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February 25, 2013 5:37:19 PM

As the tittle say i am building a computer for my cousin.. Gaming computer ( only game he plays is WOW like myself)

And his budget is tight. well not that tight. anyways

the CPU i was thinking of getting him was the AMD Bulldozer x4 fx 4100.. now i am looking for advice on motherboard so many out there..
i am looking for quality where he can slap on some high end RAM and at least 12-16g of it.

Also RAM to go along. that i can figure out on my own..

Looking for something with a little extra kick to play that game i know it doesn't require much but to play everything max you still need to have a little kick so any recommendation will be taken.. Canadian customer here FYI lol..

Thanks in advance

Looking to buy in 2 weeks

CPU
Motherboard
RAM

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February 25, 2013 6:07:01 PM

You forgot to mention what the amount of the tight budget is? $200, $300 etc.....
right now the Phenom II x4 965 black is on sale for $85 or you could get a fx 4300 those would be better choices for a gaming cpu. single GPU or crossfire? I would recomend a am3+ 970 board and 4gbz of memory with the best price, fastest speed and lowest cl you can fit into the budget.
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February 25, 2013 6:10:09 PM

he has about 500-600$ also will buy a case and PSU with that. wow... all you said just confused me some more.. i can build it but has to what out there and up to date am clueless.
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February 25, 2013 6:14:34 PM

ahh kk the fx4300 is 129 so 10$ more and better you said. single GPU
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February 25, 2013 6:28:47 PM

spend the most on the GPU, with your budget you could get a 7850 for $199.99 ASUS (HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2) AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 and budget in the rest for the best results. For $10 more you can get this http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... which is one better on the chart for gaming CPU's but that would mean a sacrafice somewhere else.
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February 25, 2013 6:31:13 PM

sounds good thanks :) 
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February 25, 2013 6:51:53 PM

which one would you pick between asrock and giga ? i personally liek giga always been a fans and back a few years ago i was always having plenty of fun OC with those bad boy's but he is not doing any OC. so.. adata ? for RAM i was looking more around 8gig of RAm and something like gskill or Patriot ?
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February 25, 2013 7:02:01 PM

Krazycdn2013 said:
which one would you pick between asrock and giga ? i personally liek giga always been a fans and back a few years ago i was always having plenty of fun OC with those bad boy's but he is not doing any OC. so.. adata ? for RAM i was looking more around 8gig of RAm and something like gskill or Patriot ?


I personaly like the Gigabitye also. You have to trade off some where and the memory will probably be it, 4gb should be enough for the system, if you have the extra $$$ get more. I have used all brands of memory and they are the same to me, all that matters is the speed and the cl score. From what I have reccomended I am up to $525 and you still need the case and PSU. If you go with the GIG MOBO that is $531, You can always drop $10 and go with the FX 4100. I am just trying to help you with some options.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3... $35 for a name brand 500watt PSU
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February 25, 2013 7:04:27 PM

yeah i will do what yuou said he doesnt need a HD or drive he has that so only need mobo+CPU+ram+ case and he wants a GPU although he has one but not the best.
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February 25, 2013 7:14:26 PM

Krazycdn2013 said:
yeah i will do what yuou said he doesnt need a HD or drive he has that so only need mobo+CPU+ram+ case and he wants a GPU although he has one but not the best.


Ok so show him or you pick 2 or 3 of each and price them, IE... fx6300 $139.99, fx4300 $129.99
MOBO Gigabyte $79 Asroc $72.99

get the ideal????

then figure which you like or he likes and make sure they are compatable.

for example I know the cpu and mobo's work together.

also different brands have different prices for same item. shop around and try to get the best for the least amount of money, Bang for your Buck!!!

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... better than the ASUS and only $194.99 after rebate. Giga card has a better clock speed 975ghz vs 920 but is $5 more and has a lower memory speed of 4800 where as the sapphire has a 5000Mhz speed.
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February 25, 2013 7:25:16 PM

i was thinking

fx4300 $129.99
Asroc $72.99 may go for the giga. will see
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB 29.88
Thermaltake TR2 500W $34.99 will buy a mid tower
WD Blue 500GB SATA3 6GB/s 7200RPM 16MB $64.99

this is all he needs for now. depending how much is left he will decide then

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February 25, 2013 7:25:51 PM

Best answer selected by Krazycdn2013.
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February 25, 2013 7:26:13 PM

rojodogg said:
Ok so show him or you pick 2 or 3 of each and price them, IE... fx6300 $139.99, fx4300 $129.99
MOBO Gigabyte $79 Asroc $72.99

get the ideal????

then figure which you like or he likes and make sure they are compatable.

for example I know the cpu and mobo's work together.

also different brands have different prices for same item. shop around and try to get the best for the least amount of money, Bang for your Buck!!!

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... better than the ASUS and only $194.99 after rebate. Giga card has a better clock speed 975ghz vs 920 but is $5 more and has a lower memory speed of 4800 where as the sapphire has a 5000Mhz speed.



you have been great HELP! thanks my friend
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February 26, 2013 4:30:29 AM

Krazycdn2013 said:
i was thinking

fx4300 $129.99
Asroc $72.99 may go for the giga. will see
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB 29.88
Thermaltake TR2 500W $34.99 will buy a mid tower
WD Blue 500GB SATA3 6GB/s 7200RPM 16MB $64.99

this is all he needs for now. depending how much is left he will decide then


Looks good to me I hope you both enjoy your build ;) 
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February 26, 2013 11:06:47 AM

rojodogg said:
Looks good to me I hope you both enjoy your build ;) 



i told him about it and the price and he's excited.... and he will spend around 250-300 on a GPU now so that will be fun for him.
now i may have to be at his place more often lol....

Thanks again! ;")
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