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Radeon HD 5770 gfx card for that build. Cheap yet effective.
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What's that suppose to mean? That very fast read/write rates and less load times in game aren't good? That the hard drive is the biggest bottleneck in a gaming PC? That I didn't suggest an SSD because it would go far above budget?
raid is the least important thing in a budget pc,
least

important
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Originally Posted by Rick Arter View Post
Sent you a PM and dont think he would mind used as long as it works.

He ins't too particular when it comes to hardware really since he is using a netbook right now that is seriously underpowered. As far as the budget goes I am sure if I can get most of it together so he can at least do some stuff upgrading later wouldn't be a problem.

Thanks to all for suggestions will look more into you listed parts and see how it goes and what he wants to do later tonight.

EDIT: Not gonna do RAID 0 he has no idea what that even is and a regular HDD will boot up fast enough for him with above listed hardware and Win 7.
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Originally Posted by Tralala;13752376 
raid is the least important thing in a budget pc,
least

important

HHAHA yeah sure, if you say so.

I have had referrals from people I sold computers to specifically requesting RAID in their system after using the the the customers PC.

But ok dude, if you are into being bottlnecked, be my guest.

EDIT: Also, a used 8800GT is a good choice until you can afford an upgrade in GPU. Go on ebay. In fact, I am doing that right now, just had to RMA a dead mobo, pist off customer is no good :/. It will stay in the $500 dollar budget range and give you sufficient power until that upgrade comes.
Edited by Darqside - 6/4/11 at 3:56pm
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HHAHA yeah sure, if you say so.

I have had referrals from people I sold computers to specifically requesting RAID in their system after using the the the customers PC.

But ok dude, if you are into being bottlnecked, be my guest.
You're really going to argue it's more beneficial to put that money into a raid setup rather than a better GPU? In a budget gaming system? You'll always be limited by GFX card in this price bracket.
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HHAHA yeah sure, if you say so.

I have had referrals from people I sold computers to specifically requesting RAID in their system after using the the the customers PC.

But ok dude, if you are into being bottlnecked, be my guest.
I see where you are coming from but this guy is not tech savvy at all he didn't even realize he needed a anti-virus program until I noticed he didn't have one on his netbook. I almost freaked out when I asked him about it and he said "Do I need one?".

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Originally Posted by ampeed View Post
Radeon HD 5770 gfx card for that build. Cheap yet effective.
Thanks will check those out if he doesn't want to go with the used set up I PMed theonedub about.

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Originally Posted by Darqside View Post

EDIT: Also, a used 8800GT is a good choice until you can afford an upgrade in GPU. Go on ebay. In fact, I am doing that right now, just had to RMA a dead mobo, pist off customer is no good :/. It will stay in the $500 dollar budget range and give you sufficient power until that upgrade comes.
Checking into those on eBay as well thanks.
Edited by Rick Arter - 6/4/11 at 4:01pm
    
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Originally Posted by Iceman23;13752445 
You're really going to argue it's more beneficial to put that money into a raid setup rather than a better GPU? In a budget gaming system? You'll always be limited by GFX card in this price bracket.

Look at my edit.

In reality, you don't have to spend $200+ dollars in a GPU especially if you can get one that wil hold you over until you do. The OP did say he wants a sufficient power supply for upgrades. So it's safe to say that they will be upgrading the GPU if he really requires more power than currently needed. I don't think his friend will mind playing games at lower detail but have awesome overall speed.

So yes, I can argue it because I have done it and do it all the time.
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i would go for this. It has a RAID 0 configuration. Any respectable gamer has at least RAID 0 setup on their PC. The power supply is also great for a card that requires 2x 6pin connectors.

Best option in my opinion. You wont get anything worth calling a gaming computer for under $500 bux really. Id save up to get a GTX 460 if I were your friend.
I guess my 990X and 2 580 lightnings doesn't make me a respectable gamer....Didn't realize that Raid 0(which is one of the worst Raid options IMO) would do so much for my FPS....What in the world was I thinking???
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Assuming no overclocking...
Athlon II x3 450 - $70 shipped
Biostar 880G - $55 shipped
Seagate 1TB HDD + DVD drive - $73 shipped
2x2GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3-1600 - $45, $35 AR
Sapphire HD 5830 - $110
Rosewill Green 530W - $50 shipped (ask any PSU guru on this site and he/she will recommend it to you, despite the Rosewill brand name this is a SOLID unit)

- $36 shipped [Amazon], better for price
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium - $96 shipped [Supermediastore, cheaper than Newegg]
New customer coupon on Newegg - -$10
$525 shipped
$515 AR

This fit or does it need to be lower?

I could fit a quad core x4 925 into the budget but that would involve sacrificing things such as the 5830 GPU which is a great deal. Unlike the other builds, I took the OS cost into account.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/4/11 at 4:03pm
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Assuming no overclocking...
Athlon II x3 450 - $70 shipped
Biostar 880G - $55 shipped
Seagate 1TB HDD + DVD drive - $73 shipped
2x2GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3-1600 - $45, $35 AR
Sapphire HD 5830 - $110
Rosewill Green 530W - $50 shipped
NZXT GAMMA - $36 shipped [Amazon], better for price
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium - $96 shipped [Supermediastore, cheaper than Newegg]
New customer coupon on Newegg - -$10
$525 shipped
$515 AR

This fit or does it need to be lower?
Thanks for list with links good parts and no OC will be done good deal on the case too.
    
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