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This i made in under 5 mins and would stomp any of the oems u put up there.


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post #22 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.

I'd go intel. Better price/performance for gaming, maybe photoshop too.You would also be on a live socket if you ever wanted to upgrade the CPU. I'd also get a video card, AoE won't be playable without.

CD/DVD burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151252 $17 after code EMCNGNJ28
PSU - Corsair CX 430 v2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 $37 w/ EMCNHHB34 + $20 MIR
GPU - Radeon HD 6770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540 $118 - 15 MIR
CPU - Intel i3-2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 $128 (says there's combos with DVD burners, but I can't get them to show)
Mobo - Asrock H61M u3s3 (USB 3.0 and SATA III) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236&Tpk=u3s3
RAM - 8 GB (2x4GB DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161468 $35
HDD - 500 GB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 $85 (if you can reuse something, do it, prices are high)
SSD (optional) Samsung 830 series 64 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147162 $105
Case - Pick something you guys like from http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=7&name=Computer-Cases
Windows 7 x64 OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $100

Comes to $695 before a case and before MIRs. You can save some money by ditching the SSD if you'd like. Or if you can reuse an old HDD.
post #23 of 31
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Thanks so much!
How does this compare to your build?
Here
post #24 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.

Budget of $650-700 and it will be good for 2-3 years for sure.

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Thanks so much!
How does this compare to your build?
Here

GPU is a fair bit weaker, but it's a true quad core compared to the 2 cores + hyperthreading of the i3-2120. Slightly slower clocks, but 200 MHz isn't huge. It does have a blu-ray player, if that interests you, I think they would be $70ish if you wanted to add one to a build for comparison sake. The HDD is bigger on that one.
The biggest thing is that the one you linked there is refurbished. If this doesn't bother you, it's not bad, but you will probably want a better GPU which will probably mean a better (higher quality, maybe not higher 'wattage') power supply. Honestly, I'd still build, the parts would be new and most of them carry a 2-3 year warranty. You will also get higher quality components compared to a prebuilt, as well as an increased understanding of your computer should you need to troubleshoot.
post #26 of 31
This is what i would get, the intel 3000 graphics would handle everything you plan to do fine thumb.gif hell it plays skyrim on low/med settings and its 25$ off atm and the corsair power supply is 15% off also only thing i didn't include was a 99$ os it has 1.5 tb of storage, graphics for your needs, blue ray player and is upgradable to a better graphics card down the road need you see fit and is a quad smoking core processor biggrin.gif
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Edited by solar0987 - 3/1/12 at 2:58pm
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Here's a build for $700-ish.I like ATI cards better..but I know Nvidia is MUCH better for adobe stuff.Lacking keyboard and mouse.(I yard sale for these items)have a stack of like-new keyboards and a box of mice (mouses?) :lachen.gif
PS: You can overclock the cpu a bit for more performance..very easily.
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Edited by Schmuckley - 3/1/12 at 3:29pm
 
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Here's a build for $700-ish.I like ATI cards better..but I know Nvidia is MUCH better for adobe stuff.Lacking keyboard and mouse.(I yard sale for these items)have a stack of like-new keyboards and a box of mice (mouses?) :lachen.gif
PS: You can overclock the cpu a bit for more performance..very easily.
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case has no airflow
he has no need for a gpu
rosewill power supply= junk
memory is way overpriced
less hard drive space
no blue ray player
and intel smokes amd on anything
nuff said biggrin.gif
Edited by solar0987 - 3/1/12 at 4:18pm
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case has no airflow
he has no need for a gpu
rosewill power supply= junk
memory is way overpriced
less hard drive space
no blue ray player
and intel smokes amd on anything
nuff said biggrin.gif

This 100%. AMD is now at a very small road in CPUs. Intel crushes them even on the budget builds with the i3-2120 being a lot better and reasonably cheaper.
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HD 2000 runs LOL 1080p mix of high medium at around 40 fps

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