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Old November 21, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Default New budget build

Hey guys! haven't posted in a while but my friend asked me to put a new computer together for him so I thought I would post what I've put together so far and see if I can get any recommendations:

He does a bit of everything but nothing too intense and said he's looking to spend around 1000-1200 all in. Already has monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers.

Case: CM Haf 922 $80
CPU: Intel i5 760 $199
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 $135
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3-1600 $65
PSU: Corsair HX650 $100
Video: Sapphire HD 5770 $140
HDD: OCZ Vertex 2 ES 60GB $140
+ WD Green 1.5TB $60

Plus a dvd drive and Win7 comes to ~1050 plus tax.

I figure it has enough graphics power to play most new games on a single 22" monitor and is cheap enough that it doesn't make much sense to go cheaper. He primarily wants speed in multi-tasking and I think the i5 760 with a nice SSD will be plenty fast. As for RAM I think 4GB will be enough but he can always pick up another set and push it to 8GB if he starts hitting 3+.

Thoughts, opinions, obvious incompatibility?
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