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I am looking to build a PC for someone...600$ is budget. Already have an OS. Would prefer new parts, but might buy a used GPU if the price is good. They want to use it for gaming mostly, obviously not the highest settings for this price point. Would like to buy from a local Fry's, but if everything can be bought online from ONE place then that would work as well. The cost I came up with was 638$, for

Asus P8P67 B3 LE- 129.99
i3 2100-124.99
Cooler Master 430- 44.99
Seagate 1tb HDD- 59.99
CD/DVD burner- 19.99
Corsair 4g ram-29.99
Corsair GS600 PSU-78.99
GTX460-149.99

But that isn't overclockable, is there a better option?

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post #2 of 13
Maybe look at a phenom II X4 setup, you would be able to overclock that too.

Do you like newegg.. and rebates? - edit xfx is off rebate now
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/17/11 at 11:01pm
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Maybe look at a phenom II X4 setup, you would be able to overclock that too.

Do you like newegg.. and rebates?
I do not like newegg, or rebates, as I don't like to wait. LOL. But this guy doesn't really care. And The 955 is only like 13$ cheaper than the i3, I just couldn't figure out what motherboard to use. NO Msi junk. LOL

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post #4 of 13
Same build that you originally looked at, but grab the Biostar TP67XE instead. Better quality motherboard over the P8P67 LE due to being a 10 phase instead of 4 phase.

Replace the PSU with an Antec Neo ECO 400, Corsair CX430, Rosewill Green 430, or an Antec Earthwatts Green 430.

Get the Samsung F3 1TB instead too, its faster.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Same build that you originally looked at, but grab the Biostar TP67XE instead. Better quality motherboard over the P8P67 LE due to being a 10 phase instead of 4 phase.

Replace the PSU with an Antec Neo ECO 400, Corsair CX430, Rosewill Green 430, or an Antec Earthwatts Green 430.

Get the Samsung F3 1TB instead too, its faster.
Well I did those changes, and built it on newegg...like 6$ cheaper.

LOL

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post #6 of 13
I have a GS600 for sale. $65 shipped.

Lmk.

But yeah, looks like a solid build. The i3 2100 is a beast of a chip!
 
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post #7 of 13
I take it there are no MicroCenters near you or your friend?

You can get a 2500k and motherboard for under/slightly over the price of the i3 and mobo depending on which motherboard you go with.
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id go phenom X4 955 if you can I3 is good but its only dual core.

For gaming and future stuff your really gonna want a quad core now.
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post #10 of 13
Well no, honestly Multiple time the i3 will out preform the x4, no offense but the i3 still HT, so technically got 4 cores.
Plus he will be on lga 1155, as we already seen that intel i still ahead of amd in upgrade terms, Cause Bulldozer failed and I5 is killing it.

so if i3 is to slow he can still upgrade and still beat amd best cpu for cheaper then it.

but like i said i3 still great, most games only ever coded for 2 cores still.
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