online, Wizard101 and a host of other online kids games, the boys are 11 and 12, biult the PC's two years back
Edited by slickwilly - 5/23/11 at 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
My apologies. Integrated is perfect then.
Excellent!!


Then it seems that OP should


1) Get better/futureproof power supply
2) Drop the video card
3) Motherboard/CPU still in dispute
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That's really cool of you man. I rewarded my nephews with a gaming rig for their good grades as well. Kudos for supporting kids with their priorities in line.
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Suggested this build a few days ago...perhaps you'll bite.

CPU+MOBO+RAM+CASE+HDD Combo (click me)
Rosewill TU-155 II 500 with 500W PSU (PSU unimpressive, highly suggest to replace at some ploint)
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GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5830 1GB
DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST

That's under $500.
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If you're willing to shell out an extra $10, you could get a HAF 912.

Who said you can't play games on integrated?



Edited by OrangeBunnies - 5/23/11 at 3:37pm
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If you're willing to shell out an extra $10, you could get a HAF 912.

Who said you can't play games on integrated?

what is that, FPS?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
Suggested this build a few days ago...perhaps you'll bite.

CPU+MOBO+RAM+CASE+HDD Combo (click me)
Rosewill TU-155 II 500 with 500W PSU (PSU unimpressive, highly suggest to replace at some ploint)
GIGABYTE GA-H61M-D2P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H61
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM

GPU: Sapphire Radeon 5830 1GB
DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST

That's under $500.
Ill go with this one, only will order different GPU, thanks.

Thank you all guys, and thank you for taking your time and answering.

I was about to go with original plan and only get a different psu but now ill stick with plan above.

Ignoring negative comments(deal with it) I still want to say couple things.

Well, Brother and son is basically the same in this case, we have 17 years difference so specifics does not really matter.
Reason why I chose intel over amd is strictly pathetic - i deal with intel on any build i was doing because i had bad exp with amd once and it does not means that amd worse or anything; in this case is personal opinion.

For those who think that getting a 10 yrs old kid a gaming pc is stupid, well you deal with your kids your way, i will do my way. I want to start integrate technology in his mind when he is this age, than when he will be only able to use I-production and follow the crowd.

I was 9 years old when i got my 286 in 1992 and that helped me to choose my path in my life, and i do not regret no one second about it.

About GPU. As i mentioned somewhere before, he is not playing heavy games only because he has no PC to play it on so why not getting it now if it goes ok with budget.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
what is that, FPS?
Yes, I believe it is in FPS.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronicx View Post

Ill go with this one, only will order different GPU, thanks.

About GPU. As i mentioned somewhere before, he is not playing heavy games only because he has no PC to play it on so why not getting it now if it goes ok with budget.
.
If your budget for a video card is ~$115 go with the 5830 suggested, to my knowledge it's the best card you can buy new in it's price range. If you have a bigger budget for a card let us know, we love to lurk for hardware.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...6870-review/13
(Scroll down, you will see 5830 and 450 in the chart)
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If you're willing to shell out an extra $10, you could get a HAF 912.

Who said you can't play games on integrated?

I second the notion for a haf 912. It's well worth the extra money, especially considering it has quite a bit more space and the all black interior is definitely very sexy. That said, if you can spare the money, the haf 922 is a far superior option. The space that it allows compared to a 912 is vastly greater - which allows for a lot more upgrades later on. Water-cooling, dual slot gpu in sli/crossfire, epic lighting options, you name it... However, it does cost about $40 more than a 912 ( I haven't checked the prices recently, so that's just an educated guess right now)

Off topic: when I said he was referring to his brother, not son, I didn't mean that that itself would start a flame war. I was just comparing it to the other thread in which I honestly just pointed out that crysis =/= crisis. Who knew that that comment would being about the demise of the thread? I guess the people there just overreacted.

Cheers
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Don't buy a microphone for him.

Cheers.
Haha I lol'd so hard...Reminds me some MW2 games where I would punch all those crazy kids on friday nights when their parents are out drinking and at party.
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Intel i5 2500k [4.7 GHz] Asus P8P67 Pro B3 [2001 BIOS] MSI 7970 Lighting [Stock] G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB [1600 MHz] 
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Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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Silverstone Strider [1500w] Corsair 300R Razer Deathadder 
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