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Buy a friends Gaming pc for 400 or build my own?

Hello Tom's hardware! I was looking into building a little gaming rig for some high settings gaming off a radeon 6850 1gb, but my friend said that he would sell me a Gaming rig with a 970 mb, 8 gb 1866mhz ram, phenom 4 core @ 2.5 ghz, gtx 560(some limited edition) @ 2540mhz I think he told me, 800 watt PS, and a mid tower with 2 120 mm fans intake and outake all for 400, is that a good deal toms?
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  1. What is your budget if you did build your own? If it's $400, your friend's PC is the way to go.
  2. I think I would go for 600-800, but idk if his is good as he says it is, he won't give me a definite answer of FPS or how the system works, i feel as I should test out the initial system, but idk if the 6850 1gb will out do this system of his
    The system I plan on building is

    Corsair vengeance 2x4gb @ 1600mhz
    Asus m5a99x evo r2.0
    My Old 550 wat PSU
    Radeon 6850 1 gb
    Sea gate 1tb
    A lying around DVD burner from a old gateway
    FX 8350, but might go phenom if I need to fit the budget
  3. Turned off rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($95.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $403.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 18:35 EST-0500)

    I placed CPU cooler so you can OC your CPU later on. Since you didn't mention a case I'm expecting that you have one and you can use your old PSU+ optical drive. This is a $400 build.
  4. Best answer
    Skylarz said:
    Turned off rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($95.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $403.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 18:35 EST-0500)

    I placed CPU cooler so you can OC your CPU later on. Since you didn't mention a case I'm expecting that you have one and you can use your old PSU+ optical drive. This is a $400 build.


    For $9 more you can get a FX-4300 which is a much better cpu than the 965.

    FX-4300 - Amazon
  5. vegetablegod said:
    Skylarz said:
    Turned off rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($95.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $403.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 18:35 EST-0500)

    I placed CPU cooler so you can OC your CPU later on. Since you didn't mention a case I'm expecting that you have one and you can use your old PSU+ optical drive. This is a $400 build.


    For $9 more you can get a FX-4300 which is a much better cpu than the 965.

    FX-4300 - Amazon



    Good man! Nice! 100 dollars cheaper than what I got! But can you see the prices through tiger direct x best buy? I plan on buying locally
  6. vegetablegod said:
    Skylarz said:
    Turned off rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($95.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $403.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 18:35 EST-0500)

    I placed CPU cooler so you can OC your CPU later on. Since you didn't mention a case I'm expecting that you have one and you can use your old PSU+ optical drive. This is a $400 build.


    For $9 more you can get a FX-4300 which is a much better cpu than the 965.

    FX-4300 - Amazon



    Good man! Nice! 100 dollars cheaper than what I got! But can you see the prices through tiger direct x best buy? I plan on buying locally
  7. vegetablegod said:
    Skylarz said:
    Turned off rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($95.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M Micro ATX AM3 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $403.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 18:35 EST-0500)

    I placed CPU cooler so you can OC your CPU later on. Since you didn't mention a case I'm expecting that you have one and you can use your old PSU+ optical drive. This is a $400 build.


    For $9 more you can get a FX-4300 which is a much better cpu than the 965.

    FX-4300 - Amazon



    Good man! Nice! 100 dollars cheaper than what I got! But can you see the prices through tiger direct x best buy? I plan on buying locally
  8. Sorry it glitched when posting :(
  9. Nah, don't get your friend's PC... It's old so expect problems. Build your own so it'll be new.
  10. If you'd build your own, do you need OS? Monitor? Keyboard? Mouse? Case...?
  11. They are both around $110 from best buy and tiger, but your local prices might be different.
  12. I have all the stuff
  13. And will I get good frames on high for 800 x 600?
  14. You should get great fps at 800x600, but if that's the max for your monitor I would would seriously think about upgrading in the near future.
  15. Ok
  16. Good luck building it!
  17. Thanks!
  18. how the hell did vegetable god get the best solution? just noticed that the other guy did all the work and all he said was make the cpu 4300 i made an account just to ask this question
  19. Colez Sky said:
    how the hell did vegetable god get the best solution? just noticed that the other guy did all the work and all he said was make the cpu 4300 i made an account just to ask this question


    Lol what
  20. It was an accident! Sorry sky! But either way yall helped alot! Your all the best!
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