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XFX Core Edition PRO450W (P1-450S-XXB9) 450W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...
$54.99 $54.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
$39.99 $39.99

ASUS P8H67-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$98.99 -$10.00 Instant $88.99

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Combined Total: $259.98
Combo Discounts: -$13.00
Combo Price: $246.98

Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
Combined Total: $59.98
Combo Discounts: -$8.00
Combo Price: $51.98

EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$119.99 $119.99

Subtotal: $602.92, down from $623.92

First and foremost, this build is solely for gaming and general web surfing as well as usage of video recording, editing, and microsoft office applications.

This is a build for my cousin which has no basic knowledge of computers and i volunteered to make him a PC.

Opinions, thoughts, suggestions welcome!

EDIT: Quick update, found combo deals for the case and cpu, as well as the HDD and optic drive. New price!
Edited by Hollowpb40 - 6/11/11 at 8:17pm
post #2 of 10
Get a 500-550W PSU.

Otherwise, good budget build. Good luck!
     
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Intel Core i5-4590S H97M Pro4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 FE G.SKILL 4x4GB 1600 CL8 
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I must ask, what's wrong with the psu that i chose? I thought that the amperage through the rails and wattage was more than enough for the workload
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I must ask, what's wrong with the psu that i chose? I thought that the amperage through the rails and wattage was more than enough for the workload
If you feel that way, then go ahead. Not stopping you.
     
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Intel Core i5-4590S H97M Pro4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 FE G.SKILL 4x4GB 1600 CL8 
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE Corsair H90 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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Acer H226HQLbid Tesoro Cherry MX Brown Corsair CX500M Fractal Design Core 3300 
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AKG K550 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ASUS M5A99X EVO SAPPHIRE 6870 1GB G.SKILL Sniper 4x4GB DDR3 1866 
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Crucial M4 64GB Spinpoint F3 3x1TB Sony Optiarc AD-7200S Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
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Acer H226HQLbid Tesoro Cherry MX Brown Corsair CX500M Fractal Design Core 3300 
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AKG K550 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ASUS M5A99X EVO SAPPHIRE 6870 1GB G.SKILL Sniper 4x4GB DDR3 1866 
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Just would love answers with explanation. I'm not denying your opinion, I'm actually looking for a 550w psu as I type
post #6 of 10
With the specs you've posted, the GPU would seem to need a higher-capacity PSU, roughly around my estimate. The one thing that stood out was the Fermi card, which to me would need the 500-550W PSU. Though if you've researched, and found the amperage to be good enough, then go ahead with the 450W.
     
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Acer H226HQLbid Tesoro Cherry MX Brown Corsair CX500M Fractal Design Core 3300 
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AKG K550 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ASUS M5A99X EVO SAPPHIRE 6870 1GB G.SKILL Sniper 4x4GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 64GB Spinpoint F3 3x1TB Sony Optiarc AD-7200S Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
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DELL SP2309W DELL L100 XFX 650W XXX Edition SilverStone FT02-B 
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DELL XN966 
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE Corsair H90 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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Acer H226HQLbid Tesoro Cherry MX Brown Corsair CX500M Fractal Design Core 3300 
Audio
AKG K550 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T ASUS M5A99X EVO SAPPHIRE 6870 1GB G.SKILL Sniper 4x4GB DDR3 1866 
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Crucial M4 64GB Spinpoint F3 3x1TB Sony Optiarc AD-7200S Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
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post #7 of 10
The 450W XFX unit is enough for the setup. You can consider this Antec Eco unit too though:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-030-_-Product

This Radeon 5830 comes in every now and then at it's very cheap for its performance:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-878-_-Product

This RAM is the same price after code (EMCKDKA28):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-427-_-Product


May I ask why a standard non-K Core i5 2500? No intentions of overclocking?
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Yeah since it's not going to be my PC I'd figure someone that doesn't know much about computers won't be needing a chip specifically designed to take overclocking to a great potential.

Unfortunately the mobo i've chosen also does not take any ddr3 over 1333 =/

the 5830 was always on my mind, but I just can't seem to find them when they're in stock. Had to really settle for the gts 450 due to budget issues (~600).

Basically I posted up this build to make sure it was rock solid for the price, I don't want to find myself in a week to find something better for the money + quality issues. I guess a sense of pride of making something yourself really motivates you to make the best of what you have =D
post #9 of 10
If you have trouble getting a 5830, then a 5770 is also a good choice. They are faster than the 450 and is around the same price. A gtx 460 768mb can also be found around $100-120 and is faster than both the 5770 and the 450.
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Awesome, good to know that ATI isn't totally blown out of the water from nVidia just yet. This build will probably be bought and built by the end of the month so hopefully I'll be able to find some great deals out of newegg or somewhere else. Any websites to recommend other than newegg?
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