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post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by cam51037 View Post

I'd get a different brand GPU.

XFX's are known to have many problems. I'd rather recommend something like a Sapphire card, or even ASUS for it's cooling for this build.

If you want the best support and overall best brand card though, I'd get a NVIDIA card made by EVGA. I think most people will agree, hands down, that EVGA is one of the best, if not the best GPU making brands for support and components.
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Originally Posted by dklic6 View Post

Lol! Asus is a nightmare to RMA with. OP you can make this build with quality parts for less that 1,200.

Ditch the XFX card

hows this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025

its $280 if I get the newegg warranty extension to 5 years.

I can probably do this if I shift some other costs around
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post #22 of 50
You can get a motherboard that is suited to the build for $100.

It will come with a 3 year warranty.

IF it stops working between 3 to 5 years you can buy another one with the $150 saved, you'll then have another 3 years warranty equalling 6, with $50 saved.

When you only need basic features, is not very logical to pay 2.5X the initial cost for 2 years extra warranty, and practically nothing else you'll utilise.
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post #23 of 50
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Cut your motherboard cost in half, get some 2133 gskill ddr for less than half, get her a diamond 7950/70(five year warranty) and a 256gb ssd which is only $150. Grab a $60-70 dollar refurb 1.5tb Seagate drive from newegg (five year warranty) and get her K cpu for cookie cutter oc.

links please???

I haven't been able to find any of these deals, lol i'm not too good at this obviously
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post #24 of 50
I thought all gamers were girls ?
post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by LavishB View Post

Cut your motherboard cost in half, get some 2133 gskill ddr for less than half, get her a diamond 7950/70(five year warranty) and a 256gb ssd which is only $150. Grab a $60-70 dollar refurb 1.5tb Seagate drive from newegg (five year warranty) and get her K cpu for cookie cutter oc.

words to listen to^
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post #26 of 50
Get a K series CPU and teach her how to overclock
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post #27 of 50
I'll put a build together
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post #28 of 50
Cant link atm.
Gskill ares 2133 newegg
Samsung 830/840 amazon or san disk extreme also at newegg
Asus gene series boards are quality and will save you a bunch
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post #29 of 50
Is there a microcenter near you? If so, ignore the cpu/mobo costs and subtract about $70-$90 from that.

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post #30 of 50
- I would get a K-series i5, even if you/she won't overclock it: It will have a MUCH higher resale value down the road, and years from now when games start needing more CPU power, extra free performance is available.

- Less expensive G.Skill memory still come with lifetime warranties, like the Ares and Ripjaws X lines. For a platform that is surprisingly unaffected by RAM speed and timings, expensive memory really isn't worth it.

- If she is concerned about long warranties, she also probably wants a reasonably future-proof setup too: I'd make the jump to a 7950... or bare minimum a 7870.

- Corsair's HX line of PSUs carry a 7-year warranty. You could save a lot of money by getting a less powerful PSU that would still be under warranty after the rest of the PC is out-dated.

- Intel 520 series and Samsung 840 Pro SSDs have 5-year warranties, versus the OCZ's 3-year.
 
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