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ok So I'm building a gamer for my little bro, hes only 14 so hes got zero flow comin in. But he has about $280 saved and want me to build him his own rig.

Here is the budget allocation as of now
cpu___110
mobo__60
Ram___40
Psu____40
Case___40
HDD____40


My brother will be using this computer as his everyday computer so I want it to run smooth. As he'll be gaming all the newest games on it, I want it to be able to support atleast a gtx460 or 5850. He'll also want to overclock it, so I'd like everything, the ram, chipset, cpu and gpu all to be decently overclockable with out fear of combustion.

So the priorities for this build are price, gaming, beginner overclocking and future proofing.

Here is what I'm thinking so far


AMD Phenom II x4 840 820
cheap Foxconn m-atx
4gb 1600mhz
450w rosewill psu Corsair cx430
WD blue 500gb
HEC Blitz(taking suggestions for the case. budget is $40)

The next thing that'll be added is a gtx460
and a hyper 212


I'd appreciate any suggestions for different components that are more reliable, cheaper, faster etc. just be sure to explain your reasoning

thanks guys


links to components
CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7BBTkwCjCECjCE
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182022

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
Cheap ASrock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157176

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121096
Edited by (mirror)52-D.S.L. - 4/20/11 at 9:07pm
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I would go with this combo that newegg has with the Phenom II X2 555BE - it has all good high quality components. If you're looking to have something that overclocks well and won't break in 2 seconds then you need to start with good components and not throw in "cheap PSU and crappy m-atx board" - 555BE processors have a good chance of unlocking 3rd and 4th cores, and if not, they overclock very well, and will be more than sufficient to keep up with a high end GPU.

With re certified 250GB HD everything is $336 + shipping which is a little more than you have portioned out, but the extra $10 or so will do you well.
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I would go with this combo that newegg has with the Phenom II X2 555BE......555BE processors have a good chance of unlocking 3rd and 4th cores, and if not, they overclock very well, and will be more than sufficient to keep up with a high end GPU.
I have thought about getting a black edition dual core, however I really want him to have 4 cores 1)because they bench soooo much higher than a 2 or 3 core and 2) for future proofing sake

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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
If you're looking to have something that overclocks well and won't break in 2 seconds then you need to start with good components and not throw in "cheap PSU and crappy m-atx board" With re certified 250GB HD everything is $336 + shipping which is a little more than you have portioned out, but the extra $10 or so will do you well.
like I said before he has no cash flow at all. so going over budget by $60 really isnt an option, he just simply does not have the money. As for the overclocking, he doesnt need anything great, he doesnt even need anyting good, he just needs something that wont explode after overclocking things a few hundred mhz. Another thing to remember is that this is a budget build. It is understood that these components will not bee of high or even average performance.

regarding your comments about the mobo, I just want a mobo that wont explode after bumping up the nb clocks by a couple hundred mhz. As for the Psu a 450w with 30amps should be plenty for a mildly overclocked phenom 820 and a gtx460.
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

I guess what I'm looking for is if anyone has any suggestions for components in my budget that can deliver the most bang for my buck.
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post #4 of 32
get a cheap seasonic instead of that rosewill
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I'd appreciate any suggestions for different components that are more reliable, cheaper, faster etc. just be sure to explain your reasoning
thanks for responding! but please do elaborate. have you owned a seasonic before and enjoyed a long life span? or have you known a friend who has one? or simply read a review or heard things on the forums?
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post #6 of 32
$280 is a short leash even for a budget PC. However it IS do-able Just remember that there's shipping fees and taxes.

By the way, he's right about the Seasonic. They're generally great PSU's. Rosewill PSU's are known for being horrible.
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post #7 of 32
All of the parts you listed are decent expect for the PSU and CPU. Get the Antec EarthWatts EA-380D for the same price. It'll be a lot more reliable. Also, get an Athlon II X4 640 instead and save $10. It'll perform the same.

EDIT: i forgot to add: there's a problem with the motherboard. It's the 770 chipset, which means it doesn't have onboard video. You need to get 880G.

I found a nice combo deal for the CPU + a decent mobo. You'll save money that way. Link

That's $140 for motherboard and CPU. Before it would've been $160, or $170 with what you suggested. Now the total is $300.
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post #8 of 32
For the case buy the HEC Blitz for $40. For the RAM, you can get a good quality 4GB kit for $40 here. The HDD you picked is fine.
    
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post #9 of 32
DIY combo deals = very bad idea
Create the parts list yourself, don't let Newegg do it for you... oh wait, they never even research mere parts compatibility

1333Mhz RAM also definitely not suitable considering plans to OC and multiplier locked processor, and intent on gaming. This is no generic build everyone. 1600Mhz RAM at the moment can be had at $0 premium.
Parts list in one moment...
post #10 of 32
I'm about to buy a seasonic....never owned ones but ive been researching the brains out of psu's lately on the forums and it seems like they make very good units.

a lot of people on here also like corsair but from what i can gather, their lower end units aren't the best deal
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