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October 25, 2011 5:36:02 AM

So my friends needs a new computer and his budget is really tight so i wanted to see what I could do for him, and it kinda proved to be a challenge so i wanted to see if i could get some help on here.


Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 300-350

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Basic use, He also said he wants to be able to play Civilization V(or Civ 4 would do)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: any

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: He Would like to be able to upgrade the CPU later.

Thanks for the help in advance.

More about : 300 350 build

October 25, 2011 6:18:46 AM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20 GIGABYTE GZ-KF03B
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40 Lepa N Series N500-SA 500W (lepa is a rebadged enermax unit)
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$93 GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX (use onboard vid for now, grab a 6570, or 6670 later)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65 AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core ($8 off with code)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$22 GeIL Pristine 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb (HDD prices are going up)
ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$17 SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X

Total: $317 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/specials)
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October 25, 2011 7:52:39 AM

hmmm....
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 40$

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 75$

Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 25$

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 55$

the hard drive and dvd burner stated by ih8u 80$
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 40$

sapphire hd 5670: 70$
$

total: 345
its little over the budget but can run any game on med high
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October 25, 2011 8:21:03 PM

IH8U said:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20 GIGABYTE GZ-KF03B
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40 Lepa N Series N500-SA 500W (lepa is a rebadged enermax unit)
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$93 GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX (use onboard vid for now, grab a 6570, or 6670 later)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65 AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core ($8 off with code)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$22 GeIL Pristine 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb (HDD prices are going up)
ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$17 SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X

Total: $317 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/specials)


Thanks looks good I showed this to him and he thinks he's going with this one.
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