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Quote prices from newegg for me please (their prices are close enough reference to HK prices most of the time)

My friend's looking for a budget build for $600USD.

I was thinking for a brand new build a nice Trinity APU should suit him nicely as when I asked he plays COD -.-

anyhow; I also have an old unused X58 board lying around that I can sell to him cheaply/for free
would X58 be a better route or are there any other suggestions?

He'll need a new case, HDD's, basically the whole works

Thanks smile.gif

Edit:
silly me; everything for a working system short of mouse, keyboard, monitor and the OS wink.gif
Edited by Mr.Pie - 5/13/12 at 9:41pm
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By "the whole works", do you mean everything? Display, OS, keyboard, mouse, etc.

It is one thing to need the system at that budget, but the peripherals like the display really really impact everything.
    
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

By "the whole works", do you mean everything? Display, OS, keyboard, mouse, etc.
It is one thing to need the system at that budget, but the peripherals like the display really really impact everything.

oops
excluding the monitor, OS, keyboard and mouse tongue.gif

silly me
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This will give you an idea on what he can do, a little over budget but there are a few changes he can make.

He can swap out the processor for a Pentium Gxxx instead of a Core i, and also swap out the video card for something like a 6850 or GTX 560 Ti and save a few bucks.

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Under $600 build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($85.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $568.68

G850 and the i3-2100 will provide almost identical performance when gaming.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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