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post #11 of 15
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Fair enough, but you still have errors in your pricing. Here, let me fix that for you.

 

 

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If he's not gonna get a combo deal on the 2120, he might as well get a 3225. It's within $10 of the crappier chip. If you wanna be a **** about it. But that's right, we're not allowed to make suggestions unless they're sub-$500. Which I notice you still haven't done. wink.gif

 
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post #12 of 15
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But that's right, we're not allowed to make suggestions unless they're sub-$500. Which I notice you still haven't done. wink.gif

But I did! Buy a cheap pre-built computer and slap a Radeon 7750 in it. Done! thumb.gif It will be a complete system for around $400 which includes Windows and keyboard/mouse and can play all games, albeit some at reduced quality. Can even score a $100 monitor making it a complete system for $500.

refurb Dell Inspiron 660s $297.98 shipped @Newegg
(also available at Dell Outlet for $279+tax)
Pentium G645 (2.9GHz dual core Sandy Bridge)
4GB DDR3 RAM (has dual slots but unknown if one stick or two 2GB sticks), 500GB 7200RPM HDD, DVDRW
gigabit Ethernet, B/G/N WiFi
Win8 64-bit
USB keyboard/mouse? (Dell Outlet specifies, Newegg does not for this but does for another 660s model they have)
220W PSU (suitable for a Radeon 7750)
supposedly it has the B75 chipset, so native USB 3.0 and one SATA 6Gb/s, supports Ivy Bridge and quads
14.8" x 10.43" x 3.94" in size, so qualifies as SFF
1 year warranty

Sapphire Radeon 7750 low profile
$109.99
free shipping
$10 rebate exp.4/15
$10 promo code EMCXSXR49 exp.4/7
=$89.99

Dell E2013H monitor
$99.99 with free shipping
20" 1600x900 resolution

Assuming no tax and able to use coupon code (by 4/7) and rebate...

$488 shipped
- under $500
- SFF
- complete computer including monitor, Windows, etc.
- upgradable


It doesn't support liquid cooling, but it does come with a huge duct/funnel to pipe cool air directly to the CPU. Is that OCN enough? tongue.gif
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post #13 of 15

Fair enough. thumbsupsmiley.png

 
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post #14 of 15
People may laugh at a refurb but you can pick up MSI HD7770 for $90 no tax free shipping from MSI store on amazon. The 7770 is ddr5 and typically benchmarks better than the 650.
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For a $500, budget gaming build, I'd strongly consider the AMD APU route. I put together a 5-minute config, which could absolutely be improved upon:
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