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Looking for Opinions on a New Build

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May 16, 2013 5:18:58 PM

I am helping my friend make a computer, but I'm a bit busy to look for parts and he has no idea what to look for. I'm only building it for/with him. He wants a medium end gaming computer that can process videos easily. He also wants an SSD, 75-150 Gb, if possible. The budget is about $500-$600 (He won't tell me exactly how much).

Also, I think it would be easier for him to purchase through Tiger Direct or Newegg.

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May 17, 2013 3:59:23 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XR82
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XR82/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XR82/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $564.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-17 06:58 EDT-0400)

If budget allows, may switch to 2GB hd7850.
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