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Old January 25, 2010, 06:31 PM
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Hi guys k im a break things down nice n simple want to spend around 500-400 in total. I have a case, harddrive, optical drive, DDR2 2 gig 1066 ram corsair dominator timmings 5-5-5-15 2.1v . A good friend asked me to build him a comp hes gonna use it mainly for school music download videos and games. Need your advice iv been out of the game for to long to know whats going on anymore. I heard the AMD Athlon II X4 620 for 104 including tax is not a bad start. I believe in spending little and overclocking high:D. Let me know your picks for the rest of the stuff I guess mobo powersupply videocard k thanks. Also let me know why explain please this will help me update myself.
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Old January 25, 2010, 06:49 PM
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I'm no god, but i can help.

AMD 620
Gigabyte 770T or 785G mobo
Corsair VX550, Seasonic S12 650W (when on sale), Antec EarthWatts 650W

Does your friend game, if so, at what res?
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Old January 25, 2010, 07:34 PM
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he has a benQ 24" and yea he does game. I guess 1920 by 1080 it can hit.

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Old January 25, 2010, 08:05 PM
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motherboard: GIGABYTE MB PHENOMII AMD740G----- infonec price----58.00
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620--------------------------tigerdirect------108.00(including tax)
Ram: Corsair dominator 2gigs
Case: dell case going to custom fabricate it:D
Power supply:?
GPU:?
optical drive-- got it
hard drive--- got it
so I guess 227 is left to distribute between a power supply and graphics card.
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Old January 25, 2010, 09:35 PM
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bfg 550 watt psu at BestDirect.ca - Canada's Technology Source is a great price and is 80 plus certified. they look nice too
Buy BFG Technologies [BFGR550WGSPSU] BFG GS-550 550W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 20/24PIN 6PIN & 8PIN PCI-E 140MM Fan
then just throw in an ati 4870 for like 150 and your all set
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Old January 25, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Some of the BFG psus are overated. Go w/ a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic unit.
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I am known to be somewhat of a god. A demi-god if you will. But not in this realm.

I agree with jcmaz in PSU brands and will throw PC Power & Cooling into the mix as well. I would also double the RAM but that's just me.
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i would not throw pc power & cooling in there anymore there now ocz which are not bad but i would not buy them. order of psu fro me is seasonic,antec.( only the one's seasonic makes ) and corsair. jm2cents
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i would not throw pc power & cooling in there anymore there now ocz ...
Obviously I did not know that. That's terrible news indeed. PC&C were excellent back in the day.
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so I guess 227 is left to distribute between a power supply and graphics card.
With that I don't think it'll take gaming to far in the 1920x1080 res. Maybe a $125 5750 and then what ever you can scrounge up for a psu(seasonic/corsaire pref). 2nd thought dig up a 4870/90 or 5770 and infuse more cash into the project.
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