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July 2, 2012 9:09:25 PM

My cousin asked me for a new build for him



Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $220 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web surfing, light gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, case, psu and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: dosnt matter

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No (He says hes getting a 6850 latter and we know you cant hybrid or whatever its called crossfire)

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Basicly we just need an APU, Mobo, ram and cpu cooler

More about : 200 apu build

July 2, 2012 9:12:44 PM

He wants to play multiplayer valve games and maybe BF3 in the future
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July 14, 2012 12:30:16 AM

Do u need HDD/SSD too?
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July 14, 2012 12:34:57 AM

He has a HDD we can add an SSD he says to $300 so I was thinking of an a8-3870k and a TX3
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July 14, 2012 12:37:41 AM

Does he have x64bit windows?
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July 14, 2012 12:38:44 AM

Yep he has home premium if that matters (64 bit)
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July 14, 2012 12:40:41 AM

guerrero said:
Yep he has home premium if that matters (64 bit)

Yeah, he is fine with 8GB.

If it would be just x32bit, he can have only 3GB RAM : )
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July 14, 2012 12:42:28 AM

i3 it is haha he'll be happy and the onboard graphics arent so good but we'll eventually add something good
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July 14, 2012 12:44:15 AM

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July 14, 2012 12:49:42 AM

CPU cooler comes with CPU.

He is fine and under the budget.

$255 total.
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July 14, 2012 12:50:44 AM

All that should work just fine : )
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July 14, 2012 12:52:04 AM

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July 14, 2012 12:52:08 AM

Best answer selected by guerrero.
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July 14, 2012 12:53:36 AM

I might even get the motherboard myself since it's on my wishlist haha
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July 14, 2012 12:54:34 AM

:D 
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