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Need a budget build for my brother

Last response: in Systems
January 29, 2013 7:12:58 AM

Hi everyone this is my first post just discovered this site. Been spending a few hours today looking at parts for a computer to build for my brother. It needs to be budget, our money is tight. My concern is that what I've picked out is $660 before shipping.

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter

EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply With 3-Color LED Lights

2x G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

I don't think he needs a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker, OS. So I didn't look those up. Thanks everyone!

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January 29, 2013 9:29:27 AM

So I'm guessing that about $600 is what you want to be aiming for?

This should be a good build for your budget.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $591.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 06:25 EST-0500)

Uses a better PSU (APEVIA is fairly horrible manufacturer), stronger graphics card and uses a roughly equivalent processor. Slightly faster RAM and HDD to top it off, while being about $60 cheaper. Motherboard isnt as good feature wise, but in all likelihood you wouldn't take advantage of things like PCI-3 and Crossfire/SLI anyway for your usage and budget.