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So, recently I got asked by a friend to build a computer for him for lite gaming purposes however he has a very small budget at $750NZD. And yes this is in New Zealand Dollar and of course I would be buying the components in New Zealand and for those who don't know buying components in NZ is expensive unlike in the states where there's Newegg, Microcenter etc. So bare in mind that the price must be from NZ.

Here's the situation. He now owns a computer with a Prescott based Pentium 4 and a motherboard with built in GeForce 6200 graphics as I believed since I didn't check his current build in detail so I guess that's roughly the specs of his pc. He runs his system on a 17 inch monitor which I believe is 1024x768 and still will keep this monitor for this build for keeping the cost down. And of course he has his own keyboard, mouse and speakers.

He wish to run any current game at a playable frame rate at 1024x768 such as Metro2033, Crysis2, COD, Battlefield:BC2 etc. And expects significant improvement to his current build. Since this is a extremely low budget build I think he's better off AMD because I believe with that kind of budget he could squeeze in more perfermance with AMD. However I'm going to post this on the Intel section as well and see what are the outcomes.

So I'm considering going Intel too. Because I think Intel has a more stable platform. I have come up with the following atm.

INTEL CORE I3 2100 SANDY BRIDGE 3.10GHZ 3MB 65W LGA1155
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14243

MSI H61M-E33 (B3) - Micro ATX - LGA1155 Socket - iH61 - Gigabit Ethernet - HD Audio (8-channel)
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?m...oducts_id=1690

Corsair Value Select 2GB (1333MHz) DDR3 CL9 Value VS2GB1333D3
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?m...roducts_id=591

Western Digital 500GB 3.5" Blue Edition SATA3 7200RPM 16MB Cache HDD WD5000AAKX
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?m...oducts_id=1449

COOLER MASTER Elite 334 Mid Tower 420W
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?m...roducts_id=569

Galaxy GT430 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 128-Bit DDR3, 700MHz / 1600MHz, Dual-link DVI/ VGA / HDMI, FAN
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?m...oducts_id=1267

LG 22x SATA INTERNAL OEM Black Color SATA DVD WRITER
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?m...oducts_id=1110

$754 incl GST

Sorry for the caps guys, since I just copied and pasted it directly.

Fix me if I missed any parts. And feel free to give feedback as well

If u want to contribute to my AMD build click here: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...get-build.html

Thanks in advanced,
Edited by nGm@ze - 4/8/11 at 3:18pm
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Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) Samsung SyncMaster 943BW (19 inch, 16:10) Apple Aluminum Keyboard A1243 (With number pad) Corsair Professional Series HX650 (First revision) 
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CL9 1333mhz is quite generic, but it will work fine.

A GT430 is meh. I think the 6790 would be a better price/performance card.

Just nit picking, from just skimming over your parts it looks pretty decent.
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|WD Caviar Black 640GB|Seagate Barracudas 2TB X2| Lite-On Black 24X DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
CL9 1333mhz is quite generic, but it will work fine.

A GT430 is meh. I think the 6790 would be a better price/performance card.

Just nit picking, from just skimming over your parts it looks pretty decent.
But I'm sure it will run at 1024x768 or 1600x900 on most current games right? The downside is that graphic cards here are expensive compares to the states. Getting a 6850 costs $300NZD at least here. Not sure about the 6790 since we don't have stock here yet
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Kingston ValueRAM 4GB DDR2 800MHz (2GB*4) Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD (Boot drive) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB + 7200.14 1TB (... Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) Samsung SyncMaster 943BW (19 inch, 16:10) Apple Aluminum Keyboard A1243 (With number pad) Corsair Professional Series HX650 (First revision) 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston ValueRAM 4GB DDR2 800MHz (2GB*4) Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD (Boot drive) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB + 7200.14 1TB (... Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) Samsung SyncMaster 943BW (19 inch, 16:10) Apple Aluminum Keyboard A1243 (With number pad) Corsair Professional Series HX650 (First revision) 
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