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My friend asked me if I could help him out for a rig on a $750 budget. So I thought if I ask for your professional advice and assistance. He does gaming and he can't really play games on his non-gaming laptop. He wants to buy a computer on Cyberpowerpc, but I advised him not to.
    
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Check out my other post in a similar thread, but the build was $800. As I mentioned, you could probably swap out the hard drive, memory, GPU, and PSU for your liking.

http://www.overclock.net/14598143-post10.html
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Post 2 is a great place to start.
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Thanks guys!
    
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Originally Posted by Chairman View Post
Check out my other post in a similar thread, but the build was $800. As I mentioned, you could probably swap out the hard drive, memory, GPU, and PSU for your liking.

http://www.overclock.net/14598143-post10.html
^ Nice but I'd get 4GB memory. $29 Corsair Vengeance 4GB
And cheaper eVGA 460.
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how bout this, then pocket the rest after you build it for him!

edit: shoot, i forgot an operating system... well, you get the idea, maybe a little less graphics card, then pay for windows 7 pro?
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^ Nice but I'd get 4GB memory. $29 Corsair Vengeance 4GB
And cheaper eVGA 460.
Yeah, the price of memory is going down very fast. At the time I bought my build, the GPU was $115 after rebates. The total only came to $692.

So OP, you might need to shop around for deals on parts.
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