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Hello folks,

I want to help my friend build a PC on a budget of ~$600. So far the only things we have for her are the peripheral and a copy of Windows 7. The computer would be used for mid-level gaming, no overclocking needed but would be nice.

I mostly need help finding a mobo+CPU combination. The cheapest intel based I could find that looked good was ~$350 just for the mobo/cpu combo.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Are you located close to a Microcenter by chance? They have some killer deals on AMD CPUs+mobos.
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Originally Posted by OldMold View Post
Are you located close to a Microcenter by chance? They have some killer deals on AMD CPUs+mobos.
I was just looking at those online, sadly the closest one to me is about a 3 hour drive. And with the monster that I drive I would end up losing all of the savings. >.<
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For mid level gaming, a phenom II 965 x4 or something similar would be just fine. A pretty powerful processor for $100-$120. You could then grab a $80-$100 Mobo, $40 for 8gb RAM, $170 for a 6870 or something equivalent, and $60-$80 on a power supply. This then leaves about $100 for a dvd burner, case, and hard drive of your choice.
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