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1200-1500 Dollar build for friend
May 15, 2010, 11:40 AM
My friend was scoping out my build and has asked me to do one for him.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month BUDGET RANGE:1200-1500 no rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:WoW; other games(vague, sorry)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard mouse monitor speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: doing an AMD build as it's just for gaming and web surfing. He perfers Corsair stuff.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (future)
MONITOR RESOLUTION:27" 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The guy is most interested in having a good gaming build for about 2-3 years.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G
(think Im going to try and break him of Corsair on this item)
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Sony DVD Drive
considering 932, up to friend
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
He asked for this, he likes it in my build (no gonna lie, I gush about my H50... no pun intended)
Anyone know if the HAFs have built in Fan controller knobs like the Antec stuffs? If not, I need to find a red-ish themed Fan Controller for him.
This all totals to 1,432.00
May 18, 2010
May 15, 2010
1200 1500 dollar build friend
May 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
Looks very nice. And yes some lower latency RAM would be even better
. I don't believe the HAFs have adjustable fans like Antec's Tri-Cool ones.
May 15, 2010, 12:07 PM
Hmm I might flash it up with a fan controller. I'm reluctant to because it complicates wire management significantly with probe/power wires.
New build, $1200 +/-
First Build - $1,000 - $1,500 Budget
$700 Build: Home vs. ibuypower
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May 15, 2010, 12:33 PM
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
and to ensure he can Xfire 5870s later on I upgraded his PSU to 850W.
850W Corsair Non Modular
May 16, 2010, 6:17 PM
Ok cleaned up my friends build some:
Corsair 850W PSU
955 C3 Step
OCZ 4 GB 1600 Cas 7
Spinpoint F3 500 GB
Spinpoint F3 1 TB
Gigabyte GA790XTA-UD4 USB 3.0/6 GBs SATA 3
Windows 7 64 bit
Black Cable Sleeve
12" Red Cathode
5.25" Bay Storage Bin
NZXT Sentry 2
Total price: 1475.00
Any other inputs before I present this to my friend as a suggested build?
May 18, 2010, 12:37 PM
Without further input from the community I guess I'll mark this as solved.
May 18, 2010, 12:38 PM
Best answer selected by cmcghee358.
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