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$500 Leisure/Gamer Build

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November 11, 2011 10:44:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Can be tonight, definitely within the week

Budget Range: $500-600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Building a family member a PC for Internet browsing, I can see my young nephew wanting to try some games on there aswell. (world of tanks, bf2) I also know they play a lot of browser games.

Parts Not Required: PSU, Mobo

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.ca, newegg.ca, Canadian shipping sites preferably

Country: Canada...

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: Maybe, if you insist

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: Lets give'm 1920x1080

PS. I have parts already owned and am going to use them in the build
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Already going to be used in the build are:

Phenom II x4 955BE
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

ASUS M4A785-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ultra LSP 450w
http://mail.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath...



I have searched myself, and am looking for advice on whether or not to add these:

Apevia X-TRPJR-BK X-Trooper Jr Mid Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Please help! would like to purchase ASAP


November 11, 2011 10:58:37 PM

Great card :wahoo:  but the mobos onboard graphics i believe are Radeon HD 4250? 4520? lol something like that. With what they'll be using it for, thatll do just fine.
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November 11, 2011 11:00:41 PM

Maybe I can add in my extra HD 5770 for them if I ask for a bit more cash
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November 11, 2011 11:01:50 PM

oh, I think the 5770 might require a bigger PSU
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November 11, 2011 11:19:15 PM

The mb you have listed is an old technology Am2 board thats deactivated and not in stock . Even if you can find one its a dead end part with no possibility of upgrading in the future
Worse still the DDR2 memory is twice the price of more modern DDR3


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I dont know about the quality of your psu , but at that wattage it should easily run a 5770 , or even a 6850


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November 11, 2011 11:26:22 PM

I already own the the mobo, easiest way to save money? re-use. mobo only holds ddr2. no solution other than to buy ddr2
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November 11, 2011 11:27:30 PM

my concerns are mainly the other parts I would like to purchase and build with in combination of the already owned items.
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November 12, 2011 2:58:37 AM

any second opinions?
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November 12, 2011 4:42:27 AM

As I am an avid player of World Of Tanks, I know that the game is playable with the integrated 4250 graphics that come on most AMD based motherboards. But the game is barley playable with this. I have the 5570 which is a cheap card and works but if you want to run games any more taxing I would look at cards that are faster. The graphics card previously listed would work great but if its is too pricey for what you want step down to a card in the $90+ range.
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November 12, 2011 5:22:49 AM

Although you already have some parts I have put together a list of products I would buy with a $600 limit.

operating system of course ($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD/CD drive the cheaper the better ($17.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I have personally built a computer with this case had no problems with it but you can substitute another. ($64.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Yet another product I have used and would use for a motherboard. ($79.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
thermal paste ($12.98)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Depending what case you get I would get different CPU coolers if you were to get a large case I would use a 120mm cooler ($29.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but the case I chose I would go with a 92mm cooler due to the side fan the case has ($24.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
keyboard ($15.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mouse ($7.99) it is cheap but I own one and I like it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Phenom ll X4 processor at 3.2 that overclocks great if you ever want to ($124.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power supply I have in my computer good power usage at low loads ($54.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Don't know why hard drives went up in price so much I got a 750gb WD black 2 months ago for $55 but this should be good ($51.99) I believe it is the same one you picked out too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
memory at 4gb this is fine and can be upgraded in the future ($26.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Lastly graphics a 6750 for $104.99 but with rebate come to ($74.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total price is $603.87 although I didn't use newegg.ca (sorry used newegg.com out of habit) you should be able to get all the same products on newegg.ca. and although this wasn't exactly what you asked for it represents what you can put in a computer for this price.
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November 12, 2011 11:48:31 AM

icedfire690 said:
Get a mac?


lol not a chance

As for the IGP, they will not be playing taxing games, WoT may be the most taxing game played by my nephew. as for my aunt she only plays browser games on facebook and such. I just want to make sure its a fast rig for browsing and the little games she plays.

my nephew can stick to some older games ill provide him with, need to school him on the classics before bringing him to the new age stuff. this is due to me thinking younger kids these days are starting off with xbox360s and not ever experiencing what we might have grown up on lol
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November 12, 2011 3:27:04 PM

Then just stick with the 5570 or 5670 for a cheap graphics and that will be more than enough for most older games.
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November 12, 2011 5:20:07 PM

Give that kid some Red Alert 2 man.
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November 12, 2011 8:51:40 PM

hunter387 said:
Give that kid some Red Alert 2 man.


oh helllllls yes, if the first red alert ran smoothly on windows 7 id start him off on that. i probably have spent over 100hrs playing that game
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November 12, 2011 10:01:08 PM

lol yeah man I grew up with the first one myself! I got all the expansion packs for the first and second too! Yuri's Revenge was great!
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November 12, 2011 10:03:29 PM

I bought each and everyone game of the complete series seperately and still ended up buying C&C the first decade lol.

anyone interested in a round of tiberian sun? :sol:  :sol:  :sol: 

I realise we've went off topic, but the longer I wait for answers/opinions I'm deciding things on my own. Alls well that ends ok
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