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post #1 of 31
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Hi guys,
Got a friend thats looking to build a new computer, he literally got fed up with his and took a sledge hammer to it, it was over 10yrs old. Biggest thing he might do with it is burn some CD's or DVD's. 2-3 small programs running at a time, and wants to surf the net with ease. So I figured AMD would be the cheapest way to go.

But I haven't messed with AMD for a while, more an Intel guy. Looking for some good parts to put together, keep it all over $300. I pieced together some things for about $305 but want to compare to what you guys come up with.

Dont need a video card right now, onboard video will be fine.

I pieced together -
500gb HDD
MOBO
CPU
Case
PS
4GB ddr3 RAM
DVD Burner

so lets see what you guys can come up with and tell me how it will perform....

Thanks guys....
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post #2 of 31
do you mean you want to keep it under 300?
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post #3 of 31
x3 435 - $72
Biostar A880G + Logisys CS2008BK + 330W/480W peak PSU - $107 + 6 shippng
Team Xtreem 1600 CL9 - $45
- $40 shipped
LITE-ON 24X - $23 shipped after promo
Total: $295 shipped
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by waparson View Post
he literally got fed up with his and took a sledge hammer to it
Very nice.

xd's build looks pretty solid. Will note that some lite on drives have compatibility issues with the windows 7 install dvd. I had to exchange mine for an ASUS drive, which worked just fine.
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post #5 of 31
Well, this is just a bit over budget, but overall a bit better than xd's build because that PSU and case are not good.

Asus DVD+RW Drive: $19

HEC Blitz Black Case: $40

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB: $40

Biostar A880G+ Motherboard: $65

Xigmatek NRP-PC402 400W PSU:$35

Mushkin 4GB 1333MHz RAM: $40

AMD Athlon II X3 435: $72

This should keep your friend going for at least five years. It has ample storage capacity, a good IGP, a good quality PSU, good quality and quantity of RAM, a very fast CPU, and a great case to put it all in.

Subtotal: $311
Total: $324
    
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post #6 of 31
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Originally Posted by elikim View Post
do you mean you want to keep it under 300?

all over 300, if its $330 that would be fine, just all over it. lol if that makes sense.
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Samsung EVO SSD LG BD-RW 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung T240 
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Corsair HX1000 800D 
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post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
x3 435 - $72
Biostar A880G + Logisys CS2008BK + 330W/480W peak PSU - $107 + 6 shippng
Team Xtreem 1600 CL9 - $45
Seagate 500GB - $40 shipped
LITE-ON 24X - $23 shipped after promo
Total: $295 shipped
that looks good, hows that team extreem memory? Never heard of them...
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i7 980x 4.5@1.38 Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX660ti Corsair XMS3 16GB PC1600 
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Samsung EVO SSD LG BD-RW 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung T240 
PowerCase
Corsair HX1000 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x 4.5@1.38 Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX660ti Corsair XMS3 16GB PC1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung EVO SSD LG BD-RW 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung T240 
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Corsair HX1000 800D 
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Well, this is just a bit over budget, but overall a bit better than xd's build because that PSU and case are not good.

Asus DVD+RW Drive: $19

HEC Blitz Black Case: $40

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB: $40

Biostar A880G+ Motherboard: $65

Xigmatek NRP-PC402 400W PSU:$35

Mushkin 4GB 1333MHz RAM: $40

AMD Athlon II X3 435: $72

This should keep your friend going for at least five years. It has ample storage capacity, a good IGP, a good quality PSU, good quality and quantity of RAM, a very fast CPU, and a great case to put it all in.

Subtotal: $311
Total: $324
Awesome setup IMO, I may switch the PSU to Corsair builder series, I've always had good luck with them. And maybe corsair RAM, any comments?
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i7 980x 4.5@1.38 Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX660ti Corsair XMS3 16GB PC1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung EVO SSD LG BD-RW 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung T240 
PowerCase
Corsair HX1000 800D 
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i7 980x 4.5@1.38 Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX660ti Corsair XMS3 16GB PC1600 
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Samsung EVO SSD LG BD-RW 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung T240 
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Corsair HX1000 800D 
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
I may switch the PSU to Corsair builder series, I've always had good luck with them. And maybe corsair RAM, any comments?
Well I know Corsair stuff can be a little more expensive sometimes, but I've never had a bad component made by them, so I'd go for it.
    
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post #10 of 31
The Team memory is a very decent overclocker. Reportedly does 1600 CL8, undervolted to 1.5V. LOL_Wut_Axel's build with a few swaps (i.e. memory, maybe the PSU choice, hard drive to the Seagate (from personal experience is slightly better).
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