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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys so my friend wants a gaming PC so i suggested building it, his budget is 1k and he also needs a monitor, mouse and keyboard.
He will play lots of browser games, minecraft (probably lots of mods and more) and lots of different steam games, a few to name are portal, sonic gens, and more.
I was wondering if the people of overclock can help me find him the best parts for his budget, please reply asap smile.gif
post #2 of 10
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come one anyone bump
post #3 of 10
Calm down. It's only been half an hour, you have to wait at least 12 hours to bump

Any ways, does he play any intensive games? As listed above, I'm going to assume no, unless you tell me otherwise.

Does he need an OS?

Does he live near a Microcenter?

When will you guys buy the parts?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Calm down. It's only been half an hour, you have to wait at least 12 hours to bump

Any ways, does he play any intensive games? As listed above, I'm going to assume no, unless you tell me otherwise.

Does he need an OS?

Does he live near a Microcenter?

When will you guys buy the parts?
oh ok sorry just want an answer asap xD
well not that I know of,he said those games above "and more" I asked him if he plays FPS and he says he doesn't like shooters so nothing like that, probably MMO's? I don't know.
Yes he will need an OS as well :T
That I do not know but he is willing to order online
I showed him Newegg and US NCIX, I also directed him to iBuyPower and CyberPower, although he doesn't know about parts he just wants something that'll do what he needs to do.
post #5 of 10
I asked about game intensity because for all you know, he could be spending $300 on a graphics card to play league of legends. Intensive doesn't mean FPS games, just look at the Counter Strike series, it's not intensive at all.

If he needs all of those peripherals and OS, that's gonna bring the cost of the computer only to about ~$750-800.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by DawnBladeDN View Post

oh ok sorry just want an answer asap xD
well not that I know of,he said those games above "and more" I asked him if he plays FPS and he says he doesn't like shooters so nothing like that, probably MMO's? I don't know.
Yes he will need an OS as well :T
That I do not know but he is willing to order online
I showed him Newegg and US NCIX, I also directed him to iBuyPower and CyberPower, although he doesn't know about parts he just wants something that'll do what he needs to do.

CPU- AMD Fx-6300 $139.99
MOBO-ASROCK 990fx Extreme3-$119.99
Case- Cooler Master storm scout-$79.99
HDD-Seagate Barracuda 1TB-$74.99
GPU- GTX 650 Ti or maybe a Radeon 7850- ~$169.99
PSU-OCZ ZT series 700w or corsair TX650- $89.99
Memory- Corsair XMS 8GB- $74.99
OS-Windows 8-$99.99
~$849.92 before rebates
Keyboard- Razer Arctosa-$44.99
Mouse- Logitech G9x or Razer Naga Hex- ~$69.99
Monitor- Newegg always has a refurbished monitor for less than $100


Starting point......can possibly find a less expensive case I just chose the CM storm Scout as I have one and it is a nice case.....Less expensive MOBO options too but with the Fx-6300 Vishera CPU the 990fx chipset is a little more dependable than the 970 (I know this from personal experience with my FX-8350)...PSU could possible be dropped for a diff manufacturer at a less expensive price but OCZ and Corsair have been very good Manufacturers to me.........
Edited by Dgeorge1617 - 5/30/13 at 8:32pm
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post #7 of 10
Your friend doesn't sound too technical, so I decided against creating a build with anything overclockable (like the Intel i5-3570K or any AMD chip) in favor of a pure "set-and-forget" configuration that still has enough performance to last a few years.

Note that I covered everything except the monitor and input devices, as they're too reliant on personal taste and availability to spec from afar. However, the remaining $234.92 from your $1000 budget should be enough to get a decent 1920x1080 monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.17 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $765.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 23:32 EDT-0400)
Edited by svenge - 5/30/13 at 8:40pm
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

I asked about game intensity because for all you know, he could be spending $300 on a graphics card to play league of legends. Intensive doesn't mean FPS games, just look at the Counter Strike series, it's not intensive at all.

If he needs all of those peripherals and OS, that's gonna bring the cost of the computer only to about ~$750-800.
I honestly do not know what he plays, ill have to ask him specifically for everything
oh ok the price isnt that bad, his budget is 1k smile.gif
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Your friend doesn't sound too technical, so I decided against creating a build with anything overclockable (like the Intel i5-3570K or any AMD chip) in favor of a pure "set-and-forget" configuration that still has enough performance to last a few years.

Note that I covered everything except the monitor and input devices, as they're too reliant on personal taste and availability to spec from afar. However, the remaining $234.92 from your $1000 budget should be enough to get a decent 1920x1080 monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.17 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $765.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 23:32 EDT-0400)
sounds perfect for him thank you very much will show it too him smile.gif
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Dgeorge1617 View Post

CPU- AMD Fx-6300 $139.99
MOBO-ASROCK 990fx Extreme3-$119.99
Case- Cooler Master storm scout-$79.99
HDD-Seagate Barracuda 1TB-$74.99
GPU- GTX 650 Ti or maybe a Radeon 7850- ~$169.99
PSU-OCZ ZT series 700w or corsair TX650- $89.99
Memory- Corsair XMS 8GB- $74.99
OS-Windows 8-$99.99
~$849.92 before rebates
Keyboard- Razer Arctosa-$44.99
Mouse- Logitech G9x or Razer Naga Hex- ~$69.99
Monitor- Newegg always has a refurbished monitor for less than $100


Starting point......can possibly find a less expensive case I just chose the CM storm Scout as I have one and it is a nice case.....Less expensive MOBO options too but with the Fx-6300 Vishera CPU the 990fx chipset is a little more dependable than the 970 (I know this from personal experience with my FX-8350)...PSU could possible be dropped for a diff manufacturer at a less expensive price but OCZ and Corsair have been very good Manufacturers to me.........
thank you very much mate! biggrin.gif ill show this to him smile.gif
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