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Hello gents, I'm building a new PC for my co-worker who I was able to convert from a console gamer.
He is wanting to mainly play FPS such as BFBC2, BF3, Black Ops, and everything in-between along with a few RPGs.
This PC is strictly for web browsing, gaming, and a little bit of media.

This build is to also include a monitor and mouse, nothing less than a 23" LCD/LED for the monitor that is running 1920x1080.
He also wants a SSD for booting and a couple of games. [120+ GB]
He's not interested in the appearance of his rig as it will more than likely be under his desk, keep is simple and quiet.
The build is to be fully built on Tigerdirect.com [newegg charges 10% tax where I live]
Also, he is not an overclocker. I know it's tragic.
My task for you gentlemen is to build a full rig for him, +rep will be involved to all contributers.
Thank you all in advance.
Edited by Pendulum - 3/30/11 at 9:29pm
post #2 of 15
get my setup it costed me around $1,200CDN
OLD SPICE GUY :P
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post #3 of 15
Get him an i5 2500 and an Asus P8P67. A 6850 should cut it for the graphics card. For his purposes, you wouldn't need a 3rd gen SSD, a Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB would be great. That puts it up to around $700, leaving $200 for 4GB of RAM and a good PSU. A 1080p monitor should be no more than $200.
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OS included? Overclock his PC for him because it's just so sad not to be overclocked
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Keyboard and OS too?
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NZXT Gamma Case
Corsair CX600 Power Supply
MSI P67A-C43 Motherboard
Intel Core i5 2400 CPU
Any DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V Ram
Any AMD Radon HD 6850 1GB Graphics Card
OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive
Any DVD-RW Optical Drive
ASUS 24" LED 1080P LCD
Logitech MX518 Mouse

$1100-$1200

Better off getting an Acer 21.5" LED 1080P LCD... Save $60 and if you sit an arms length away, 24" is going to be too large depending on the distance IMO.

SSD is nice and all; but with that budget including LCD, it's a tough fit. For a gaming system, it would be better to not get the SSD and put $100 towards a 6950 and knock another $100 off the price.

What about OS and keyboard?
Edited by compudaze - 3/30/11 at 10:05pm
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by joelmartinez View Post
OS included? Overclock his PC for him because it's just so sad not to be overclocked
It is, but really it doesn't matter much in modern games. I ran a few tests on my CFX rig tonight.

- 4.8GHz HT on I get 120FPS in 3DMark Vantage Graphics Test 1 and 58FPS in Metro 2033.

- 3.1GHz HT off I get 100FPS in 3DMark Vantage Graphics Test 1 and 57FPS in Metro 2033.

As you can see 20% difference in what would represent an older game, but at over 100FPS on the low end, who cares? 1% difference in a modern GPU limited game, again who cares? It's 1FPS.

=)
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
PSU? Mouse?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 2 120GB Samsung SH-S223L DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit AOC e2243Fwk 21.5" LED 
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post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
He went out and bought Windows 7 and he'll be using his current keyboard.
Thanks for the responses so far guys! +rep
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