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post #1 of 14
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Ok so here's the deal my cousin is getting a job and he told me the first thing he wanted to buy was a computer after he saw the one I built. So i thought hey ill put one together for you and you can just give me the money and ill buy and build it for you. Me being myself also thought that this would be a great way to get rid of some older parts and give myself a little upgrade so i told him i'd sell him my parts for cheap. So we agreed on that and he told me that he didn't want to spend more than 600$ initially on the computer. So now i come to you guys to get some other takes on the build i put together for him. All replies are welcome. Mainly all he would be doing on this computer would be playing guild wars 2, League of Legends, Pangya. Thanks in advance!

Approximate Purchase Date: This month- or next month from now

Budget Range: Below 600$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Multimedia

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but Im open to others

Location: United States, Dallas, Texas

Parts Preferences: Not to picky

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: He said probably in the future like late this year or early next year

Your Monitor Resolution: I believe he told me 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Im selling him my old Graphics Card, 8Gigs of Ram, and my processor maybe when the pile driver chips come out if they offer better performance.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: He's upgrading from like a 5 year old laptop with intergrated graphics :cry: nuff said.

The build I put together for him:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (Im selling to him for 60$)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TA990FXE ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (Im selling to him for 20$)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card (Im selling to him for 100$)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $552.24

This is just a general rough build for now and is easily subject to change with prices but tell me what you guya think about this one please. There isn't a mechanical hard drive because he already has one laying around. And will 650 watts be enough to power 2 of the 6850's in crossfire? Umm that's about it for now give me any advice you would do to the standard build here or if you want design your own build and ill also take that into consideration. Thanks for all replies in advance!

My computer if you care. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 14
I'd try for a larger SSD, that's all.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post

I'd try for a larger SSD, that's all.

Ok thanks for the input! I also thought about that but i only intended to put his OS and maybe a game or 2 but yes i agree a bigger SSD might be in order. Im still open to suggestions from other points of view.
Edited by DishRagBoy - 9/5/12 at 6:24am
post #4 of 14
I'm a fan of the balance! Great build at $600.
post #5 of 14
Looks like a nice PC. I second the larger SSD request, 120gb models are getting as low as $80. 650w will be enough, yes, but it will be nearing the edge of its limits. Might I recommend this PSU for the quality we all know and love from Corsair at only a few $ more, and it's semi modular. A huge plus in any case, let alone a mid tower. My personal choice for a Mobo would be this, it has a ton of reviews, supports crossfire, and is much cheaper, which would allow for more money to be spent on, say, a PSU. Other than that, it looks like a fantastic budget build for sub-600! Good job selling him stuff for cheap by the way, none of my friends to that mad.gif

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post #6 of 14
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Looks like a nice PC. I second the larger SSD request, 120gb models are getting as low as $80. 650w will be enough, yes, but it will be nearing the edge of its limits. Might I recommend this PSU for the quality we all know and love from Corsair at only a few $ more, and it's semi modular. A huge plus in any case, let alone a mid tower. My personal choice for a Mobo would be this, it has a ton of reviews, supports crossfire, and is much cheaper, which would allow for more money to be spent on, say, a PSU. Other than that, it looks like a fantastic budget build for sub-600! Good job selling him stuff for cheap by the way, none of my friends to that mad.gif
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Thanks! I agree a SSD is now like the new metas for computer building lol but I bought him a regular mech drive that was on sale for 50 on newegg today. But I'll tell him he should really invest in a ssd later on in the year. PSU wise I might think about changing since I saved some money on the hard drive. But the only problem is that the graphics card I sold him have 2pci-e slots for power. And if he crossfired he needs 4 pci-e power cables. And the mobo you posted is the PSU you posed lol. But yeah he's a prett cool cousin plus I want to upgrade my comp a little. XD
post #7 of 14
it is shapping up to be a soild build
post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by DishRagBoy View Post

And the mobo you posted is the PSU you posed lol. But yeah he's a prett cool cousin plus I want to upgrade my comp a little. XD
Crap, does this fix it? If you need a PSU with 4 connectors, I would still recommend the Corsair series if you're willing to fork out for them.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by IronDoq View Post

Crap, does this fix it? If you need a PSU with 4 connectors, I would still recommend the Corsair series if you're willing to fork out for them.

Yeah it did. And i chose that board at first but it looks like it only supports 1 16x pci-e slot. Or does it have two plus would one 16x slot and a 8x slot slow down crossfire performance??
post #10 of 14
It has a pcix16 slot and a x8 slot, for if you're going to be running crossifre it will go 8x 8x. Cards today don't have the potential to fill that much bandwidth, so it will not slow down performance any noticable ammount.
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