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Do you think building would be possible with such a quick turn around time?
The third was what I pushed for until I read that the i5 crushes it in processing speed. I'm trying to create an environment where my girlfriend uses this over the iPad. Other games played are Portal and maybe Age of Empires. Most of the use will come from quick boots to look something up or creating a flyer in MS publisher and print.
post #12 of 31
Like others said. Building is going to be much cheaper and you will be getting higher quality parts. OCN has a lot of people who will give you the best build for any budget you decide. If you are ordering it it from newegg etc. Its gonna take same to for other components to ship most likely. (Newegg = super fast shipping)

Based on your choices, I'd go with the 3rd option.
APU > Intel HD 2000 graphics

But once again. For that price you can build a pretty decent "gaming rig"

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Do you think building would be possible with such a quick turn around time?
The third was what I pushed for until I read that the i5 crushes it in processing speed. I'm trying to create an environment where my girlfriend uses this over the iPad. Other games played are Portal and maybe Age of Empires. Most of the use will come from quick boots to look something up or creating a flyer in MS publisher and print.

Yes it is definitely possible. If you fill up your location, may be some one know some good local place to get parts.

Check Microcenter.com to see if they have one around ur place. they usually price match newegg prices. Without the hassle of shipping and waiting. If you are around ATL, heck ill offer help building for no charge. smile.gif
Edited by deadly12 - 3/1/12 at 1:29pm
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Do you think building would be possible with such a quick turn around time?
The third was what I pushed for until I read that the i5 crushes it in processing speed. I'm trying to create an environment where my girlfriend uses this over the iPad. Other games played are Portal and maybe Age of Empires. Most of the use will come from quick boots to look something up or creating a flyer in MS publisher and print.

You could order the parts in the next couple days then get them in 3-5, if that's quick enough. It'll take a few hours to build since it sounds like it's your first one, but it's a lot of fun and hard to screw up. Give us a budget and we can get something going.

From what you described, you definitely don't need a quad-core i5, an i3 or even a dual core sandy bridge pentium would work just fine. Depending on your budget, we might be able to fit an SSD which would really help boot quickly, but it would be an extra $100 or so for something great.
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guys, dont you read his comments? he says there is not enough time for a custom build...
 
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post #15 of 31
Oder parts form Newegg and you would have them within three days. Build in one day and up and going. turn around time is as much or less than ordering one. Basically you can just stay up late one night and once the parts get in. Put it together and all it ready. You could have it together in less than a week. Where do you live ?

OEM windows is $99 - budget for comp around $550 and you are set to go.

The CPU is more important for tasks beyond gaming. If you want a simple build then we can definitely do that for you ?

The hardest part of this equation is getting your girlfriend to quit gaming on a tablet and go to a PC lol
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guys, dont you read his comments? he says there is not enough time for a custom build...

You don't expect us to give up that easy do you ? lol
Edited by hednik - 3/1/12 at 1:31pm
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post #16 of 31
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Do you think building would be possible with such a quick turn around time?
The third was what I pushed for until I read that the i5 crushes it in processing speed. I'm trying to create an environment where my girlfriend uses this over the iPad. Other games played are Portal and maybe Age of Empires. Most of the use will come from quick boots to look something up or creating a flyer in MS publisher and print.

Love that game..A real GPU is better for playing it.
As far as i5 "crushing" that's a joke..It's faster at some things i.e. game rendering..a bit (5-10 fps)
and slower when web surfing(a LOT slower) and using windows apps.AMD is much better for using windows apps.

:thinking.gif: might could even build a Zosma rig for $5-600 :thinking.gif:
 
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post #17 of 31
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Will this work? Buy the staples computer, add a video card, add a SSD, and finally replace the PSU.

Computer
PSU
SSD
Any 5000 series was advised?

Power supply: $50
Computer: $450
Video Card: $80
SSD: $100

Or should I drop all this and order parts from Newegg and attempt my first build on a short timeline?
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Or should I drop all this and order parts from Newegg and attempt my first build on a short timeline?

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post #19 of 31
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Will this work? Buy the staples computer, add a video card, add a SSD, and finally replace the PSU.
Computer
PSU
SSD
Any 5000 series was advised?
Power supply: $50
Computer: $450
Video Card: $80
SSD: $100
Or should I drop all this and order parts from Newegg and attempt my first build on a short timeline?

Build your own... To be honest this is all you really have to do.... Put the CPU in the mobo. Add thermal paste, Put the video card in, put the RAM in, put the HD and DVD drive in. Plug all the component into the Mobo, and turn it on. Run windows 7 install and you are ready to go. With a pre-built part are not as good, the onyl thing you really save on is an OS.

Windows 7 will find all the drivers and heck the drivers that come with video cards are all easy to do. If you have issues when building...someone is always here smile.gif
Edited by hednik - 3/1/12 at 1:38pm
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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #20 of 31
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Ok talked with my girlfriend. She wants something that can run photoshop and elements but at the same time play Age of Empires and turn based games for less than $800 out the door shipping and supplies included if I needed to build. The graphics card will mean very little in this scenario right? Is it better going Intel with the focus being more on photoshop and less on intensive gaming? I suppose I can always upgrade from the native HD 2000 if Age of Empires doesn't look good but from what I have seen it should run it fine.
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