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Hey all, my little cousin is 12 years old. im going to teach how to build computers and overclock etc.. He has been a hardcore gamer since he was 7 (believe it or not). I need some help deciding what part to buy since its a bit restrictive. about 700-800 to spend USDA. I need a monitor along with it at 1920x1200.

My plan is likley to use AMD/Radeon products since im restricted in price.

Thanks!
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1TB WD Caviar Black Crucial M4 Segate Barracuda 2TB H100I 
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Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27 2560x1440 Razer Black Widow Corsair HX 1050 
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I'll give you a generic template and you can fill in the rest!

CPU: Vishera x4 and up
GPU:7850 or 7870/ GTX 660-GTX 660ti ( Choose these cards if you can find at a good price, 6870, 6950, gtx 480, 560ti, 580)
Ram-Anything 8gb 1600mhz and up
Case: Whatever you like
HDD: 1tb HDD and if you can, squeeze in a 120-128gb SSD
Cooling: air(hyper 212+ evo, NH D14, PH-TC14PE) / water( H60, H80, Water2.0, ECL 120-tb etc)
Power supply: Enermax, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, Antec (pick what you like)
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Western Digital LG super multi lightscribe Corsair H50 with Coolermaster R4 in push/pull Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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23" Acer LED 60hz $8 local computer store brand Corsair 750TX CM 690 II 
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AMD Phenom II 955 BE Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire 6870 Gskill RipJaws DDR3 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital LG super multi lightscribe Corsair H50 with Coolermaster R4 in push/pull Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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23" Acer LED 60hz $8 local computer store brand Corsair 750TX CM 690 II 
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Originally Posted by jpdaballa View Post

Hey all, my little cousin is 12 years old. im going to teach how to build computers and overclock etc.. He has been a hardcore gamer since he was 7 (believe it or not). I need some help deciding what part to buy since its a bit restrictive. about 700-800 to spend USDA. I need a monitor along with it at 1920x1200.
My plan is likley to use AMD/Radeon products since im restricted in price.
Thanks!

1920 x 1200 are going extinct
there are far more 1920 x 1080 and their much cheaper.
    
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amd Phenom II x6 1090T gigabye UD7 990FX 5870 G.skill flare 2 x 4gbs 2000mhz  
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westerdigital cooler master eisberg 240L Vista 64 bit spceptre 1920 x 1200 
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muli-media ftw lol 1200 watt silverstone none another cheap one $20 
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none ATi 650 pro theater  
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amd Phenom II x6 1090T gigabye UD7 990FX 5870 G.skill flare 2 x 4gbs 2000mhz  
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westerdigital cooler master eisberg 240L Vista 64 bit spceptre 1920 x 1200 
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muli-media ftw lol 1200 watt silverstone none another cheap one $20 
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none ATi 650 pro theater  
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Yea my first thought was "why 1920 x 1200?" They are twice the price of 1920x1080 options.


CPU/MOBO/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1094285
combo comes with free 2x4GB RAM kit. FX-6300 + 970 UD3 $235

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473
Powercolor HD7850 2GB $185

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167127
Intel 330 series 240GB $140 (big enough to skip a mechy for now)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
Capstone 450W $65 (ample clean power for a single GPU build)

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014298
BenQ 21.5" for $100

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112238
use 30% off code. lian Li LanCool = $54 (great deal on a great case)

$789 shipped.
Edited by mdocod - 11/21/12 at 10:32pm
     
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Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
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logitec M235 
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^ Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up, those recommendations may as well be irrelevant as OP has some deal hunting to do biggrin.gif

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