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Old September 18, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Kingsix View Post
Hey guys, I read all of this stuff and while I am leaning to Intel and Nvidia for my own build its probably not the best for price. Anyway I am not here to get in on that conversation.

I want to suggest to the OP that at your stepsons age, maybe look at saving some immediate cash by going low end for the case, maybe go kijiji for the monitor, and low end for the keyboard and mouse that might end up covered in candy goop anyway. Use that money to upgrade away from the Internal graphics.
Then in a few years when the young man has matured a little bit and is more interested in it, you could upgrade the case and peripherals with him, sort of do his first build together.
Don't know, just a thought. I am having trouble remembering how much I was into when I was his age. I don't think I cared as much about the hardware as the games themselves.
HE might not care about hardware, but I certainly do.

And I AM going low end for the keyboard/mouse. $30 for the combo is certainly low end.

Yeah, I saw that board before. But: 1) It's AsRock and, 2) it doesn't have DVI Out.

It seems like the only 'nice' mITX boards are Intel Socketed. Which makes me lean more and more towards an i3 build, so that I can use the Bitfenix Prodigy.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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