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Gaming Rig for the Nephew $800

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November 30, 2010 9:57:30 PM

Hey guys and gals. My 13 year old nephew is a blossoming computer head. A bit back he asked his parents for a computer of his own and the deal was, save up what you can and well match it. Well, the kid is up to 400 bucks (crap, I couldn't save 50 bucks when i was his age!!) so it's time to figure out a build and since you guys are the best on the internet at this stuff, have away!!

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend

Budget Range: $800 After Rebates

System Usage: Gaming, HTPC, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: Pennsylvania, USA

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future.

Monitor Resolution: N/A at this time, have to ask the Dad, will update if necessary

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November 30, 2010 10:40:30 PM

What games?

Cpu heavy?Gpu heavy?


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November 30, 2010 10:42:14 PM

Phenom X4 955 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 155.99
G.skill 4 gigs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 77.99
Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 30$
Antec Earthware 750 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~84.99
Windows 7 home premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 99.99
HD 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 199.99
Spinpoint F3 1 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99
Antec 300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99
MSI 880GM-E43(not the best MOBO....) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 79.99


Then some 20$ DVD burner....

total is(by the prices given) 818.94.... not including rebates or anything....


(PS I have no doubt Bat will come along and have a better build... =/)
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November 30, 2010 10:43:34 PM

Good build, The only thign i disagree with is your choice of PSU.

Also Id change the case to a Antec 300 Illusuion, for antoher 5$, and maybe get a bundle?
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November 30, 2010 10:53:17 PM

builderbobftw said:
What games?

Cpu heavy?Gpu heavy?


Honestly, I don't know. Like I said, it's for my 13 year old nephew, he seems like he might be a mmorpg kid, but I have seen him play halo on the 360. so ya. Sorry to be vague, I know specifics are very much welcome, just trying to surprise the kid a bit so not asking him many questions. even though is saving and knows it eventually is coming, he doesn't know it's happening this soon.
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November 30, 2010 10:58:24 PM

Well, MMORPGs are very gpu light.

Shooters that ARE NOT console ports, are very very GPU heavy.

(Crysis etc)

As a refrence point, I run Runescape (A MMORPG) BOts wich I use to goldfarm rs money I sell for American dollars.

A single server with dual E5410s and a 4 year old intel igp can run 10-15 of these bots at once and doesnt even come close to stressing the pathetic gpu.
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November 30, 2010 11:10:27 PM

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Well, MMORPGs are very gpu light.
Debateable with WOW having DX11....

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Shooters that ARE NOT console ports, are very very GPU heavy.
also debateable, Black ops, Crossfire.... ect...

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As a refrence point, I run Runescape (A MMORPG
Not an intensive game, compared to other MMOs....

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BOts wich I use to goldfarm rs money I sell for American dollars.
I officially hate you... I can't stand cheaters, boosters, hackers, ect.... I'd curse at you but a mod would yell at me, and it would ruin my flawless winning streak against the mods... (2-0) lol... Yes I do keep track ~.~

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Well, the kid is up to 400 bucks (crap, I couldn't save 50 bucks when i was his age!!)
I saved up 1400 for my first computer when I was 14.... lol, it was all B-day money, allowance, ect.... man, I feel old...

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The only thign i disagree with is your choice of PSU.
Yeah, not the best, I stole a list of three from an addict... and have it on my "cheat sheet" here is all of them (somehow I picked up a fourth?) Antec Earthware 750 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~84.99

Antec TruePower 650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99
XFX 650 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 89.99
CORSAIR 650 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 89.99
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November 30, 2010 11:16:39 PM

Atotalnoob said:
Quote:
Well, MMORPGs are very gpu light.
Debateable with WOW having DX11....

Quote:
Shooters that ARE NOT console ports, are very very GPU heavy.
also debateable, Black ops, Crossfire.... ect...

Quote:
As a refrence point, I run Runescape (A MMORPG
Not an intensive game, compared to other MMOs....

Quote:
BOts wich I use to goldfarm rs money I sell for American dollars.
I officially hate you... I can't stand cheaters, boosters, hackers, ect.... I'd curse at you but a mod would yell at me, and it would ruin my flawless winning streak against the mods... (2-0) lol... Yes I do keep track ~.~

Quote:
Well, the kid is up to 400 bucks (crap, I couldn't save 50 bucks when i was his age!!)
I saved up 1400 for my first computer when I was 14.... lol, it was all B-day money, allowance, ect.... man, I feel old...

Quote:
The only thign i disagree with is your choice of PSU.
Yeah, not the best, I stole a list of three from an addict... and have it on my "cheat sheet" here is all of them (somehow I picked up a fourth?) Antec Earthware 750 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~84.99

Antec TruePower 650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99
XFX 650 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 89.99
CORSAIR 650 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 89.99


1. Blakc ops and mw2 are both crappy console ports.

2. WOW is very gpu light. I could max it out on my old build.

3. Why do you dislike botters? I make a few hundred dolars a month from rs, its really not that big a deal.

Its not like I cheat at a skill based game, like Cod, its a game based off of repetive clicking And i simply programed a java scipt to do that clicking for me.

I thnk you have the wrong idea about what i do. I think that you think that i cheat at skill based games, liek using a auto aimer in call of duty. I dont. I hate all those f-ing noobs and cheaters that auto aim/hack skill based games. RS is NOT a skill based game, or at least the bottable parts arnt.
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November 30, 2010 11:19:12 PM

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2. WOW is very gpu light. I could max it out on my old build.
Cataclysm is DX11...

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3. Why do you dislike botters? I make a few hundred dolars a month from rs, its really not that big a deal
It cheapens the game for the rest of us, I worked hard to get to level 138, and someone like you comes and cheats.....
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November 30, 2010 11:23:36 PM

Juesus christ.

Getting to 138 takes me about:
650 hours for 99 str, def, attck.

100 hours for the 300m i need for 99 prayer.

5 hours for 99 summoning.

All in all, at 22 hrs a day:

34 days-35 days.

Juesus christ, doing that all legit would kill me.

I dont have time (Job, School, Girlfriend of 2 years) or the desire to do all tha manual clicking.

Which is why i bot.

Nobody has the time to waste of that boring mechanical clicking
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November 30, 2010 11:26:05 PM

..... and I got that over the course of 4 years... ( I didn't play much) I did have the account since classic, but I was level 20 when I quit for a few years.... now I'm done with MMOs.... still hate you!
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November 30, 2010 11:29:13 PM

I've played since 2001. Very first days of rsc, and my brother played devious mud with pual and andrew.

TO be honest, you need to try programming in java.

Makign scipts is very fun, and challenging.

Ive spent 100s of hours making almost a dozen high quality scipts, each hundreds of lines of code, and they are all public, on powerbot.

Try scipting in java. Its awesome, chalegning, mentally stimulating, unlike manual clicking in rs.
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