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Hubbys Birthday - need a budget build $400 please

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October 22, 2010 9:47:48 PM

My husbands birthday is coming up and i want to build him a computer. His current one is quite old. He likes to play starcraft II and world of warcraft.

Budget: $400 (not a lot to spend, times are tough)
Timeframe: as soon as possible so I can get it put together for him.
We are in the USA and I prefer the supplies to be from NEWEGG.

We have the OS (windows 7), keyboards, mice and monitors so all I need is a computer buld for this budget.

Thanks for your time

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October 22, 2010 10:27:30 PM

Do you know what his current configuration is.
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October 22, 2010 10:42:10 PM

Find out what his current system has in it, the hard drive, optical drive, and case may be reusable which would save you a fair amount. Take a look at the "bargain" build options listed in this thread, its a good place for you to start.
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October 22, 2010 10:51:42 PM

Hard Drive $54:

Motherboard $79:

Video Card $99 w$20 Mail in Rebate.

Power Supply $44.99 w $20 mial in rebate.

Memory $94

CPU $75

Total is $448.94 with $40 mail in rebates so $408.94 for a pretty decent gaming box. If you have Windows 7, the case and the keyboard/mouse you about can not do better.
October 22, 2010 10:55:07 PM

+1 to what the other two guys are saying

Cases are about 50 depending, plus about 20 for a DVD, and harddrive depending is 50-100....

So it gives us a "larger" budget for the stuff we need to get.

The ATI radeon 6000 series just came out (TODAY!), I realized this probably doesn't mean much to you, so basically there will be a price drop in most ATI graphics cards, so if you can wait for that, then you can probably get a better setup....

I was thinking 4850, with an i3, so she can upgrade the CPU eventually.... so that is 200$ here is the link for both and
October 22, 2010 11:58:59 PM

+1 to anorts build. about perfect for the budget.
October 23, 2010 12:19:29 AM

400 wont be enough for a new build lady
October 23, 2010 12:42:48 AM

reaper2794 said:
400 wont be enough for a new build lady

She is asking for advise not offensive comments.
October 23, 2010 2:14:23 AM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
She is asking for advise not offensive comments.

Agreed.... XD