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October 12, 2012 12:04:57 AM

Putting together a computer for a friend as a present for his birthday. So far this what I have come up with compiling a few different sources. He has about $530 to work with so theres a small room for improvement, but that's not necessary. How does this rig look? Thanks for any help!

Quick edit: I would like to order strictly from newegg so if you have money saving ideas or improvements please stick to them.

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X - $17.99

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB - $74.99

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX - $59.99

MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit - $134.99

GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 - $32.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz - $99.99

Case and Power Supply Combo - $84.98

Total before MIR's = $505.92

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October 12, 2012 12:10:59 AM

Looks fine. Just make sure you have a OS.
October 12, 2012 12:15:02 AM

Deemo13 said:
Looks fine. Just make sure you have a OS.

Absolutely, that's the second part to his gift. I have a spare 7 key :)  Thanks for checking it out. If I don't see any major issues we'll be grabbing this tonight. Maybe it can help someone looking in a similar price range.
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October 12, 2012 12:30:26 AM

niceeee combo on the case and psu those are both money! Everything looks good, although an argument could be made for an i3 here ;D

I have seen so much mudslinging from both sides of that argument, perhaps we don't have the month to get to the bottom of it :D  That was a major internal debate I did have before the process of putting this all together though.
October 12, 2012 12:44:12 AM

lol or a bj from a toothless hooker

Or I think I can convince him to upgrade his horrible keyboard! Perfect.
October 12, 2012 1:27:32 AM

boulbox said:
switch the HDD with the 1TB

see if you can use the extra cash to upgrade GPU into a 7850.

gives it a bit more performance over the 7770

Great ideas, I think I will switch the HDD with that one, however with him needing a keyboard I think I might stick with the 7770. Thanks for your input I'm sure it will definitely help others looking at this too. Going to pull the trigger and order this now. Thanks again everyone, awesome community here.