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July 8, 2012 5:18:46 PM

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=N82E168...

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July 8, 2012 5:29:05 PM

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
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July 8, 2012 5:35:24 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
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July 8, 2012 6:52:03 PM

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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