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I've been looking at the MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack on Newegg. It's like $135 after MIR. ninja.gif

That will be good enough for him to max out current games at 1080p, he'll be amazed at the graphics. smile.gif

I wish I had such an uncle when I was smaller. tongue.gif
    
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post #12 of 32
Yep. That GTX460 should be fine for him. Another vote for the LGA1155, because you can upgrade it to Ivy Bridge in the future. Good luck with your build; he'll think you're a great uncle now.
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So X58 is a budget gaming rig? Hahahahaha... AMD has budget hardware, not Intel o.O Well.... SB can be budget because they're fast as hell and fairly cheap but X58? LoL...
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post #14 of 32
Buy a cheaper SB or P55 system. Maybe an i3 540 and OC it, or the basic non unlocked i5 like the i5 2400.

Don't give him the best of the best if he's an Xbox user, you don't want to give someone premium parts and have them not even use it.

If you can find a sub $120 motherboard and $150 i7 920 then you may be OK, but you can get an open box Maximus III GENE on newegg for around $110 then an i3 for a similar price and OC it like a beast.
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post #15 of 32
The 460 is a solid choice, imo a cheap amd cpu would do him just fine, they handle games good, unless they're super cpu intensive which isn't the case in most games today anyway. You could easily get an athlon x4 or a phenom 9XX for close to 100 bucks.
post #16 of 32
I lol'd when I saw 1366 and budget in the same sentence.

Get him a Phenom II build or i3 and a GTX 550 ti.

You would spend waaaay too much money on a components he would probably never use.
post #17 of 32
get a 1155 build
post #18 of 32
I too sugest getting him a Phenom II. They handle games quite well and are also cheaper. If u can afford you could buy an AM3+ socket MB so he can upgrade in future when he'll have the cash.
That 460 you suggested is very good. And he could also OC it for better performance. Or you may even do it together and strengthen your relationship smile.gif
I'm envious on him. I wish my uncle would buy me at least one part, let alone the hole rig. biggrin.gif
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Your nephew is one lucky person, would you mind adopting me?
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post #20 of 32
SB LGA 1155 is going to be the cheaper route if you're on a budget. Potential future upgrades to an Ivy Bridge procesor later on too...well, Intel better make the current P67/Z68 chipset boards compatible with IVB.

As powerful as an X58 platform still is right now, it's not going to see anything new anymore.
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