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Ok so I'm planing a build for a friend who wants to get a gaming computer. He is one of the last two I want to convert and he wants a APU build cause low cost and he heard they were awesome and he wants that. We have a 2 TB HDD, dvd drive and 400r case sitting around so he will be using those extras. Though he is in the military I have suggested a ITX build in a tiny low cost case I saw on newegg. The computer will be used at home and in his room which will always be locked.

Any suggestions ?


Build 1 itx 6800K $390.17


Build 2 itx 760K $396.17


Build 3 with 400r case APU $337.26


Build 4 with 400r case 760K $340.43
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post #2 of 6
I would call build 4 if the size of the 400R isn't a problem tongue.gif

The 7770 is a bad ass little card
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Thats the one most likely to happen.

I threw in apu builds to go with his wishes and itx builds for what I would do.
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My second option would be 2, as I think it will perform best out of the mITX choices, and I can see the appeal; custom building an mITX case for myself at the moment smile.gif
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post #5 of 6
If he wants maximum performance, for his money, I'd suggest this build. FM2's are good processors, but don't be mistaken they are for good performance for EXTREME budgets, even $400 is high enough to skip up to AM3+, also both are soon to be replaced anyhow, so either way the ability to upgrade is limited unless you buy the FM2+ motherboard they have up for sale.

Although is size is a big concern then yes, FM2 would be the best option.


Motherboard($65) - BIOSTAR TA970 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372

PSU($40) - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

RAM($56 with promo code EMCXLWN43) - Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313353

CPU($110 with promo code EMCXLWV22) - AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

GPU($100) - HIS H777FN1G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161433

Total Price - $378 with shipping, rebates not included(if any).
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