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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI A68HI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $338.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-19 23:42 EDT-0400

A ssd would be nice but his budget is tight and he wants to game also. Isnt the 860k + 260x much faster for $10 more ?

I don't think I am interested in the dell solution as he would want the warranty of buying new.
post #12 of 17
Ebay is awesome if you don't mind used parts, if you did go that route what I would recommend is that you look at old workstations because they come with beefy PSU's (efficiency probably sucks but they will delivery the wattage) and used ECC memory is always cheaper than desktop memory. I recently rebuilt a Precision T3500 as a gaming rig for my nephew, I threw a GTX960 in it and still spent less than $350.

But I can understand if you dont want to risk used parts of ebay, so here's my comment on the parts you have picked...

The X4 860K + 260X is a much better choice, I couldnt imagine enjoying any modern game on even the best APU. I would say get the X4-860K regardless because it's cheaper and you can always scale down or up the GPU purchase to fit his budget exactly. Even a $40 GT640 2gb offers better performance than the APU and wont steal memory for vram.
Edited by BinaryDemon - 10/20/15 at 5:42am
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
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A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI A68HI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silicon-power-internal-hard-drive-sp120gbss3s60s25]Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $338.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-19 23:42 EDT-0400

A ssd would be nice but his budget is tight and he wants to game also. Isnt the 860k + 260x much faster for $10 more ?

I don't think I am interested in the dell solution as he would want the warranty of buying new.
120 Gigs of storage for a gamer (much less anyone else) won't cut it.
And a warranty on a computer with no part costing more than $40 doesn't make sense.

I'm not trying to push you, or anyone else, into a used eBay computer, just pointing out what can be done very cheaply for anyone interested.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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post #14 of 17
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I have built ebay PCs and have used many parts from OCN marketplace or ebay in the past. I do not want to be contacted when a part fails. He is on disabled SSI and has a very fixed income. I told him the 860k+260x was much better for $50-70 but he's trying to see if he can stretch it.

My used purchases off the top of my head:

Q6600 - OCN (I used it 2+ years)
GTX 260 core 216 - Ebay (I used it 2+ years)
ATI HD5870 - OCN (I am still using it 3 years later)
i7 3770K - OCN (still use it)
Ballistix 4gb 800 mhz DDR2 - OCN
HD 4890 - ebay
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120 Gigs of storage for a gamer (much less anyone else) won't cut it.
And a warranty on a computer with no part costing more than $40 doesn't make sense.

I'm not trying to push you, or anyone else, into a used eBay computer, just pointing out what can be done very cheaply for anyone interested.
I specced the SSD because a 500GB HDD can be found for like $5.
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120 Gigs of storage for a gamer (much less anyone else) won't cut it.
And a warranty on a computer with no part costing more than $40 doesn't make sense.

I'm not trying to push you, or anyone else, into a used eBay computer, just pointing out what can be done very cheaply for anyone interested.
I specced the SSD because a 500GB HDD can be found for like $5.
Very true.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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He wants to stick to new components
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