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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BarbaricSoul, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. BarbaricSoul

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    got a friend thats ready to build herself a new computer. Only need the tower, monitor to be used is a 18" widescreen, resolution of 1366x768. Budget is $900. AMD or Intel dont matter. Just looking for the most bang for the buck.
     
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    Is it for Gaming? Numbers Crunching? Photoshop?
     
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    gaming MMO mostly
     
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    cheap phenom II dual core (unlockable model if possible), 785G chipset, 5770, corsair 450W PSU. 4GB of ram (DDR2/3 doesnt matter)

    the resolution of his monitor is so low, this system will let him max just about any MMO out there.
     
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    she does want it to last as long as possible, her current rig is 4 1/2 year old alienware
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    going any faster results in more heat and power, which means a better PSU/case/cooling is needed.

    PII x2 + 5770 combo has power for all modern games (with room to spare for MMO's, especially at that res)
     
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    Any interest in an i7 860/GTX 275 rig? :D Not the one in my specs, I have another rig that I need to sell.
     
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    give me the exact specs, I'll talk to her about it
     
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    here's what I've put together as a possible build so far.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, Heres a a basic one that last a pretty long time for 1366*768.
    Athlon II X3 -$70
    ASRock Extreme3 880G -$100
    4GB DDR3 -$100
    HD5770 -$160
    Samsung F3 500GB -$50
    Nzxt Gamma or like case -$50
    Corsair CX400 -$35AR
    Disk Drive -$20
    Win 7 -$100

    Total $685, and extremely upgradable.
    You could drop another 5770 in as the boards CF-capable, and it will support the BDs when it comes out.
     
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    Intel Core i7 860 w/ oem HSF
    4gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 DDR3
    MSI P55M-GD41 mATX MB
    OCZ 500w ModXStream
    XFX Nvidia GTX 275 896MB GPU
    750gb Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    NZXT Beta Case
    24x Sony DVDRW Drive

    Let me know what you think.
     
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    you including a windows disk?
     
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    Dropped you a PM.
     
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    did some tweaking to my build, here's what I got now-

    [​IMG]

    So right now, it's between buying the system from theonedub or buying new. Still looking for more suggestions people. Come on, I know you got it in you.
     
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    i would take the i7 rig, that just pwns the new one
     
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    I know, but this isn't for me. It just depends on whether she wants to buy a slightly used PC or just go with all new stuff.
     
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    since she wants it for long term, i'd say warranty is important.
     
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    Extremely slightly used :)

    Warranty would be important, I agree.

    Warranty info for what its worth:

    Intel Core i7 860- retail boxed CPU (never breaks right :D)
    4gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 DDR3 (CP is the original owner and Gskill is lifetime)
    MSI P55M-GD41 mATX MB (bought bnib, unregistered could possibly be registered)
    OCZ 500w ModXStream (bought used from XzX, unknown)
    XFX Nvidia GTX 275 896MB GPU (Double lifetime transferred to my name)
    750gb Western Digital Caviar Black HDD (Under warranty til 2011-12)
    NZXT Beta Case (cases don't break :laugh:)
    24x Sony DVDRW Drive (bought new from Newegg)

    That's all I will say about it since I do not want to sidestep the BST and the rules :toast:
     
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