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May 10, 2012 3:35:15 PM

Alright, first off thank-you for taking the time to read this and give your opinion. I will get right to it.

I am setting up a cheap build for a friend of mine that has very, very little money to spend.
He really only plays league of legends and facebook games so I was thinking I could get him a < $400 build. The big kicker is he doesn't have a monitor.

I know it would make sense to save a little and get better components, but he is also saving for a wedding in the next year so that is kind of out of the question.

If he does go with the build I would be ordering parts in the next week or two.

The build is as follows:

CPU: Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W 49.99
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 69.99
MOBO: BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX 49.99
PSU: COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W 44.99
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 69.99
RAM: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 20.99
Case: APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower 21.99
DVD: LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM 17.99
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 99.99

Now all of this with shipping come just over $450 before rebates. I am sorry there are no links, but they are all from newegg.
I have a copy of win7 32-bit that I will give him.
The reason I made this post is to make sure all of the parts are of decent quality and would work okay.
Also this build allows for a lot of upgrades in the future if he wanted without having to scrap the whole thing and start over.

Would this GPU be able to play games (mainly LoL) at the monitors resolution of 1600x900 decently?

Right now he plays games on a 5 year old laptop that is continuously dying on him so I offered to see what I could do.

As I stated I know it is a really low budget build and I would never do this for myself, but I feel that there is decent upgrade-ability if he would chose to do so.

I can not get anything more expensive, cheaper would be better, but there really is not a lot of option to go lower.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks everyone.
May 10, 2012 3:57:44 PM

TBH that's a good build for 450. Gives excellent room for upgradeability in the future. I don't reccomend going for an A8 APU as it might be cheaper, however there will be less upgrade paths for it.

At 1600X900 resolution - a lot of games should work - might have to play with the med/high quality settings.
May 10, 2012 4:04:43 PM

Chainzsaw said:
TBH that's a good build for 450. Gives excellent room for upgradeability in the future. I don't reccomend going for an A8 APU as it might be cheaper, however there will be less upgrade paths for it.

At 1600X900 resolution - a lot of games should work - might have to play with the med/high quality settings.



Thanks, I will leave the forum open for a little longer to see what some other people say and go from there.

I thought i would be a decent build. Thanks for agreeing now I don't have to make another one. Hehe.
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May 10, 2012 4:07:44 PM

To be honest, LoL doesn't require much graphics muscle at all. My brother still plays on a 4-year old build - C2D E7200, GTS 250 and 4GB RAM. It still runs like a champ on 1680x1050, apparently.

So basically, your build should provide good baseline performance in 1600x900 resolution.

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May 10, 2012 5:20:01 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I found your PSU on Newegg, and you can get it bundled with a 500GB 7200RPM Western Digital HDD. Your current setup of PSU+HDD costs $115 (ignoring rebates/shipping) - this combo costs $108 (still ignoring rebates). The shipping should come to just $3 (3 for PSU, free for HDD) and the PSU still has the $10 rebate. That brings it down to $101.
May 10, 2012 8:45:28 PM

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May 10, 2012 8:46:28 PM

mousseng said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I found your PSU on Newegg, and you can get it bundled with a 500GB 7200RPM Western Digital HDD. Your current setup of PSU+HDD costs $115 (ignoring rebates/shipping) - this combo costs $108 (still ignoring rebates). The shipping should come to just $3 (3 for PSU, free for HDD) and the PSU still has the $10 rebate. That brings it down to $101.



All the replies were good, but this one helped me save just a little more money.

Thanks all!!!
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