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June 21, 2011 6:16:41 AM

So my friend asked me to recomened him a build for a new gaming computer, so i set him up with a good sub par 1k build, but he got someone elses outside advice telling him he needs 16gb of ram and a 1200w psu and a after market cpu cooler (no overclocking will be done on this either)

Build i can recomened for around the same price as the one he wants (includes full hd monitor!!)
LG DVD/CD Burner
Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB Program Drive
Asus 21.5" Full HD Monitor
VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2gb
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB DDR3 1600
SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM
Crucial 64GB Sata 3 SSD
COOLER MASTER GX Series 750w
COOLER MASTER HAF 912
I5 2400
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
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Total After MIR and promo codes---$1129.53
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Build he wants
LG DVD/CD Burner
Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB Program Drive
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2gb
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB DDR3 1600 X2
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
2" mobo speaker
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
I5 2400
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec TPQ-1200 1200W Continuous Power
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Total with promo and MIR=$1133.51



I know this is his computer and he can build whatever he wants, but i could use your guys help convincing him this powersupply is overkill and for gaming he doesnt need 16gb of ram. (ill be directing him to this post) And that he can get a lot more bang for his buck!!

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June 21, 2011 6:53:05 AM

He can check out the builds in the recommended stickies up top, that may help but yes,
Gaming pc currently
i5 2500 (2500k for overclocking)
h67 Mobo (p67 or z68 if clocking)
wouldn't bother with network card tbh
4Gb ram is plenty for gaming, 8 doesn't hurt though especially if he does any editing, music/video etc on there
6950's a good card, I'm getting two myself soon
Corsair TX650w psu
case of choice
ssd good, get a better one though I'm sure someone can recommend a better unit
and your build totes a monitor too,
if its straight between those two, I vote yours, but we can build a better gamebox for well under a K if you are willing to roll up the sleeves and get nerdy
Moto
June 21, 2011 11:46:36 AM

Agree with above. Skip the killer network card, go to I5 2500K and 2x4GB ram is plenty. 320GB is a small HDD today I personally would not buy less than 500GB preferably 1TB. System would run fine on quality 550watt PSU.
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June 21, 2011 11:49:11 AM

dont go for that coolermaster GX PSU either.
June 25, 2011 3:31:46 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
we can build a better gamebox for well under a K if you are willing to roll up the sleeves and get nerdy
Moto


I know you guys have lives of you own, but please show me a computer that is very powerful, and costs under 1k. ty


June 25, 2011 7:42:48 AM

No problem, we spend a lot of our 'lives' on here anyhow hehe :p 
best bet is fill this in http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...
post it in a new thread 'haylp 1k build' or similar, as this thread may not get the interest you need,
but spell out the preferences, budget,uses etc for us and I'm sure you'll get a fair few builds coming,
2500k is the intel beast atm and 955 is the amd choice imo,
unless overclockings not going to happen in which case the 2500 and the 980 respectively
Moto
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