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Daughter's PC [summer project]

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by AlienIsGOD, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. AlienIsGOD

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    So im looking to get a Diablo 3 capable rig working for my daughter. I have laying around: Q9450/EP45 DS4P cpu +mobo and 4 x 1GB OCZ Reaper ram. The parts im needing are PSU, HDD, GFX, case, and a network card.

    Her main uses on the PC will be school or research, but i would like the gfx capable enough for BF3 on Med settings for when my friends are over. I would like to keep prices to a minimum if posible, say no more than $100 for anything i need. Any and all suggestions are welcomed.
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    Seems everyone is needing a new computer for D3.. lol.

    less than $100 for each part that you need?
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    I would say a used 6850 (seen some for around 100$ shipped), a Corsair CX500 PSU, WD Blue 500GB 7,200RPM

    Pretty much done
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    ^ yah this or a used/refurb 460 will be perfect.
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    I have a GTX470 1280mb for just a touch over your wishing price. Pictures available if interested.
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    gfx wise, im partially thinking dropping my 6870 in and grabbing a 7850/70 for myself. Sort of need to buy new to as the wife is particular about receipts and such.

    @brandon, i was thinknig in that range for psus, no more than 650 watts but im not too partial on the CX series.

    edit: im seeing a sapphire 6950 for $220 at my local store, this model http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1041&pid=1530&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

    idk if the shaders are unlockable, but its still almost $50 cheaper than a 7850.
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    I don't know the resolution, but it souns like a Radeon 5770/6770/equivalent 7xxx might be good enough (or a GTS450/550). I assume "medium" means direct3D 10, in case of BF3?
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    Yup, a 5770 can play BF3 on med at 1600x900 with a stable 60 fps.
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    A 6870 is a happy medium. Then you can upgrade your own rig and still have a plenty quick one for your daughter. Sounds like a win-win to me.

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