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Alright, so my parents need a new computer. It'll be used for plenty of browsing along with movies/youtube. Here's what I have so far, but I'm not quite sure about the case or power supply.
HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220435
CPU+Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.643110
Graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102874
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post #2 of 16
LOL, that's a gaming build, mate!
Browsing + movies = dual core AthlonII + HD5450 max, or mobo IGP + 2GB 1333 CL9
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post #3 of 16
CPU/mobo, this is cheaper and better. No GPU needed, 880G is fully HD capable.
Phenom II x4 925 + Biostar A880G+ - $135
The RAM is definitely not a very good choice, 1333 CL9 requiring 1.65V is...ouch. Don't get that. For the same price (bar the rebate) get this:
Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600

Give me a minute to put together case/PSU/HDD suggestions...
post #4 of 16
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CPU/mobo, this is cheaper and better. No GPU needed, 880G is fully HD capable.
Phenom II x4 925 + Biostar A880G+ - $135
The RAM is definitely not a very good choice, 1333 CL9 requiring 1.65V is...ouch. Don't get that. For the same price (bar the rebate) get this:
Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600

Give me a minute to put together case/PSU/HDD suggestions...
Why so high-end?
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Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
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Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
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Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
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Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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post #5 of 16
Haha xd! I was about to PM you the thread..You are good at making damn cheap builds.

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Why so high-end?
Just wait, the build will be sub budget and still be very powerful
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post #6 of 16
Why so high end? Because I can fit it in the budget

Phenom II x4 925 + Biostar A880G+ - $135 shipped
Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $43 shipped
Pixxo SFF Micro ATX case + PSU - $28 + $11 shipping [Meritline] (for builds like these I usually always recommend small form factor)
Samsung F3 1TB - $59.50 shipped [Meritline]
$276.50 all shipping costs included

Some room if you need other things such as an OS or a cheap DVD drive
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Why so high end? Because I can fit it in the budget

Phenom II x4 925 + Biostar A880G+ - $135
Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $43
Pixxo SFF Micro ATX case + PSU - $28 + $11 shipping [Meritline] (for builds like these I usually always recommend small form factor)
Samsung F3 1TB - $59.50 shipped [Meritline]
$276.50
Good god..PM'ing you for a question.

Can't really beat price / performance ratio.

Add a $15 dvd drive and you're set.
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Why so high end? Because I can fit it in the budget

Phenom II x4 925 + Biostar A880G+ - $135 shipped
Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $43 shipped
Pixxo SFF Micro ATX case + PSU - $28 + $11 shipping [Meritline] (for builds like these I usually always recommend small form factor)
Samsung F3 1TB - $59.50 shipped [Meritline]
$276.50 all shipping costs included

Some room if you need other things such as an OS or a cheap DVD drive
Is the PSU that comes with this case reliable? Not like the build would be stressed that much anyway. I want to get this too, take back my computer from my family that broke the rest of our computers.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Why so high end? Because I can fit it in the budget

Phenom II x4 925 + Biostar A880G+ - $135 shipped
Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $43 shipped
Pixxo SFF Micro ATX case + PSU - $28 + $11 shipping [Meritline] (for builds like these I usually always recommend small form factor)
Samsung F3 1TB - $59.50 shipped [Meritline]
$276.50 all shipping costs included

Some room if you need other things such as an OS or a cheap DVD drive
Yes, I understand Still, he shouldn't spend ALL his budget for power that's never gonna be used IMO.
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Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
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DeLUX Logitech 
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My Rig
(14 items)
 
Ex-wife's Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
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DeLUX Logitech 
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post #10 of 16
It should be okay for this type of build, but I've heard from members who used it with low profile GTS 450s and other high power consumption parts before.

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Yes, I understand Still, he shouldn't spend ALL his budget for power that's never gonna be used IMO.
Perhaps you're right, however it does seem that the OP is interested in a processor that is more than a dual core, which would probably save you max $30-$40 and that's really about it. I usually configure builds on a policy of "if it fits the budget, why not?" and this is well within the budget. Who knows, maybe his parents are darned crazy multitaskers
Edited by xd_1771 - 5/28/11 at 11:32am
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