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Advice on a $540 build??? Which one??

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January 29, 2013 6:06:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: soon

Budget Range: less than $540

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video streaming, web browsing, office tasks, gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: Canada

Parts Preferences:none

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm helping my little cousin with his new desktop. He will be using the pc mostly for video streaming with some mild gaming. He is a casual SC2 gamer and will probably play some future titles. He doesn't need to max out everything, but would like smooth game play with decent eye candy. I've came up with some builds please choose the best one! :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 

BUILD 1:

CPU: Pentium g860 -------------------- $65.70
MB: ASUS P8B75-m LE MATX -------- $69.61
GPU: XFX 7850 -------------------------- $159.99
PSU: XFX 650w ------------------------- $69.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB ----- $69.98
Case: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel ------ $39.99
RAM: G.skill 2x4GB 1600 -------------- $47.99
DVD: DVD Writer ------------------------ $15.12
------------------------------------------- $538.37

BUILD 2:

CPU: i3 3225 --------------------------- $127.99
MB: ASUS P8B75-m LE MATX -------- $69.61
GPU: ASUS 7750 ----------------------- $114.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB ---- $69.98
PSU: XFX 450w ------------------------ $49.99
Case: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel ----- $39.99
RAM: G.skill 2x4GB 1600 ------------- $47.99
DVD: DVD Writer ----------------------- $15.12
-------------------------------------------$535.66

BUILD 3:

CPU: A10 5800k ---------------------- $128.26
MB: Gigabyte F2A75m-d3h --------- $80.60
HD: Samsung 840 120GB ----------- $99.99
GPU: Gigabyte 6670 ------------------ $67.14
PSU: XFX 450w------------------------- $49.99
Case: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel ----- $39.99
RAM: G.skill 2x4gb 1600 ------------- $47.99
DVD: DVD Writer ----------------------- $15.12
------------------------------------------ $529.08

BUILD 4:

CPU: Phenom II X4 965 black -------- $87.99
MB: MSI 970a-g46 ---------------------- $89.99
GPU: ASUS 7750 ------------------------- $114.99
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus--$24.98
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB --------- $69.98
PSU: XFX 450w ----------------------------- $49.99
Case: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel ---------- $39.99
RAM: G.skill 2x4gb 1333 ------------------ $45.79
DVD: DVD Writer --------------------------- $15.12
----------------------------------------------$538.82

BUILD 5:

CPU: AMD FX-6300-------------------------- $131.37
MB: MSI 970a-g46 ------------------------- $89.99
GPU: Gigabyte 6670 ----------------------- $67.14
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus---$24.98
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB ---------- $69.98
PSU: XFX 450w--------------------------------$49.99
Case: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel ------------ $39.99
RAM: G.skill 2x4gb 1600 -------------------- $47.99
DVD: DVD Writer ----------------------------- $15.12
------------------------------------------------$536.55

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January 29, 2013 6:31:46 PM

build one
January 29, 2013 6:38:08 PM

I like build 4. Can you use pcpartpicker.com or ca.pcpartpicker.com? There is some money to be saved by ordering from different sites, or upgrades to parts for the same money.
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