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January 22, 2013 10:29:39 PM

RAM-Corsair Dominator GT 8GB

Processor-AMD FX 4100 4-Core Processor

Graphics-ATI 7750

Hard Drive-Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB

Motherboard-GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

OS System- Windows 7 Pro (Home Premium)

Keyboard-Razer BlackWidow

Mouse-SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse (Grey)

Mouspad-SteelSeries 4HD

Monitor-ASUS VH236H

Tower-CM Storm Scout

PSU-Corsair CX750

Headphone-Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Internet Card-TRENDnet Gigabit PCI Adapter Card TEG-PCITXR

AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable

My friend asked if I could build him a computer and so far these are the parts I got; he needs it under $1100. I don't know ATI and AMD that well, but I did a little research.

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January 22, 2013 10:38:08 PM

AMD FX 4100 ---> OLD
get FX 4300 or FX 6300 (wont be dissappointed)

are you in US/canada? maybe we can help you better than suggesting part one by one

and what is the PC for? game? what game?
January 22, 2013 10:59:12 PM

AMD Radeon said:
AMD FX 4100 ---> OLD
get FX 4300 or FX 6300 (wont be dissappointed)

are you in US/canada? maybe we can help you better than suggesting part one by one

and what is the PC for? game? what game?

I live in the USA and it's for games, and I guess at least able to hand Rome 2 just fine or maybe.
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January 22, 2013 11:03:10 PM

will you stick with AMD or open to intel build?
fyi most AMD build is underpowered and should be Overclocked to match intel build performance
January 22, 2013 11:21:24 PM

Also try to upgrade that video card a little... for not much more you could get a 550ti or 7770 HD (i think benchmark 550ti is a bit better) possibly you could find a radeon 6870 somewhere for price range (clearance or what not) that would be a great addition (there are not many around anymore cuz they are discontinued but some places still sell them, yes discontinued but they are better than 7770 and 550ti)

anyways, good luck man
January 22, 2013 11:54:06 PM

First off, we can eliminate some things from your build. You don't need a LAN card because all motherboards have built-in NICs these days and you don't need an HDMI to DVI cable. The monitor that I chose comes with a DVI cable for your GPU. You don't need a 750W PSU for this build unless your friend plans to CrossFire in the future. 550W will be just fine. The processor is way old, plus Intel surpasses AMD in the CPU gaming market. The GPU is a little outdated too. I wouldn't worry too much about gaming keyboards and mice at this point in the build. These can come later, say next paycheck, birthday, etc. I left the headset, of course. You would be better going with a 1TB HDD and an SSD over a 2TB HDD. If storage becomes a concern, just add another drive later. And since I left you less than $3 to spare, he will have to use the desk for a mouse pad. :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbmd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601P2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($36.94 @ Newegg)
Other: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset ($49.99)
Total: $1097.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 20:47 EST-0500)
January 23, 2013 10:02:03 PM

cball1311 said:
First off, we can eliminate some things from your build. You don't need a LAN card because all motherboards have built-in NICs these days and you don't need an HDMI to DVI cable. The monitor that I chose comes with a DVI cable for your GPU. You don't need a 750W PSU for this build unless your friend plans to CrossFire in the future. 550W will be just fine. The processor is way old, plus Intel surpasses AMD in the CPU gaming market. The GPU is a little outdated too. I wouldn't worry too much about gaming keyboards and mice at this point in the build. These can come later, say next paycheck, birthday, etc. I left the headset, of course. You would be better going with a 1TB HDD and an SSD over a 2TB HDD. If storage becomes a concern, just add another drive later. And since I left you less than $3 to spare, he will have to use the desk for a mouse pad. :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbmd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601P2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($36.94 @ Newegg)
Other: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset ($49.99)
Total: $1097.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 20:47 EST-0500)


Thanks! I was thinking about Nvidia and Intel, but I thought that it would be a bit expensive to upgrade. What I meant was that in the long term when he wanted to upgrade his stuff it would cost a lot of money.
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