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post #31 of 41
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most likely gonna try that, ty
post #32 of 41
I'll take a 5% commission on the money you save!

Put it in a box for me and spend it on beer at the weekend.... thumbsupsmiley.png

Need anymore help then feel free to nudge me, keep us updated, would like to know how it all goes.
post #33 of 41
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-ASUS-P6T-Deluxe-LGA-1366-Intel-X58-ATX-Intel-Motherboard-/330788447814?pt=AU_Components&hash=item4d04872646#ht_4496wt_906

this mobo + 970 + case, ram, psu, ssd and the rest + GTX 670 would cost about $700 and BTW I don't drink, smoke or take drugs tongue.gif
post #34 of 41
That would be a good choice... didn't realise you were in Oz!

Put the $300 to your next upgrade then!

Keep us in the loop, will be good to know that this machine of old bits can keep up with a brand-new expensive one!
post #35 of 41
In my country, building a i5 3570k with a 670 costs about $2000 mellowsmiley.gif
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post #36 of 41
So you want to give your gtx 580 to your parents and buy a gtx 670 for yourself.
Big waste of money imo. Just keep the 580.
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post #37 of 41
So basically you're building a computer for your parents just to show off that a custom PC can do a lot more than a prebuilt one? ph34r-smiley.gif

Unless they're hardcore gamers, ignore the 670. Now. Haters can go hate.
Unless they're hardcore gamers, ignore the 3570K. - // -

I'd rather get a 2120, 60gig Crucial M4 (or any SSD, this is still the most important part of them all performance-wise!!!), random ram (doesn't matter if its 4Gb or 8Gb, they wont use it all anyways, but it wont cost that much more anyways, 1066, 1333 or 1600MHz wont make any difference most likely).
After that, a *silent* processor cooler (no need for a strong one, just a one that has good reviews for its noise levels).
Then, 7850 if either of your parents play games every now and then. If games hardly ever, onboard or like 7770.

Any H68 or H77 MB, one that happens to be on sale and doesn't look like a brand that will blow on your face.
Dunno how much your parents download movies or store their pictures on their HDD, get one that suits their need in size.

Leftover moneys you can donate to me.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by XtremePhysX View Post

Yeah true, but I just thought I give them my GPU and take the 670 for myself but if I was to build it only for them I think Id go with a $500 max system. My parents like to buy laptops from a store because they think it's less headaches when it comes to warranty, they just take it to the store and get it fixed. My dad bought a $1600 laptop for my brother and it uses onboard intel graphics, 15" screen, and other terrible specs... I really want to convince them how superior a custom built pc is, compared to a one bought from a shop so hopefully they let me build this for them.

If you want to show them how much superior it is, do not be spending $400 on a GPU for yourself. If they are only web browsing and doing basic computer tasks, get a Trinity Chip with a SSD. And show them how fast a good desktop can be at a fraction of the price... rolleyes.gif

For basic tasks, it is pretty naive to get an i5. If it was my money I would be ticked if my child built me a PC that I didnt need. xD
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post #39 of 41
I don't really even consider that "skimping"

That is a high end build. The lower end of high end, but definitely not a budget rig

You could far cheaper and still be good to go for gaming.
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post #40 of 41
I dont want to derail this thread but, why not get a A10 APU and 7870 or something similar? Cheaper, still powerful and very cost effective. I mean I have a A6 APU with a 6670 and a cheap 400w PSU and I can still play sleeping dogs. Just saying, there are plenty of ways to make this much much cheaper.
    
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