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Ultimate Bargin Rig Challenge - Help my brother

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October 16, 2011 12:49:16 AM

I generally know how to make a great rig for alot of money, but I have problems with rigs that are cheap
My brother is saving up for a pc, and he doesn't have unlimited money.
So I am challenging you to help me out

Approximate Purchase Date: soon


Budget Range: (700-900)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming)


Parts Not Required: (Monitor) (Keyboard + Mouse + Win 7 needed)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon


Country of Origin: (USA)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Keep the brands real, nothing unknown) (Intel CPU if possible, although don't sweat it if not, a higher end GPU as well, for example the GTX 460 and higher, or the 5850 or higher)


Overclocking: Mabye


SLI or Crossfire: Probably not


Monitor Resolution: (Not sure, although it is a 21 inch LED if that helps, it is at a friend;s house right now)
October 16, 2011 12:54:44 AM

adrennn said:
Approximate Purchase Date: a year or two


A year or two? The hardware market changes rapidly almost every month. If someone were to recommend a build for you, it would only be really valid for a few weeks before having to update at least something.
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October 16, 2011 12:55:58 AM

ares640 said:
A year or two? The hardware market changes rapidly almost every month. If someone were to recommend a build for you, it would only be really valid for a few weeks before having to update at least something.

in a year or two even the gtx 600 series will be getting mildly old.
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October 16, 2011 12:57:27 AM

Ok, my bad. please don't pay attention to that I'll edit it
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October 16, 2011 1:00:46 AM

adrennn said:
Ok, my bad. please don't pay attention to that I'll edit it


Alright, just thought I should clear that up :p  How urgent is he to get a new pc? It would be very beneficial to wait until spring of next year for when Intel and Nvidia release their new hardware.

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October 16, 2011 1:16:00 AM

adrennn said:
Ok, my bad. please don't pay attention to that I'll edit it

yay, we now have a possible purchase date :bounce: 

Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H67M-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 920-002950 Black 8 Function Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total:$899.90

I probably shouldn't have dropped to an i5-2300, but I really wanted to keep the 560ti. However, there's some alternatives, if you wanted to drop to a gtx 460, you could get an i5 2400 or 2500k, but you would also want a p67 or z68 motherboard.

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October 16, 2011 3:35:28 AM

Intel Core i5 2500K--------$219.99 ($15 off "EMCJKJG34" ends:10/19)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Z68 Extreme3-------$124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Patriot 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600----$46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB----$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PowerColor HD6870----------$179.99 ($20 off "HARDOCP1X12E" ends:10/18)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung DVD writer--------$17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seasonic 520w------------$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT Source 210---------$39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Logitech K120 USB keyboard----$12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Logitech G300 mouse------$36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Win7 HP 64bit--------$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
subtotal: $909.89
$874.99 w/promo code
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October 16, 2011 4:16:52 PM

seems legit :) 
Anyone else, so far lp231
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October 16, 2011 7:45:39 PM

adrennn said:
seems legit :) 
Anyone else, so far lp231


His build looks very good to me.
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October 16, 2011 10:07:15 PM

SORRY JUST REALISED YOU NEED KEYBOARD MOUSE AND WINDOWS 7 SO HERES THE NEW RIG


Fractal Design Arc Midi $99.99
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $119.99
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ $144.99
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM $89.98 ($44.99 each)
GIGABYTE 1GD Radeon HD 6950 $239.99
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular $64.99
Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB $29.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit $99.99
GIGABYTE GK-KM6150Keyboard & Mouse Combo $15.99

TOTAL: $905.90

hi so hears the new rig you should be able to get the x4 955be to at least 3.8/4ghz on that gigabyte board. Which is future proof for the new bulldozer platform cpus out at the moment or any other new amd cpus for the next 2/3 years id say i have also included the gigabyte 6950 witch is a brilliant gpu and has the best cooling out of all the rest in my option and dont let any one tell you that the x4955be will bottleneck the 6950 because it will definitely not.
i personally have a gtx 480 soc from gigabyte with the same cooler so i no how good it is and i also have both an i7 920 rig at 4ghz and a x4 955be a'4.2ghz and there is absolutely no difference in any gaming what so ever. And also the reason i gave you two hdds is so you can set them up in a raid setup for faster performance +the fractal case has epic cooling hope this helps.
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October 16, 2011 10:39:43 PM

When your on a tight budget every nickel counts...it's more money to put towards a better vid card. Better vid card = more FPS. 4GB of RAM is plenty. If your brother every decides to get into professional Auto CAD, then he can add another 4GB of RAM to that board later on. But for gaming...save the money for the vid card. And don't limit all your shopping to newegg. Check and see if you avoid paying tax by shopping amazon (depends on what state you live in).

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-Z68P3G3 $119.99 Free Shipping
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA1155

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-2500KBX $213.99 Free Shipping 10% off your order (max $10) w/ code: HOOT, ends 10/17
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU, Retail - BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Pro3%... <----- A better look at that board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <---- that board on newegg + shipping
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