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Hey OC

A friend of mine is looking for a Gaming PC to play on but his budget isn't much and I set the budget as $500 but he's going to buy the CPU, Motherboard & Ram in the next few days and the rest when he can afford it.

He's going to use an old HDD, PSU and Dvd drive, I suggested he goes Caseless to buy the things he needs for $200.

Anyway, heres the build.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1wOAX

He'll add a Graphics card when he gets the money too, and probably extra ram.

Thanks!
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Shilka would go ape**** about that PSU. Advise him to get a decent one, for example this Seasonic. Trust me, you can't put a price on a good PSU. Otherwise, the priorities are in the right place, go for it.
 
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post #3 of 7
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He'll add a Graphics card when he gets the money too, and probably extra ram.

Perhaps go for 7770 instead of 7750, it's only like a 20$ difference and since he already has to wait with the purchase, why not wait slightly longer.
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post #4 of 7
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I still have a thermaltake litepower 700W PSU in my desktop.. I really need a better one before it blows everything up :/
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Joshhat View Post

Hey OC

A friend of mine is looking for a Gaming PC to play on but his budget isn't much and I set the budget as $500 but he's going to buy the CPU, Motherboard & Ram in the next few days and the rest when he can afford it.

He's going to use an old HDD, PSU and Dvd drive, I suggested he goes Caseless to buy the things he needs for $200.

Anyway, heres the build.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1wOAX

He'll add a Graphics card when he gets the money too, and probably extra ram.

Thanks!

I like the budget build. I don't know how much you will be focusing in its upgradeability, but components are solid.
post #6 of 7
The BP350 is cheap and kinda crappy, but it won't Fireball on you. And if your not overclocking it should run just fine.

Gingertron might be confusing the new BP series with the old ones. The old ones were renamed to VP, and the new BP is a bit better then the older ones. (still crap, but better crap). Now if you were to get a VP450, that could very well Fireball your computer, LOL.

Just some more info, the BP350 is made by Delta. They are one of the biggest, if not the biggest PSU manufacturer in the world and make decent PSUs.

An alternative would be a Corsair CX430. Those I believe are made by Seasonic and are very good quality, even have Samxon caps in them. Not sure what they cost in Australia but they are like $45 in the USA.
post #7 of 7
Since this is a budget build, is there any particular reason why you aren't going AMD? You can get the A6-6400K
for a couple dollars more on that website, and the onboard video is more than capable of playing a few games to hold him over in the meantime.
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