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ok i like everything you have there besides the Graphics card and that psu i would throw in like a 400w antec or somthing now the gt 520 is a god awful card my gt 220 performs better then one of thos cards i would get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125295

hope this helped thumb.gif
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post #12 of 34
A few more bucks and you can get a better graphic card

Sapphire HD5670 $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871

A quality 400W should be able to power this card thumb.gif
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post #13 of 34
Motherboard, you've got the best choice at that price.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576003
Pentium D 820 has 800MHz FSB and the motherboard page states "FSB800 CPU only support DDR3-800" so you can get away with the cheapest set of 2x2GB DDR3. 8GB is unnecessary and overkill.

GPU: 9500GT or 4650 are only $20 after MIR and faster than the GT520. They're not DX11 but the GT520 won't run DX10/11 games smoothly anyway.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134132
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150562

PSU: Corsair CX430 $35 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

With these changes, you get a faster PC at half the price. wink.gif

Game wise you can run BF BC2 DX9 on low at 1280x1024 with those parts.
Edited by qiqi1021 - 11/14/11 at 7:33pm
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post #15 of 34
Those two are roughly as fast as each other, so the 5570 would be the better deal. However keep in mind the rebate expires today!

Just found a GTS250 for $55 after MIR, an even faster card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162069

Apart from Minecraft what else does he play?
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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by qiqi1021 View Post

Those two are roughly as fast as each other, so the 5570 would be the better deal. However keep in mind the rebate expires today!
Just found a GTS250 for $55 after MIR, an even faster card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162069
Apart from Minecraft what else does he play?

Im trying not to break 70$ on the video card, overall 250$ for the rest of the build. Minecraft he loves, but curious to see if this rig would play most games on ultra low settings smile.gif
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post #17 of 34
With a GTS250 he can play plenty of games on medium/high at 1280x1024, but I'm guessing you're ignoring the MIR so that 5570 is a good deal.

You can also swap out the CX430 for the Antec VP450 if you're ignoring the MIR to save another $5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045
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post #18 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs View Post

Im trying not to break 70$ on the video card, overall 250$ for the rest of the build. Minecraft he loves, but curious to see if this rig would play most games on ultra low settings smile.gif

for 70 you can get a 5770.... that would actually run most games at decent settings at his resolution.
    
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Well... this is what i have.

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post #20 of 34
I disagree with everyone saying 8GB of RAM isn't necessary. Minecraft can and will use as much RAM as you give it when 64-bit Java is installed.
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