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Man... you guys are all awesome. I'll be passing out reps in a second here. This is where the builds at now - changed ASROCK to ASUS, change PSU to antec, changed ram to what xd_1771 suggested, changed PSU to less powerful/less wattage. Look good? I guess I could afford a cheap dedicated card for him with this, but I heard this integrated card is pretty good (ATI Radeon HD 4250)

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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by dscroggs4 View Post
If he just needs something for the internet and browsing...basic PC use..

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ECSBareboneKit

upgrade the ram to 4 gigs your under 300 bucks 2.4 Ghz quad core Phenom X4

If you want to stick with the chip and board you picked out 2 things. Microcenter is running a promo with all amd chips get a free board and upgrade for 20-30 bucks if you have one near you it's instore only. Secondly get a small HD and a smaller PSU doesn't need what you are putting in there for basic use it's overkill save 30 bucks on the PSU and the HD get a 500 gig and a sunbeam or coolmaster PSU, I'd probably pick a cheaper case to, you could easily get this to under 400, or go with the tigerdirect kit and spend 250.
Good call! He doesn't have an operating system on his list either so that's more money unless he has one already.
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post #33 of 39
that looks solid , couple adjastments and u can fit good GPU easy
cpu
psu
ram
mobo
hdd
case+dvd
gpu
grand total : 480$ including shipping+tax
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post #34 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by RabbitGT View Post
that looks solid , couple adjastments and u can fit good GPU easy
cpu
psu
ram
mobo
hdd
case+dvd
gpu
grand total : 480$ including shipping+tax
I actually prefer the Blitz case to the antec 300 due to better cable management options and the black interior.

This looks like a good build to me. Both the ram xd suggested or the Team ram that rabbit posted are good sets. The Team stuff looks fun to play with to me.
Edited by Badwrench - 2/19/11 at 6:47am
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post #35 of 39
Phenom II x4 925 + Patriot Gamer 2 1600 CL9 - $165, $155 AR
I just found this deal last night! You can get an L3 cache Phenom II and some nice RAM for not much more than your current combo

Rabbit: That HEC Blitz + DVD drive combo looks golden, reminds me during the times of that awesome NZXT M59 + DVD combo from November I suggested a lot
post #36 of 39
The Phenom II X4 840 isn't a true phenom no L3 cache. Look at a Phenom II X4 820 or the Phenom II X4 925 xd linked in a combo
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post #37 of 39
Here's a neat little MicroATX build idea:

Rana X3 + 2x2GB 1600-8-8-8 combo w/$20MIR

HEC MicroATX case + Optical drive

Previously discussed 380W PSU

GT430 for only $50! no brainer!

Asus 780L

7200RPM 500GB Seagate

That's $362 after MIRs. Dirt cheap, good quality, and plenty powerful for this.

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post #38 of 39
i agree with all those who said stick to x4, in the coming years, your dad will thank you for the quad core.
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post #39 of 39
You can get HEC Blitz and DVD drive and get $5 off similar to the mATX case - the Blitz would be much better for just $7 more
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