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November 9, 2012 3:48:02 PM

I am building a computer for my parents as a Christmas present and would like to know if you guys think this would be decent for the money. I already purchased the case, psu, and dvd drive. I will not include OS but it will be windows 7.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All that on sale right now would cost me about $450


Also, do you think I should wait to buy the rest later if there are better deals on better hardware?

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November 9, 2012 4:33:27 PM

That link only works if we sign into your newegg account, so you can use another site like pcpartpicker.com or you can give us the link to each part.
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November 9, 2012 8:19:12 PM

It's a pretty good build, like the case selection and mobo. The only thing I would change is the CPU. Upgrade to the X4 965 for about $10 more. And that is a pretty low wattage build, probably in the low 400s, high 300s. Go with this PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 9, 2012 8:47:38 PM

What will your parents be doing with the computer? Will they be gaming or just internet, email, and applications (i.e.Word,Adobe, etc.)?

If they won't be gaming, I would suggest getting a new AMD Trinity APU or even an i3. The on-chip graphics would be more than enough.

Otherwise, if they will be doing some gaming (hard-core games, not games on Yahoo or Facebook) then your setup should be fine. Although I like Poltregeist's suggestions.
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November 9, 2012 9:11:46 PM

maui67 said:
What will your parents be doing with the computer? Will they be gaming or just internet, email, and applications (i.e.Word,Adobe, etc.)?

If they won't be gaming, I would suggest getting a new AMD Trinity APU or even an i3. The on-chip graphics would be more than enough.

Otherwise, if they will be doing some gaming (hard-core games, not games on Yahoo or Facebook) then your setup should be fine. Although I like Poltregeist's suggestions.


I second this decision, but if they are gaming, then I would recommend the HD7770 over the 550Ti.
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November 10, 2012 2:29:43 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, I will be going with a different cpu (probably a phenom II x4 of some kind), and I might wait to see what graphics cards go on sale in the near-future.

I think for now I will buy the motherboard and RAM I listed but wait on the other stuff and look around a bit more.

Sorry I didn't clarify everything at first.
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November 10, 2012 2:37:14 AM

Well if your planning on getting it on Black Friday/Cyber Monday you won't save much. I would say about $50 at the most. The discounts are small and on not so popular products. Those guys at Newegg are cheap :p 
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November 17, 2012 1:10:19 AM

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