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600$ PC build? Rate and Critique please?

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September 5, 2012 8:05:12 AM

Ok so here's the deal my cousin is getting a job and he told me the first thing he wanted to buy was a computer after he saw the one I built. So i thought hey ill put one together for you and you can just give me the money and ill buy and build it for you. Me being myself also thought that this would be a great way to get rid of some older parts and give myself a little upgrade so i told him i'd sell him my parts for cheap. So we agreed on that and he told me that he didn't want to spend more than 600$ initially on the computer. So now i come to you guys to get some other takes on the build i put together for him. All replies are welcome. Mainly all he would be doing on this computer would be playing guild wars 2, League of Legends, Pangya. Thanks in advance!

Approximate Purchase Date: Late this month- or early next month from now

Budget Range: Below 600$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Multimedia

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but Im open to others

Location: United States, Dallas, Texas

Parts Preferences: Not to picky

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: He said probably in the future like late this year or early next year

Your Monitor Resolution: I believe he told me 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Im selling him my old Graphics Card, 8Gigs of Ram, and my processor maybe when the pile driver chips come out if they offer better performance.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: He's upgrading from like a 5 year old laptop with intergrated graphics :cry:  nuff said.

The build I put together for him:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (Im selling to him for 60$)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TA990FXE ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (Im selling to him for 20$)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card (Im selling to him for 100$)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $552.24

This is just a general rough build for now and is easily subject to change with prices but tell me what you guya think about this one please. There isn't a mechanical hard drive because he already has one laying around. And will 650 watts be enough to power 2 of the 6850's in crossfire? Umm that's about it for now give me any advice you would do to the standard build here or if you want design your own build and ill also take that into consideration. Thanks for all replies in advance!

PS: Sorry if you read this post already i accidently posted before i was finished so i deleted it and this is the final post i swear lol Sorry im still new here.

My computer if you care. :D 
September 5, 2012 8:16:22 AM

You'v made a fairly good build for your friend, that is a pretty good rig for $600. Maybe a better case.

I recommend the Zalman Z9+ for budget rigs. Looks pretty nice and has most of the features of higher end cases. No USB3 unfortunately.
Zalman Z9+. $55 (Has a $10 rebate on it as well)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A bigger SSD wouldnt go amiss either, but 64GB should do if you are careful with what programs go on there. Though I would suggest this SSD over that A-Data.
OCZ Vertex 4 64GB. $65 ($15 rebate if you can get it).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or if you want more capacity.
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 5, 2012 8:33:40 AM

It's a pretty good build.
But you should get a better motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and you could also get a better power supply.It's not like you really need it but this one is just unbeatable for the price.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=29823&vpn=OCZ800EXS&ma...

The case he chose has some pretty bad cooling.
I suggest you upgrade it to either this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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September 5, 2012 9:05:51 AM

manofchalk said:
You'v made a fairly good build for your friend, that is a pretty good rig for $600. Maybe a better case.

I recommend the Zalman Z9+ for budget rigs. Looks pretty nice and has most of the features of higher end cases. No USB3 unfortunately.
Zalman Z9+. $55 (Has a $10 rebate on it as well)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A bigger SSD wouldnt go amiss either, but 64GB should do if you are careful with what programs go on there. Though I would suggest this SSD over that A-Data.
OCZ Vertex 4 64GB. $65 ($15 rebate if you can get it).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or if you want more capacity.
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I think your right ill upgrade the SSD and I like the case you chose i think ill roll with that one.
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September 5, 2012 9:08:21 AM

Kamen_BG said:
It's a pretty good build.
But you should get a better motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and you could also get a better power supply.It's not like you really need it but this one is just unbeatable for the price.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=29823&vpn=OCZ800EXS&ma...

The case he chose has some pretty bad cooling.
I suggest you upgrade it to either this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah im changing the case and I see that it is a pretty good deal but if the rosewill can handle Xfire 6850's i think ill keep that psu many people seem to like it. And the mobo you suggested only has 1 pci x16 speed slot and im quite sure he wants to crossfire later? Wouldnt the 8x affect performance?
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September 5, 2012 9:17:06 AM

Ok so what do you think about this one?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (Im selling to him for 60$)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (Im selling to him for 20$)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card:XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card (Im selling to him for 100$)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $599.99 (off newegg)
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