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I would go with a faster stock-clocked CPU. That way you can save money by using the stock cooler and getting a $20 case with mediocre airflow, as well as not having to worry about system reliablility.
     
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You can find a Coolermaster 500W PSU for like $30... that's what I use and it works fine.
so a 500w psu could power a 6850?
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All I know is I tested a 460 on this rig and it got lower FPS than my 9800GTX+ 1GB
With 30% less processing power, it shouldn't have. Wow, $350 budget? That's tight. Like others have said, black Friday, or E-Monday, or whatever day (around Thanksgiving) you want to shop, check the egg and t.direct for the deals. You may be able to put together a decent Quad-core, DX11 system for your friend. Check the "for sale" links here, as well.
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I3, 4gb ram, and a mobo good enough to oc paired with a video card no less than a 460 is golden.

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Well I am pricing a build for a guy with an i3, a good mobo, and a 460 and its going to be around 630$...without an OS...

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post #16 of 29
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Well I would get a 775 quad, except the motherboard I have doesn't support it because it doesn't have some kind of power phase thingy. There is a version that does support quads though.
    
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post #17 of 29
That budget screams APU build.

FM1 Processor about $120 for 3650
FM1 motherboard about $70
Memory - $50
Antec case + PSU - $90
This still leaves you with around $25 for an HD.

A near complete build at the requested price point.

The numbers won't lie either. You'll get Quad core, overclockable CPU with the performance equivalent to Core2 E7x00 series processor.

The video performance will equal an HD4850 or an Nvidia GTS250.
post #18 of 29
Free up more budget and forget the case, use a box or cereal box

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post #19 of 29
Your going to be bargain hunting for a while to get good parts on a $350 budget. Try to get kits, like a case that comes with a psu, mobo with ram and your going to be hurting bad in the video card department. Tell you friend that $500 is a better budget to be working with. Gives more room for everything.
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post #20 of 29


i3 dual core with HT processor plus 1156 mobo for $200. If you have everything else bought OP, might be worth stretching the budget for cpu/mobo another 50 dollars.

You could probably get 4ghz out of this processor too.
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