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Ok here it goes. I am putting together a rig for my Cousin who told me today he wants to get into PC gaming cause he is tired of consoles. He is on a tight budget of under $500 shipped. I came donating my Case (Zalman Z11 + a 7200RPM Seagate Mech Drive to his cause)

 

Here is a list of parts I am considering ordering for him. I am unsure if I should go with the 960t or the fx4100? I chose the AM3+ mobo just in case he decides to upgrade his CPU.

 

LITE-ON DVD Burner iHAS124-04 = $16.99

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 = $89.99

Sapphire 6870 1GB = $169.99

Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB DDR3 1600 = $42.00

AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma = $124.99

Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W = $49.99

 

Grand Total: $494.90

 

These are all the parts he needs right now. I have everything else. What do you think. he will NOT by any means be overclocking the system. Gaming & browsing only.

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Get the 960t hand over fist.

The Asrock 970 a very good choice for no overclocking. Look for a motherboard with 8 phase power if you think he will ever upgrade to piledriver down the road. Unfortunately, I think the cheapest the Gigabyte 970A @ $109.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
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Why not a 4170 with a dvd burner? You'd save $1.99. tongue.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009
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change it to this

LITE-ON DVD Burner iHAS124-04 = $16.99
ASRock 990FX Extreme3= 129.99
HIS 6850 1GB = $139.99 ( 129.99 AR)
Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB DDR3 1600 = $42.00
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma = $124.99
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 = $65 ( 55 AR)
PRICE AFTER REBATE $499.00 AND WELL WORTH IT
    
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Get the 960t hand over fist.
The Asrock 970 a very good choice for no overclocking. Look for a motherboard with 8 phase power if you think he will ever upgrade to piledriver down the road. Unfortunately, I think the cheapest the Gigabyte 970A @ $109.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

Will the 970 extreme 4 have piledriver?
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996&Tpk=4100

get a 4100 !can be oc to 4.2 easy it is what amd do!if your person want to live stream and game just tell the person to use opencl solution (arcsoft,since it optimise gpu cpu balance so it will more heavily balance toward gpu and will only use cpu in very pointed aspect!)aside from this you friend should enjoy his system 550 is the minimum for powering if i recall so the other is right you might want to go to a 650 to be safe!
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960T vs the 4170?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996&Tpk=4100
get a 4100 !can be oc to 4.2 easy it is what amd do!if your person want to live stream and game just tell the person to use opencl solution (arcsoft,since it optimise gpu cpu balance so it will more heavily balance toward gpu and will only use cpu in very pointed aspect!)aside from this you friend should enjoy his system 550 is the minimum for powering if i recall so the other is right you might want to go to a 650 to be safe!

Just cause you can OC 4.2Ghz, dont mean its better. Just speed alone dont help the way the structure is done.
960T will out perform the 4100, by a long shot, at stock speeds. 1:1 clock, the 960T, pulls way ahead.

Stick with the 960T, dont worry about Piledriver just yet. Might replace your mobo by then.

As for the 960T vs the 4170? The 960T is still better.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996&Tpk=4100

get a 4100 !can be oc to 4.2 easy it is what amd do!if your person want to live stream and game just tell the person to use opencl solution (arcsoft,since it optimise gpu cpu balance so it will more heavily balance toward gpu and will only use cpu in very pointed aspect!)aside from this you friend should enjoy his system 550 is the minimum for powering if i recall so the other is right you might want to go to a 650 to be safe!

 

Im 100% sure the 550 is more then enough for this rig. I just wanted to make sure i was getting the best i could for under 500. I cant go over 500 at all or else it comes out of my pocket which I refuse as I am already donating a case + HDD to the cause.

 

I am ordering this next thursday so in the mean time I am going to watch for code n deals  to make it less for him

 

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Will the 970 extreme 4 have piledriver?

Yeah, all AM3+ have support for piledriver.
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