I am looking for advice, comments, suggestions. I am building a cheap rig for a friends dad. Right now he plays World of Tanks. High Setting Requirements: 3Ghz - Dual Core CPU 4GB RAM GeForce 9800 / 512mb or Radeon 4850 / 512mb
I figure if he can run this at high settings, most other games down the road at medium settings should be fine.
Case and HDD are being reused.
Unfortunately we are looking to upgrade to Win7 HP so there's $100 off the budget.
(keep in mind I'm in Canada so I'm using local stores and newegg.ca):
Total: CPU $82 Mobo $70 RAM $40 GPU $100 PSU $40 OS $100 $432 Tax $56 Shipping $5 $493
Wish I could have gone Intel but doesn't look feasible on this budget.
I used local as much possible because the prices were very similar, and no shipping. (I mostly avoided rebates since I've heard mixed reviews about not receiving them)
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You have done what you could there for sure. I would have like to see a slightly more modern board though. 880G or 870. Something with USB 3.0 and maybe even SATA 6GB/s.
Look for an ASRock board perhaps?
Thx for the input. I'd love to be able to add USB 3.0 support, and maybe even 4dimm slots for more RAM eventually if they need it. Can you suggest anything at a fair price that might meet those targets?
the OS takes a chunk away from your budget...........if he had a pre-built machine already, look for the Windows sticker and that should have a product key on it. then you can get your hands on a disk (which you would need anyway since you are replacing the motherboard on a pre-built system) and re-use the key
Have you looked at NCIX? They sometimes have some good deal or combo deals and they price match as I recall.