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My boyfriend is looking to build a new computer, and im a little out of the game. Anyone want to post a suggested build or two?

He's got a monitor, keyboard and mouse. He needs
Motherboard
RAM
CPU
Video Card
Power supply
Hard drive and solid state
DVD drive
Speakers
Headphones

And he's got $1000 for it. Thanks,
Edited by CorporalAris - 2/6/13 at 9:51am
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definitely suggest SSD for sure, if he has any old HDD's load them up as spares and save large files to it instead of the SSD etc.

Depending on his needs though will bloat the price of the build. I am doing very well with only 119 GB of total HDD space, with a 500GB HDD Internal for my personal needs (My wife has a number of 1TB drives for data backups, Photos of kids etc.


what kind of stuff does he do with the PC? anything specific or just Gaming etc.
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For a motherboard I used to have one of these on my second PC and it was pretty sweet as well as looking fantastic. Obviously cheaper on your side of the pond. http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Z68-Extreme4-Motherboard-Technology/dp/B005FE52X6
This is a great budget case http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xigmatek/Midgard_2/4.html
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oh does he need a case?

what resolution does he game at?
Edited by StormX2 - 2/5/13 at 5:33pm
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LL

not a bad PC right there and you get 40 back

can easily tweak things around too, like an AMD card instead , different ram, but Mobo and Proc is pretty good unless he needs i7's
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LL

not a bad PC right there and you get 40 back

can easily tweak things around too, like an AMD card instead , different ram, but Mobo and Proc is pretty good unless he needs i7's

Correct me if I'm wrong (extremly possible) but isnt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484 the same performance for $70 less?
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yah i like the ati cards these days, but ive not used them so I can vouch one way or the other
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oh does he need a case?

what resolution does he game at?

The OP says he has a monitor, keyboard and mouse. A case is handy to mount your components in otherwise they look untidy on your desk. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by PinzaC55 View Post

The OP says he has a monitor, keyboard and mouse. A case is handy to mount your components in otherwise they look untidy on your desk. rolleyes.gif

lol, yes I did read that.

However, it also doesn't say things like Hard Drives. So as you can see with my recommendation, I put in the SSD even though it was not stated that it was needed or not.

Secondly Only the coolest kids rock the Mobo Box for a case. Maybe hes a cool kid?

He might just so happen to be able to use his old case like a pro. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

definitely suggest SSD for sure, if he has any old HDD's load them up as spares and save large files to it instead of the SSD etc.

Depending on his needs though will bloat the price of the build. I am doing very well with only 119 GB of total HDD space, with a 500GB HDD Internal for my personal needs (My wife has a number of 1TB drives for data backups, Photos of kids etc.


what kind of stuff does he do with the PC? anything specific or just Gaming etc.
I will absolutely suggest a SSD. Gaming is the plan for this machine. He's already got Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, The Witcher 2 etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PinzaC55 View Post

For a motherboard I used to have one of these on my second PC and it was pretty sweet as well as looking fantastic. Obviously cheaper on your side of the pond. http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Z68-Extreme4-Motherboard-Technology/dp/B005FE52X6
This is a great budget case http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xigmatek/Midgard_2/4.html
Thank you ill be looking in to these.
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

lol, yes I did read that.

However, it also doesn't say things like Hard Drives. So as you can see with my recommendation, I put in the SSD even though it was not stated that it was needed or not.

Secondly Only the coolest kids rock the Mobo Box for a case. Maybe hes a cool kid?

He might just so happen to be able to use his old case like a pro. thumb.gif
we wanted to use his old case, but it's a viao in a bizarre case format so no dice.

He's got the monitor Keyboard and mouse, im looking for everything else. Thank you all for the suggestions, the help is appreciated and I'll let you know how it's going.
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