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A friend of mine wants a decent gaming computer for $600 and to have it Intel based. Could you guys on OCN help me out? Thanks in advance.

More info: He already has Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a copy of windows 7.

Needs to be a complete build.
Edited by EpicPie - 7/20/11 at 8:35pm
     
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post #2 of 9
Is there anything that can be transfered to the new build? Does it require Windows in the price? Does your friend need a monitor? If they have one, what resolution will they play at? Mouse? Keyboard?

We need more information please. =]
    
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post #3 of 9
2500k, p67 motherboard, 4 gb of ram, thats about 350-400 right there

then add case, power supply hard drive, thats about 125-150

that leaves about 100 for video card,
post #4 of 9
You could probably buy most of the parts used right here off OCN. I've seen i5 2500K's go for $180 shipped, P67 mobo's for $120, 4GB of RAM for $40. Can then buy a brand new Antec HCG 520W for $50. Spend $50 on a Cooler Master Elite 310 or Cooler Master Elite 330, and then $50-$60 on a hard drive, leaving right around $100 for a video card, which is enough to buy a GTS 450.

Another option, buy a used i5 750 ($140 used), P55 ($100 used), and 4GB of RAM ($40), which would be $60 less than what is mentioned above, and he'd have enough for a GTX 460 or HD 6850.
    
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
He isnt looking into buying used parts.

Newegg wishlist is preferred.
     
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APPLE SSD SM0512F 500GB macOS Sierra 15" Retina Display (2880 x 1800) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 
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85W Magsafe 2 Precision Aluminum Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen 
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Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (Turbo @ 2.6 GHz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM APPLE SSD TS128E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
macOS Sierra 11.6" LCD/LED Backlit IPS Display (1366 x 768) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 85W Magsafe 2 
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post #6 of 9
  • Intel Core i5-2500k + Blu-Ray Burner - $219.99
  • G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1333 (2x2GB) - $31.99
  • MSi P67A-G45 - $112.99 (With Rebates)
  • Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Cooler - $29.49
  • Samsung SpinPoint F4EG 5.4k RPM 1.5TB - $59.99
  • XFX Radeon HD6770 1GB - $99.99 (After Rebates)
  • HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition - $39.99
  • HEC XPOWER780 600W (780W Peak) - $49.99

Price: $644.42
post #7 of 9
Same build as ^ but change the case to a HAF 912 or Antec 300 or something in that range. Thermaltake V3 perhaps. And get a more decent branded PSU. Something like an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic... Corsair CX 500-600 are not bad, Antec have a few products in the 500 range, Antec High Current Gamer 520w for exemple. Anyways, look what's on rebate on your country's website since I shop in Canada, rebates are different at given times.
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post #8 of 9
I got my i5 2500k, motherboard, and graphics card used. The rest are new.

Haf 912+ H50 for $100 new at Bestbuy.
I5+ mobo for $300
GTX 460 for $85
Ram $54 (was on sale at Newegg-I think I grabbed the last pair since it went out of stock right after I purchased it XD)
PSU $60-$20(in rebate)
Fans-$10
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Total is $609

I have my own HDD and no need for a DVD drive since I never use it.

Also, if you're gonna buy something here at OCN, expect it to be like Ebay and Craig's list.
Edited by van13330gg - 7/21/11 at 7:39am
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post #9 of 9
Go in the Daily Deals section and patrol the Open Box GPU thread and also the PNY GTX465 for $99/$109. Good deals there.

For everything else, of course buying used would give the best bang for your buck.
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|Samsung| Spinpoint F3 1TB |Kingston| HyperX 3K 128GB BD-ROM |Cooler Master| Hyper 212+ 
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