Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Budget build for friends father
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Budget build for friends father

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Building a budget PC for my friends father. He has always had the same slow build for years that is, sad..

At first we were just looking for a cheap build with onboard video, but then after seeing how cheap I could put together a nice dual core build, we decided to add a cheap video card..
What does everyone think of this build? I'm ready to order now.
He already has a newer dvd burner, keyboard/mouse/monitor/speakers..

Btw we are not concerned about the case.. This pc will be built, then it will go in his office where it will sit for years to come...

500 gig WD 16meg cache drive $65 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

AMD x2 7750 Kuma 2.7ghz $60 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300

G.skill 2x2gb 5-5-5-15 1066 memory $53 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

BIOSTAR A760G microatx board $65+ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138138

Biostar HD4650 512mb $60+ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141088

OCZ 500w psu $60 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012

And I found a case for $22, arctic silver 5 for $7, and a 120mm and 2 80mm's for the case

Total comes to $423 shipped
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just found this combo deal on the cpu I wanted to get, and a 600w ocz psu, for the same price with combo and $5 off with promo code

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.174809
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Stay away from OCZ PSU's, go with your original plan.
Middle Class
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1100t @ 3.2 GHz Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 @ 970 Core/1170 Mem Corsair Dominator 2x4GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Samsung Syncmaster P2370 Deck "The Legend" Fire 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 Cooler Master HAF 932 Steelseries Xai Wood 
  hide details  
Reply
Middle Class
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1100t @ 3.2 GHz Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 @ 970 Core/1170 Mem Corsair Dominator 2x4GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Samsung Syncmaster P2370 Deck "The Legend" Fire 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 Cooler Master HAF 932 Steelseries Xai Wood 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by T3hFurious1 View Post
Stay away from OCZ PSU's, go with your original plan.
What psu would you recommend for this build? Doing whatever we can to save money

will most likely never overclock
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
here's a good one:
http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...roducts_id=103

it's more than enough for multiple cards
   
Ivy's Panther
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Ivy's Panther
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Looks like a solid build for an office PC. Good choice on the WD AAKS drive.

You'd be better off with this PSU ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703017
The Byte Mogul
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.0Ghz, 1.216v EP45-UD3P v1.1 XFX GTX260 2x 2GB GSkill Pi Black 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1x 250GB, PERC 6/i RAID5 4x F4 2TB Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell u2311h $3 Microcenter Cheap-O 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TPN-750 CM590 Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
The Byte Mogul
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.0Ghz, 1.216v EP45-UD3P v1.1 XFX GTX260 2x 2GB GSkill Pi Black 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1x 250GB, PERC 6/i RAID5 4x F4 2TB Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell u2311h $3 Microcenter Cheap-O 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TPN-750 CM590 Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Looks nice... But i still don't get it, why would a workstation need any video card at all? isn't it better to keep those extra bucks, or just get a PhII x3 , that will perform better , cause you need multitasking and speed , not hd videos and gaming for office work.

710 Combo or 720 combo will handle anything you need.If you want something cheaper , get the same cpu with a 780g or 780v like this for instance Foxconn A7VMX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

And CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX for a guaranteed quality PSU
KazeRyu
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom™ II X4 20 @ 3.2Ghz(1.4v)/2.2Ghz NB(1... Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P Sapphire HD 7850  4x2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2xHitachi 500GB LG DVD±RW (LS) Cooler Master V6 Microsoft Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Edition 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 2ms Asus VW193D 19" 5ms Logitech® EasyCall™ Cordless Keyboard Zalman ZM500-HP 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
ThermalTake V3 Gigabyte GA-M6880 Acme Radiotechnika S30B 
  hide details  
Reply
KazeRyu
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom™ II X4 20 @ 3.2Ghz(1.4v)/2.2Ghz NB(1... Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P Sapphire HD 7850  4x2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2xHitachi 500GB LG DVD±RW (LS) Cooler Master V6 Microsoft Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Edition 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 2ms Asus VW193D 19" 5ms Logitech® EasyCall™ Cordless Keyboard Zalman ZM500-HP 500 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
ThermalTake V3 Gigabyte GA-M6880 Acme Radiotechnika S30B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akisame View Post
Looks nice... But i still don't get it, why would a workstation need any video card at all? isn't it better to keep those extra bucks, or just get a PhII x3 , that will perform better , cause you need multitasking and speed , not hd videos and gaming for office work.

I should have clarified, its not really a 'office pc', just a home pc.

My friends dad isn't really into pc's much, he has only recently started to get into email and using the internet a lot...

He will probably never game, but it doesn't hurt to have a cheap card to game if he wants..

We just today got the pc built, threw WoW on it and went to full settings to check it out. Runs pretty damn nice!

Not a bad build imo for $400.. I'm probably gonna build myself a pc based 'around' this build except get a 4870 or better
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD phenom II 965be c3 MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 MSI 6870 MSI 6870 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB G.SKILL 1600@8-8-8-24 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows 7 22" AOC LED monitor, and a 22" LCD dell.  
Power
OCZ StealthXStream 700w 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Budget build for friends father