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building computer for my friend his budget is $700. This is what I picked out.

http://oi55.tinypic.com/24l396t.jpg

I live in california so i have to pay tax so its a bit harder. if you could take a look at it and tell me if anything I should replace please let me know. my goal is be under $700.

thank you
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One thing you can change is the hard drive. A 1TB Hard drive can come for only like $10 more like the Samsung F3 1TB, or you can pay the same price for a slower drive which I don't recommend.

Otherwise, it looks like a good budget build.
Edited by neelwebs - 10/8/11 at 5:54am
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If I were you, I'd go with a Core i3 and 1155 board, a 500GB Samsung F3, and GTX 560ti. Everything else looks fine to me.
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post #4 of 16
single channel RAM?

recommending this instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148325
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If you're getting a 560, save his money and go for a 460. They're like the same thing I've heard. Or upgrade that to a 560ti like thisischuck01 recommended because that's an even better card.

If you can spend the extra few dollars, get dual channel ram instead of just one stick, it performs better, but I don't know if it's noticeable when gaming..

Also for the hard drive just get a F3 drive, much better, sure it's more expensive but you're still getting a better hard drive with much more space.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
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post #6 of 16
Newegg these days don't have the nicest deals. Try amazon and see how much the difference is since you don't pay taxes when you buy from amazon. If you have amazon prime, shipping is just as quick as newegg if not faster.

As others have mentioned, for $50 or a little more you can get a good 1TB hdd. You just have to hunt for a deal.
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What about the case/psu?

Microcenter maybe?
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by neelwebs View Post
One thing you can change is the hard drive. A 1TB Hard drive can come for only like $10 more like the Samsung F3 1TB, or you can pay the same price for a slower drive which I don't recommend.

Otherwise, it looks like a good budget build.
Thanks for your input.

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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
If I were you, I'd go with a Core i3 and 1155 board, a 500GB Samsung F3, and GTX 560ti. Everything else looks fine to me.
I want trying to get a 560 TI, but its a bit too expensive for him. you would really go with an dual core i3 then a quad core 955 AMD really just for the faster video card really?

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Originally Posted by jdobbs86 View Post
single channel RAM?

recommending this instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148325
Well, I like how its 4GB in one stick so later when he upgrades he has more slots. But yeah, dual channel is a bit faster right?

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Originally Posted by BloodyRory View Post
If you're getting a 560, save his money and go for a 460. They're like the same thing I've heard. Or upgrade that to a 560ti like thisischuck01 recommended because that's an even better card.

If you can spend the extra few dollars, get dual channel ram instead of just one stick, it performs better, but I don't know if it's noticeable when gaming..

Also for the hard drive just get a F3 drive, much better, sure it's more expensive but you're still getting a better hard drive with much more space.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
Yeah, I was thinking about getting a 460 instead of a 560. I guess your right since the 560 I pick out is not a TI version. About the ram yeah, i'll look into it. I guess you're right like the other people say its worth it getting a the F3 drive. I'll add that to cart ty.


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Newegg these days don't have the nicest deals. Try amazon and see how much the difference is since you don't pay taxes when you buy from amazon. If you have amazon prime, shipping is just as quick as newegg if not faster.

As others have mentioned, for $50 or a little more you can get a good 1TB hdd. You just have to hunt for a deal.
Already started look, I love amazon no tax and I have amazon prime since i'm a student

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What about the case/psu?

Microcenter maybe?
Already have that included ty though!!
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post #9 of 16
The i3 is very fast i wouldn't doubt it beating the amd's performance in games. That is without overclocking.
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The i3 is very fast i wouldn't doubt it beating the amd's performance in games. That is without overclocking.
its only a dual core though...
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