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May 7, 2011 7:25:42 PM

First off I'll start with saying that I got a pretty good computer months ago for myself, off of a build that someone on this site helped me set up.

After rebates I believe I paid a total of $427 and I can run newish games on all high graphics with no issues(GTA 4, etc.)

My issue is that a buddy needs a PC with similar standards, but the one I built has many parts de-activated and I am not good at mix and matching with PC parts, so I'll leave it up to someone who knows more.

General information - This computer does not need to be unbelievably good, just needs to be able to run 'newish games'.

Cheap cases are fine, 4 or more gigs of ram preferred, hard drive 500 or more GB would be nice.

Monitor is not required, DVD burner would be nice.

Mouse and keyboard not required.

300-500 with or without an OS(Not important, but if from some miracle you can make it, that'd help)
May 7, 2011 7:34:19 PM

I am selling a gaming pc i built because i dont have the time to enjoy it and would like for someone else to enjoy

i can sell you this build for $400 shipped, that leaves room in your budget for OS

search ebay for dan4patriots7 to look at my feedback

Specs:
Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core 3.1 Ghz
4GB GSkill Ripjaws CL7 DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
AsRock H61M U3S3 Motherboard
Seagate 500GB 7200.12 Hard Drive
DVD Burner w/Lightscribe
Antec 430 Watt Earthwatts PowerSupply
Coolermaster Elite 341 Case
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May 7, 2011 7:36:03 PM

the SBM PC does not have OS factored into its price
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May 7, 2011 7:40:47 PM

I would much rather buy all new components, in case of problems, warranties, etc.
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May 7, 2011 7:46:36 PM

Squeege, I got a build for you. That you can put together yourself.
Check in my siggy for the build. $450. It should handle any game just fine. You can get the OS extra to total @ $550
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May 7, 2011 7:48:38 PM

the build he suggests is identical except for the ram in my build is CAS7 and not a dated 4830 but a DX11 GTS 450 and cheaper to boot
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May 7, 2011 7:51:16 PM

aznshinobi said:
Squeege, I got a build for you. That you can put together yourself.
Check in my siggy for the build. $450. It should handle any game just fine. You can get the OS extra to total @ $550


Amazon no longer sells the ram you have listed... the 500 dollar build suggested earlier is excellent and fits well, but is just a tad bit too expensive.. the budget is tight and literally cannot go over 500 dollars.
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May 7, 2011 7:59:08 PM

with my build, you are at budget, amazon sells 64bit windows 7 oem for $99
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May 7, 2011 7:59:40 PM

-_- You don't have to buy the ram off my website. You can go to newegg. Those are just part suggestions and I'm suggesting the 5670 dan, not the 4830, though I do mention it.

+Dan, your build is used and who knows what you've done to it. With the parts I suggest he gets a new build.
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May 7, 2011 8:02:50 PM

it is not used in the sense you are talking about- all i did was install os so i can get CPU-Z validation and my intent was to keep it but i need the money now plus you can check i have 100% feedback on ebay, i have not done anything to it
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May 7, 2011 9:38:58 PM

aznshinobi said:
-_- You don't have to buy the ram off my website. You can go to newegg. Those are just part suggestions and I'm suggesting the 5670 dan, not the 4830, though I do mention it.

+Dan, your build is used and who knows what you've done to it. With the parts I suggest he gets a new build.



Checking it all out now, thanks for the help!

What are your thoughts on the HD 5770? is that better than the 5670?
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May 7, 2011 10:09:14 PM



Thoughts?
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May 7, 2011 11:15:32 PM

Drop the 840, it's just a renamed 640 Propus to decieve you that it is a Phenom. Get the X3 450 instead and save 30 bucks.

The PSU looks alright, though the old Raidmax's aren't exactly the best. Looks like a fine unit though. You should get this card instead, same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It'll be better, though you won't get the MIR.
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May 7, 2011 11:23:14 PM

Best answer selected by squeege.
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May 7, 2011 11:23:23 PM

aznshinobi said:
Drop the 840, it's just a renamed 640 Propus to decieve you that it is a Phenom. Get the X3 450 instead and save 30 bucks.

The PSU looks alright, though the old Raidmax's aren't exactly the best. Looks like a fine unit though. You should get this card instead, same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It'll be better, though you won't get the MIR.


Thank you sir!
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May 8, 2011 12:38:57 AM

GL and have a good build.
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