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Hey guys a friend asked me to help him out, $800 is the budget, he needs everything but a monitor. Ive been tooling around with it and I am struggling to come up with what I feel is a solid build for him. Let me know what you guys think!
post #2 of 10
What resolution is the monitor? So we can pick best bang for buck GPU

Everything needed also includes keyboard/mouse/speakers and OS?
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post #3 of 10
Buy my rig. $650 + shipping

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Originally Posted by Jonowxeno View Post
What resolution is the monitor? So we can pick best bang for buck GPU

Everything needed also includes keyboard/mouse/speakers and OS?
Mandatory information.
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i5 Sandy Bridge 2500K + Asrock P67 Extreme4

Build around that combo and win.
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Is the guy into heavy multitasking?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nowiser View Post
Hey guys a friend asked me to help him out, $800 is the budget, he needs everything but a monitor. Ive been tooling around with it and I am struggling to come up with what I feel is a solid build for him. Let me know what you guys think!
I'll just imply that he wants a gaming machine, and that he has an OS to install.


CASE AND POWER SUPPLY:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.710450

GRAPHICS CARD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130660

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115076

MOTHERBOARD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130576


MEMORY:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231275

3.5" INTERNAL HARD DRIVE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ung%20f3%201tb

DVD DRIVE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118031

EDIT: I feel like an idiot, LOL
Edited by Zastugueen - 8/15/11 at 11:28am
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post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
1920x whatev for resolution, as far as everything I mean Keyboard, Mouse, Network card. He has OS and Monitor, dont worry about speakers
post #10 of 10
I built mine for around $700 after rebates and coupons. Not sure what it comes out to right now. You could probably swap out the hard drive, memory, video card for other similar parts of your liking. The CPU and Mobo were in a combo that gave me $20 off. So I would try to look for combo deals on Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986 : Windows

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769 : Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211457 : Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 : CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371048 : PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500202 : GPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583 : Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233 : Case
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