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So I'm building a pc for a friend and his budget is about $650. I don't care if it's Intel, AMD, nVidia, or ATI. He's just wanting a PC that can do decent gaming. Here's what I have for him so far.

Will be buying most parts online.

Updated Link:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3h9xX

Note: I'm not to knowledgeable on AMD CPUs so if anyone can help, that'll be great.

Edit: He wants to be able to play at 1080p in games like Battlefield. Of course he won't be able to max out the settings. Also, possible over clocking for both GPU and CPU.

Windows is not needed in the price
Edited by Sfdpiggy1 - 3/27/14 at 10:11am
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1) are you looking to OC
2) what resolution
3)primary place where you will be buying from
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Always buy a dual channel ram kit rather than a single big stick.

Also that WD red hard drive would be a mistake,I would go with a 7200 rpm blue drive.

Don't forget windows if it's needed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post

Always buy a dual channel ram kit rather than a single big stick.

Also that WD red hard drive would be a mistake,I would go with a 7200 rpm blue drive.

Don't forget windows if it's needed.


and to add this,

for that price on your 5400 rpm HDD, you can find a 7200 RPM at the same price

and also
Red drives are designed for a NAS and RAID environment
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post #5 of 11
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He wants to be able to play at 1080p in games like Battlefield. Of course he won't be able to max out the settings. Also, possible over clocking for both GPU and CPU.

Also, all the parts will be ordered online from the cheapest retailer.
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If you are planning on buying the Corsair Builder series PSU, you can probably get away with the 500W version and save a bit of money. Ive seen the 500W go on sale for as low as $30 with MIR. I have used the 500W builder series with a 3570K and AMD 6870 and I have had no trouble

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I recommend: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3h4U5

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $650.16

Added FM2+ motherboard for future upgrades a faster hard drive and a better psu smile.gif
Edited by ozlay - 3/26/14 at 5:49pm
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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/IMKR/saved/4beR

add ~~ $14 for optical drive (you should never pay more than 15 for one, as there are plenty for 15 or less)

something like this can also work. (or swap the 750ti for a r7 265)

and u still have $~~~70 room

so you can get a better GPU if u want.
Edited by IMKR - 3/26/14 at 5:57pm
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozlay View Post

I recommend: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3h4U5

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $650.16

Added FM2+ motherboard for future upgrades a faster hard drive and a better psu smile.gif

So the 450w Gold PSU you recommend is better than the 600w Bronze that I had? I understand it's bronze vs gold, but will the 150w power difference be a problem. (He doesn't plan on SLI'ing, but will probably overclock the CPU and GPU slightly)
Quote:
Originally Posted by IMKR View Post

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/IMKR/saved/4beR

add ~~ $14 for optical drive (you should never pay more than 15 for one, as there are plenty for 15 or less)

You added a different CPU/Motherboard for about $50 more. How much of a performance increase is there with these than the ones I had?
Edited by Sfdpiggy - 3/26/14 at 8:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sfdpiggy View Post

So the 450w Gold PSU you recommend is better than the 600w Bronze that I had? I understand it's bronze vs gold, but will the 150w power difference be a problem. (He doesn't plan on SLI'ing, but will probably overclock the CPU and GPU slightly)

a 450w is plenty for that setup even with an overclocked cpu and gpu as long as your not overvolting the gpu
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