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July 26, 2012 2:52:36 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This month

Budget Range: 300-400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, watching youtube, movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Location: US

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want the most value in this price range

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My sister needs a computer, nothing fancy just reliable.

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a b C Monitor
July 26, 2012 2:57:17 AM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75-D3H ATX FM1 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $409.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 22:59 EDT-0400)
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a b C Monitor
July 26, 2012 2:59:44 AM

here you go. the graphics should be more than sufficent for moderate use. if you would like not to have a graphics card, you take it out all together
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July 26, 2012 3:07:24 AM

Can we get to around 350$ or so? Those are great builds, its just that my sister is a cheapskate haha.
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a b C Monitor
July 26, 2012 3:13:45 AM

sure i guess....

cheap as i can get it without sacrificing too much performance. tell her that spending less than that usually results in really low end hardware.
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July 26, 2012 3:17:18 AM

TheBigTroll said:
sure i guess....

cheap as i can get it without sacrificing too much performance. tell her that spending less than that usually results in really low end hardware.

Oh, well if that's the case do you think it would be better to by a prebuilt?
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a b C Monitor
July 26, 2012 3:21:16 AM

jake_larkee said:
Oh, well if that's the case do you think it would be better to by a prebuilt?


If the person in question is that much of a cheapskate then the build I posted is about as cheap as you can get without buying pre built.
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a b C Monitor
July 26, 2012 3:25:32 AM


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MLC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.75 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $376.66
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 23:24 EDT-0400)
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July 26, 2012 3:33:26 AM



As far as performance goes, how good is this?
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July 26, 2012 3:37:28 AM

The G850 can out perform AMD Quad Cores (I.E Fx 4100 and Phenom 965)
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July 26, 2012 3:41:10 AM

guerrero said:
The G850 can out perform AMD Quad Cores (I.E Fx 4100 and Phenom 965)

This seems to be the best option, but I'm going to leave this open a little longer.
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July 26, 2012 3:54:12 AM

jake_larkee said:
This seems to be the best option, but I'm going to leave this open a little longer.

guerrero has a very economical build but one small boo boo. the pentuim g850 has intel HD graphics and not intel HD 2000. probably not a problem but it can not be the best for video playback.
adding a cheap card like PowerColor Go! Green AX5450 512MK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 $26.99 will alleviate any potential unsatisfactory performance issue.

it is a great build for the price.
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July 26, 2012 3:57:28 AM

Anonymous said:
guerrero has a very economical build but one small boo boo. the pentuim g850 has intel HD graphics and not intel HD 2000. probably not a problem but it can not be the best for video playback.
adding a cheap card like PowerColor Go! Green AX5450 512MK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 $26.99 will alleviate any potential unsatisfactory performance issue.

it is a great build for the price.

Well that pretty much settles it.
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July 26, 2012 3:57:31 AM

Best answer selected by jake_larkee.
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a b C Monitor
July 26, 2012 3:58:26 AM

id get at least a 6570 but a 5450 performs like hd300 graphics
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July 26, 2012 7:16:52 PM

Anonymous said:
guerrero has a very economical build but one small boo boo. the pentuim g850 has intel HD graphics and not intel HD 2000. probably not a problem but it can not be the best for video playback.
adding a cheap card like PowerColor Go! Green AX5450 512MK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 $26.99 will alleviate any potential unsatisfactory performance issue.

it is a great build for the price.


On Newegg it said intel hd 200 graphics but I didn't check the intel site :-| checked and it does just have intel hd graphics
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