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Buying computer for gaming. For a 11 Yr old.

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May 5, 2013 3:05:03 PM

As the title says I am buying my girlfriends little brother a gaming computer. My budget is 700 can't go past so I put together a system excluding a monitor, Keyboard and mouse since he has all that. Not anywhere near good but I am sure he won't care about having a regular mouse and keyboard and monitor that does not reach 1080P. It was pretty easy choosing. The total came out to be $673.81 Would of liked to be a little cheaper but oh well. As long as he can play games on medium to high or even low at a good frame I am fine. The specs are here.

CPU-AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz
Mobo-ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+
RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1600
PSU-Corsair TX 650
HDD-WD Caviar Black 500GB
GPU-ASUS GTX650TI
Case-Corsair Carbide 300rand DVD drive.

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May 5, 2013 4:05:59 PM

What is the resolution of the monitor that he has?
May 5, 2013 4:08:47 PM

ksham said:
What is the resolution of the monitor that he has?


I have no idea I just know that it is from like 2006 probably not even 720p.
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May 5, 2013 4:23:13 PM

The idea behind this was to make it small and light in case he plans to move it. So it's more expensive for the case choice, etc. but it will suit him very well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $701.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
May 5, 2013 5:02:22 PM

I was wanting to get him a nice small case. About the size of a console. But I can't find any for cheap
May 5, 2013 5:19:17 PM

Which CPU would be better? AMD FX-6300 or the AMD FX-4300 Vishera
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May 5, 2013 5:29:01 PM

FX-6300.
May 5, 2013 5:34:15 PM

ksham said:
FX-6300.


Ok thank you. I decided to go with the NZXT Source 210 as it is $35
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May 5, 2013 5:39:59 PM

That's a Mini ITX case, not Micro ATX.
May 5, 2013 5:50:53 PM

Well I would choose a best answer but I don't get the pick solution icon..
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May 5, 2013 5:58:03 PM

You have to edit your first post and check the box for selecting a best answer.
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