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post #1 of 11
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I'm putting together a rig for a friend, main uses are going to be for homework and some gaming

Budget is $550, we are re-using a hard drive and cd drive from and older computer

cpu: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128487
psu: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150573
Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352009
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=040683

Let me know what you think and if there's anything that can be improved upon. Thanks.
Edited by MartynRE - 1/5/12 at 1:02pm
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post #2 of 11
Unless I am mistaken, you have picked an ATX mobo and a MATX case... problem right there.
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post #3 of 11
What about this case?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

And comes with all the fans which is key to a budget gaming system
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post #4 of 11
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My bad, I linked the wrong case. I was using that one as a place holder to calculate the approximate cost of the rig, the actual case I'm going to use is not listed on newegg. Here is the case I'm actually using

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=040683
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post #5 of 11
I would probably add a fan or two either in the front or side panel so that the graphics card can get some fresh air.
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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
What about the cpu? Will it being a dual core cause any issues? Will the graphics card be bottlenecked?
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post #7 of 11
I would try and reason with him and see if you can get him to up his budget 60-75 more so you can put a 2400 quad in there. While the 13-2100 is good for gaming there are games that will be bottle necked by that processor.

The next link shows that while it does deliver playable frame rates the 2400 deliver close to 20 more fps in that test t 1680x1050. the 2400 also offers much better performance in productivity.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833-18.html
    
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post #8 of 11
thats PSU is lowballing, id try for something with a little more power
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post #9 of 11
That PSU will run that system fine.
    
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post

That PSU will run that system fine.

yea but PSU's are something you can carry over in builds, I went with a 500w and kick my ass everyday for not getting a bigger one. 430w too me doesnt leave many options
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Dell UltraSharp u2715h 27" 1440p IPS Roccat Isku FX 180w Power Brick Alienware x51 
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Dell UltraSharp u2715h 27" 1440p IPS Roccat Isku FX 180w Power Brick Alienware x51 
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