$400 new build.

Hey community,

So I am putting together a new build for a client/brother of a friend, and I was going to run by you guys what I came up with. My plan was to use an 8800GTX that I have lying around to save money on the budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably the next few weeks.

Budget Range: $400 no rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: 8800GTX

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Tigerdirect

Country: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference, but not the AMD bulldozer. Probably the new Celerons or Pentium chips.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I believe 1280x1024, I'll come back and edit this if I make a change.

Additional Comments: Its going to need to play Saints Row 3 and Starcraft II, among other games, rather well. High and Ultra are not required, but it must run smooth. Price must include OS


I've got an 8800GTX 768 that I am willing to take from my GPU cemetery. because this computer is going to a friend.

I am mainly making this post because I cant decide on whether I should go for a G530, G620, or a 2100 for the build. I have a G530, and it plays everything perfectly, but I haven't tried SR3 or SCII.

I've created a built that would go similar to this; I just like to run my builds by you guys. It came out to $340, so I would like to cut some dollars somehow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131724

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231307

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147159

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256071

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
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  1. Get different memory....DDR3-1333 MHz is very popular.

    PS...Antec HCG-620 or maybe XFX Pro 550 watt Core. Both were silver medallists during a PC Advisor review on 500-700 watt power supplies.

    Dave
  2. Actually, I am going to swap the mobo to this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315
  3. DavidY said:
    Get different memory....DDR3-1333 MHz is very popular.

    PS...Antec HCG-620 or maybe XFX Pro 550 watt Core. Both were silver medallists during a PC Advisor review on 500-700 watt power supplies.

    Dave


    Thanks for the reply. I acutally didnt see that it was 1066 memory. I'll go with this then:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310

    Edit, I also managed to shave it down to $304 by switching the power supply and the motherboard.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199
  4. With that so little money why you don't try


    Going AMD 3 ¿?

    Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

    CPU Now 975BE is cheaper than 965BE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103924

    Supports SLI and Crossfire, so in the future is and option, or if you want to upgrade your CPU socket AM3 isn't going anywhere for the time being so you can put inside a Piledriver in the future
  5. If I were going to spend that much on a processor/board combo, I would rather have an i3 2100, which would outperform the 975BE. I have a 965 myself in one of my builds. I love it, since it was the processor for my first build, but the i3-2100 is just faster. Sure the BE is going to overclock, but this computer is going to a client, and this is his budget.

    The Celeron fits his budget perfectly, and it is a good all around performer.
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