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My brother and I are putting together a new PC for my dad and I'd like a little feedback if possible. It doesn't need to be a screaming OCing gaming machine he just needs something newer and snappier.

Right now I have a Cooler Master 912 case, a Corsair CX600 PSU and a LG DVD drive laying around to use for the build. Here's what I've come up with to buy for the rest of the build:

Total $325.44

The price is in the range of what we can spend but if anyone has suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it.
post #2 of 16
looks fine for a low cost rig
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post #3 of 16
I would go with a sandy bridge build.
much higher quality, and will be faster too.
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That x3 is only $60 for the next 2.5 hours, then back to $75.
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post #5 of 16
I'd get a little more RAM. You can get 8GB for $50 nowadays.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308

The difference between different types of DDR3 is negligible, your dad won't notice a difference between 1066 and 1600. And the 1066 is CAS 7.

EDIT: Don't go Sandy Bridge, it's much more expensive
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looks great hope the chip unlocks would be a killer score
    
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Usario View Post
I'd get a little more RAM. You can get 8GB for $50 nowadays.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308

The difference between different types of DDR3 is negligible, your dad won't notice a difference between 1066 and 1600. And the 1066 is CAS 7.

EDIT: Don't go Sandy Bridge, it's much more expensive
why would he go 8gigs? imo 4 is too much for a dad build
good build though
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by otakunorth View Post
why would he go 8gigs? imo 4 is too much for a dad build
good build though
my dads comp has 16gb >-<
@OP solid build there
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post #9 of 16
I agree it's a solid build. Should serve him well.
post #10 of 16
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I know he'll get a kick out of the new PC. The one he has is probably close to 6-7 years old.
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