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500 dollars is gonna be extremely hard to do, especially with hard drive prices where theyre at right now. About the only way it might happen is through used parts.

this is what I was thinking,you know what let's just take out the HDD from this build and I'll see If I can take a hard drive out of one of his previous computers
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Here! This'll help you in your cheap-ness quest! smile.gif

And another possibility (though the one above is far superior)
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Check out my FS thread, it'd be a pretty good base build for him. Just throw a modern GPU in there and maybe more ram if he needs it and you'll be golden. It can keep up with most of the systems of today!

I will consider
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Here! This'll help you in your cheap-ness quest! smile.gif

Thanks thumb.gif
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post #15 of 22

For the same price as the 960T + M5A97 on Newegg (lower, actually, by $10) you can get the 1055T + ASUS M5A97 combo at NCIX.


If you are going to need an OS, HDD and monitor you can consider your effective budget halved which is not good.

One way to save is to buy your OS (Windows 7 x64 home premium ideally?) at DiscountMountain for just $87.59 shipped.  It's the same thing that Newegg/etc sells but costs less.  Every dollar counts, so you might as well.

 

Your most effective choice is a minimal AMD A8 APU build (i.e. mobo not overclocking ready) and make use of this case/PSU/peripherals combo at Superbiiz.

 

Might wanna consider buying used.


Edited by xd_1771 - 1/24/12 at 8:39pm
post #16 of 22
here ya go as close as you can get I believe. this is one of my gpu's and i know for a fact it will play any game especially at lower rez

case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

your mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

gpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

your processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

I've personally used each of these products (except processor) in multiple builds and know they work very well and stand up. this rig will play any game to date on a lower rez screen, 1080 at the most, and a good hand full of them on their highest setting (maybe not bf3, skyrim, crisis, metro, ext. all the way but still play them well) thumb.gif
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post #17 of 22

^ I'd point out a couple of faults in that build (i.e. DDR3-1600 can be had for same price, there are way better cases for less, GPU link is wrong) but it wouldn't matter since if you read the original post this person apparently needs an OS, monitor, peripherals, etc. fit into this budget.


If that weren't the case then a Phenom II x4 + 6850 build could fit into this budget easily :/

post #18 of 22
lol yea motherboards are basically graphics cards right? rolleyes.gif

correct link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127592

and the amd will set the 1600 ram to 1333 anyways right? you can get it up to 1600 by overclocking but lots of people to care too much to overclock the ram (from my experience)

and I would like to see the cases that are better and cheaper, not that I don't believe you, I'm actually building a budget gaming rig for my grandfather-in-law lol and would like to see what you recommend.
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and also I believe he said NO os, screen, perifs, I think right?
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Setting your RAM to DDR3-1600 does not constitute as overclocking nor does it require it.  Getting a DDR3-1600 kit over a generic 1333 CL9 kit provides the benefit of giving you much more options and flexibility with your bus clock because DDR3-1600 @ CL9 kits are nominally binned to provide flexibility in clock speed capability, whereas generic kits can be grab bagged to use any IC and many of them contain ICs that don't even run 1600Mhz (i.e. topping out at 1420Mhz or so).  If you can get a DDR3-1600 kit for the same or lower price you should definitely do it even if you can't run it at 1600 because if it interests you at all, you can lower the timings at lower speed value.

 

NZXT Source 210 is $40 shipped on Amazon.  It's significantly better in that it provides a bottom PSU layout, much better cable management (behind the tray) options, and much better cooling (i.e. side fan, top fans) while maintaining high quality.  You can even get it in a white painted version for no price premium.  Better than the $45 shipped Rosewill Blackbone for less price.

 

Yeah, I believe he meant that the OS, monitor, peripherals and screen need to be included into the budget.  Or am I wrong?

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