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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by 1055AMDGuy View Post

Newegg not having phenom 2's anymore sucks as you have to go to ebay or something. But heres my recommendations. If you don't like used parts then maybe your friend needs to get a bigger budget.
Used x4 955 - $75 Ebay/OCN
Open Box MSI 870S $70 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130309R
Gskill 2x2gb 1333 memory $28 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231179
RaidMax 530w PS $40 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb HDD $85 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
XFX 5770 $105, $89 A/R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
Total $405...$390 A/R.
Not the greatest machine ever, but for $400 its not a bad PC.

Hmm that really isn't too bad considering the budget. 400 dollars doesn't really make a "gaming PC" but it would work for some casual gaming (still probably better off than a console tongue.gif )
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post #22 of 28
$400 dollars is a tight budget.

What about a 3670k and a 6670? That will be the best graphics solution for that budget I would imagine - gets some decent frames especially if you bump that 3670k to 3ghz.
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post #23 of 28
RaidMax psu's are utter garbage the one that Schmuckley posted is actually a great build however i would swap the cpu to the one i linked to have the ability of a 6 core from what ive read majority are 6 core with a few exceptions which turned out to be 5 core cpu instead which is awesome if you ask me.
do not get the 955 you cant unlock any cores at all
only upgrade id do is the gpu but that should suffice for a while which is a hell lot more powerful than my 7800gtx.

i really don't recamend lintel with such a low budget
Edited by Tankster399 - 3/4/12 at 12:45pm
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RaidMax psu's are utter garbage the one that Schmuckley posted is actually a great build however i would swap the cpu to the one i linked to have the ability of a 6 core from what ive read majority are 6 core with a few exceptions which turned out to be 5 core cpu instead which is awesome if you ask me.
do not get the 955 you cant unlock any cores at all
only upgrade id do is the gpu but that should suffice for a while which is a hell lot more powerful than my 7800gtx.
i really don't recamend lintel with such a low budget

1. RaidMax is not " utter garbage " as you say, definitely budget, but far from garbage, been using one in my old cheap build for years.
2. No kidding you can't unlock any cores on a 955, but it can also be had for less than a thuban, and this is a budget gaming build, literally zero difference between 4c & 6c at this level.
 
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post #25 of 28
whatever the op decides is up to him all im saying is he has 100 some dollars left over from from Schmuckley post mobo and cpu he wouldn't have to upgrade and if hes a gamer probably wants to be able to record games what not. If you read my post either or is fine.

955 is going for 90-160$ on ebay atm, amazon from amd is 99$ and a new 960T is 20$ more on newegg

reason raidmax is junk because they usaully end up dieing in the first month or so and taking the entire system with it. The PSU isnt something that you would want to skimp out on http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
Edited by Tankster399 - 3/4/12 at 2:58pm
post #26 of 28
I took a stab at it. Went the 3870k with fast memory and an HD 6670 for Hybrid Crossfire. Quad core, decent graphics and just slightly over 400 with case and PSU. Less if you don't need those. Also keep in mind that with fast memory and a good BLCK overclock the onboard Llano GPU is actually pretty fast.

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The above system is decent thumb.gif
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post #28 of 28
however the case and psu combo if im not mistaken is a logisys (sorry having hard time reading it) is that the psu is also a logisys which are pretty bad psu's worse than raidmax try to get this one instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199
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