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i dont know how to fit an 8+2 power phase board in the budget. I am 6.00 off from his budget already. the board I chose is a 4+1 but I can 100% guarantee there will be NO OC. I dont want to go from a 6870 to a 6850

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post #12 of 20
I see nothing wrong with the build that you originally posted. It is a very good computer for the price.
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post #13 of 20
I wouldn't change a thing..maybe the mobo..but that adds cost..

Oh..and the RAM..I'd get this RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094
 
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post #14 of 20
the main build looks great, keep the 960T.. as for OC, it hits 4.2 with ease as well and unlocks to an x6 a lot of the time. how ever you said he will not be, and in that case the 960T is still better performance wise..
post #15 of 20
just did a build started with a 500$ and spent 2500$ everyone starts out saying just to game and browse once your hooked you spend spend spend thats pretty cool that your helping him build i just donated a 932 to my cuz so he can build of course i could have sold it or kept it for parts its better to give then receive
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post #16 of 20
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Yeah he wants to game with me on PC but he is young so cash is short handed. I bought a case Zalman Z11 for $50.00 and I snagged that Seagate barracuda for $100.00 + my other copy of windows 7 i paid 100.00 for i think 250.00 for free is a fair deal.

 


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 4/28/12 at 4:30pm
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post

Yeah he wants to game with me on PC but he is young so cash is short handed. I bought a case Zalman Z11 for $50.00 and I snagged that Seagate barracuda for $100.00 + my other copy of windows 7 i paid 100.00 for i think 250.00 for free is a fair deal.

shi*t if its free it for me yaaaa check out my rig what you think about that
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post #18 of 20
If the primary purpose is gaming AND he's not overclocking, Intel is a better budget option for CPU/Mobo.

H61 Mobo (no USB 3.0 or SATA3, but you're not planning on using those anyway):
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66933&vpn=GA%2DH61M%2DDS2&manufacture=Gigabyte

+

i3-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

Total for both i3 + H61 mobo = $164, $50 less than the 960T+970mobo you're considering and in addition the i3 performs better in games because of the better per-core performance. Although the i3 is a dual-core, it also has hyperthreading, which will keep it competitive in quad-core optimized programs. A great way to save money on a gaming rig.

There's also the same H61 + an i5-2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

Total for both = $249

The i5 is a true quad core like the Phenom II you have selected, but more modern and far more powerful. It will be significantly better in gaming, but costs $34 more than the Phenom II + 970 & $85 more than the i3+H61.

Edit:
You can also save $12 on memory (H61s are only rated for 1333mhz anyway):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086
And $20 on PSU (the Antec below is on par or slightly superior in quality to the Rosewill Greens):
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1058
And this 6870 is the same price after rebate (though costs more upfront) but comes with a bit quieter fan configuration:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

If you go with the i3 & the stuff I added in the edit you can save about $80, which will cover the extra up-front cost on the 6870 in the edit & a good gaming mouse. I always recommend my beloved Mionix Naos 3200. Also, free shipping from us.ncix.com comes only with orders over $50, so if you get the Antec PSU but not the Gigabyte H61, there might be some shipping costs.
Edited by MisterFred - 4/29/12 at 9:41am
    
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post #19 of 20
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i dont know how to fit an 8+2 power phase board in the budget. I am 6.00 off from his budget already. the board I chose is a 4+1 but I can 100% guarantee there will be NO OC. I dont want to go from a 6870 to a 6850

you'll never know he might turn out like you someday, get a better board, and OC the 960T. why deny him the possibility of getting this . . .

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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!

No way. The worst-case scenario with a 960T is that he ends up with a 4 GHz quad-core, and a Phenom II quad at 4.0 beats a quad-core Bulldozer at 4.2 every time. If he unlocks and gets a stable X6 at that speed, it's not even close.
     
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