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December 1, 2012 9:44:27 AM

Hey guys, I'm trying to build a $500 AMD for a friend. I'm pretty well versed with Intel but she wants AMD. The computer will be mainly for gaming. Currently she only plays League of Legends.

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! thanks! :) 

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December 1, 2012 9:52:15 AM

does she need monitor, dvd drive, keyboard etc?
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December 1, 2012 10:05:15 AM

Sorry, forgot to add that. She doesn't need a monitor, dvd drive, keyboard or windows!!
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December 1, 2012 10:27:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.85 @ NCIX US)
Total: $546.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 07:26 EST-0500)

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You can look for a cheaper case if you are tight in budget and perhaps a different PSU but the rest of the build is good imo
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December 1, 2012 10:55:03 AM

$85 is a bit much for the PSU on this budget.
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December 1, 2012 11:21:05 AM

Hmm yea you are right, just couldn't see something nice at lower price and i picked little quickly :)  let me see again...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified SFX12V Power Supply ($53.97 @ NCIX US)
Total: $500.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 08:20 EST-0500)

and how about this? exactly 500 bucks :) 
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December 1, 2012 11:25:55 AM

Looks great to me ;) 
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December 1, 2012 11:28:05 AM

technoholic said:
Hmm yea you are right, just couldn't see something nice at lower price and i picked little quickly :)  let me see again...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified SFX12V Power Supply ($53.97 @ NCIX US)
Total: $500.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 08:20 EST-0500)

and how about this? exactly 500 bucks :) 


Thank you sir! :) 
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December 1, 2012 11:28:07 AM

How is that mobo? Finneous do you have an idea? that's the only part i have questions in mind. Though, this is a budget build and we have limited choice. But maybe something better?
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December 1, 2012 11:30:47 AM

No probs. You can also take more advise about mobo if you want. I doubt it is a bad pick, Asrock is a good brand but maybe someone else has a better advise. Whatever you decide, good luck :) 
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December 1, 2012 11:32:05 AM

Best answer selected by ctomster.
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December 1, 2012 11:34:34 AM

For the price there isn't much choice in motherboards.
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