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$450 Budget Computer

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November 3, 2011 8:02:51 AM

Um, i'd like this computer to be able to play league of legends decently, and play chinese chess so yeah. I have a build in mind but I have no clue with computers, so I want you to help!

case: Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound $59.99

cpu: AMD Athlon™ II X2 255 3.1GHz w/ 2MB (Retail Box, Socket AM3) $59.99

motherboard:MSI 870-G45 ATX AM3 870 DDR3 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 GBLAN Audio CrossFireX Motherboard $64.99

ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $34.99

power:CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $29.99 after rebate

graphics:Gigabyte Radeon HD 5450 700MHZ 512MB 1.6GHZ DDR3 HDMI DVI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Low Profile Video Card X2 $14.99 after rebate x2 = 29.98

hard drive:Western Digital VelociRaptor WD740HLFS 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

optical drive:LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM $17.99

cooling:Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $29.99

TOTAL: $381.91 after rebates, without tax, and shipping

Please tell me what doesn't work and what so ever, i'm like only 16 and need help. I need to build my dad a computer so he doesn't play on my darn HP >:(  LOL haha! or when he does play on it, I can play LoL on the computer I built!

I can add a bit more money to this build, like $50
Thanks :) 

I'm going to overclock this CPU to the max and do CrossfireX
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet(playing chinese chess), and gaming is not very important as long as it can run chinese chess at clubxiangqi

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November 3, 2011 1:57:27 PM

Odd hard drive choice; it is very small.
Definitely get a higher quality psu because you do not want a crappy one to fry your new components.
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November 3, 2011 10:04:57 PM

APU....rethink your setup.
November 3, 2011 10:36:55 PM






DVD(or keep the one you got)



It totals 491 before 30 in rebates...10 over but you get a SDD and a videocard and a 4core processor.

I bet your dad would love the fast boot times but if you don't want the SDD you could always add another videocard on it for the 70 you are paying for the SDD
November 4, 2011 1:38:32 AM

But yeah, I wanna leave those video cards as they are LOL. I'm cheap :) 

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November 4, 2011 4:07:48 AM

But i just showed you a way to have 2 video cards that are better then the one you wanted or a fast loading SDD for 460, only 10 over budget(with shipping added in). Forget the SSD or the extra video card, just getting the APU instead of the CPU and the video card gives you have a 400 dollar PC with 4 cores and a 6500 series card.

Oh, I just realized your planning on to xfire the 5450...I didnt see the X2 for some reason. Dude, dont crossfire those cards. If you have to, get a cheaper card to add to the APU. Putting those little things in xfire is a waste of a xfire bridge. Go with an APU setup you will thank me in the end.
November 4, 2011 4:48:43 AM

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