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April 3, 2012 11:57:09 AM

Hi so my dad wants to get a new computer for mostly web browsing, watching movies, and the other odd tasks so here is the build i threw together please rate

CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core $125.89
Motherboard ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $37.99
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $89.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB $99.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $64.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer $17.98
total: $591.81 (after rebates)

he said no more than six hundred dollars and some future proofing he won't be running games on it and it is absolutely step up from what he has now (AMD Athlon II X4 640 based build)
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April 3, 2012 12:10:32 PM

Looks like a pretty nice build for just browsing the web. Where did you find those prices?
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April 3, 2012 12:23:09 PM

minus the 550ti.a HD6670 will get the job done and will save you some bucks.you can also save some more by getting a h61/h67 mobo.z68 isn't required for basic works.here's my suggestion-
LG dvd-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HAF 912-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
sammy f4 2tb-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
sapphire 6670-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
antec earthwatt 500w-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mushkin enhanced blackline 8gb-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock H61 usb3 mobo-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i3 2120-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
total-$587 before rebates and $552 after rebates.
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April 3, 2012 1:03:56 PM

why a dedicated gpu if you can do with the integrated gpu. i.e. HD 2000.

it can also run dual monitors
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April 3, 2012 1:05:06 PM

while it might be fun to build a whole new PC, what exactly are you going to be improving for him for his $600?

His current build has more than enough CPU to do the expected tasks. Lets assume he has 2GB of DDR2, that is still not going to limit anything like what he is doing.

If you want my advice, buy a nice SSD for half the money and spend your time re-installing the OS and his apps. He will see far more benefit and it will cost less.
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April 3, 2012 2:31:30 PM

he just told me to throw together a build for him for $600 or less he wants a little more future proofing and i will be running some mildly graphics intensive games on it so hence the 550 ti and he runs photoshop
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April 3, 2012 2:34:05 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
Looks like a pretty nice build for just browsing the web. Where did you find those prices?

i went to pcpartspicker.com and chose the parts and they gave me the best prices
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April 3, 2012 2:48:36 PM

yes search the parts on pc part picker what we suggest to get the best bang for buck
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April 3, 2012 2:55:48 PM

Sounds like someone plans a lil gaming on dads pc lol.
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April 3, 2012 2:58:55 PM

Yea, it can platy most games on low easily. If you and him ever plan to lan party....

good build as is. I approve
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