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Old 11-30-2009, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Folks, building a pc for a family member and wanted input on this build. It's for general home use, web, video, photos etc. Not sure if it's overkill. I guess they never really have a PC that rocks so I wanted it to be good and last. I have a version too that replaces the i5 with a quad core 8400, ended up being about 50.00 less. Also need a recommendation on a wireless card. This will be my second time building! Thanks for any advice regarding the build or any potential savings.

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^ youve listed the power supply there twice.

what is your budget for the build? are you looking at just the tower or does the budget also include a mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.?

you also need an OS?

how general use are you talking about here? even though for the price you could find something better, the gts 250 is a mid-range gaming card and i dont know what you mean by general., so thats why i ask for some clarification. (gaming? or general web surfing, viewing photos/vids/docs?; you could potentially save more money)
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good psu choice,

I thin you should list a budget, parts you already have and still need like MM said.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whoops, where I listed the power supply twice should have been Windows 7 Home 64 Bit. Don't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. If it's used for gaming at all it wouldn't be anything to graphically intensive, say along the lines of WoW. I'd say mostly web surfing viewing photos/video/docs, down the road some photo/video editing. Honestly I didn't really have a strict budget I was working with was looking to keep it under 1,000.00.
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i would buy this GPU:
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It has better performance and it's about the same price.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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get these combos instead. they include the case, mobo, and cpu you already has listed, but one of the combos includes better ram. should save you around $30.

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and i agree with farinha ^ , for $5 more id pick up that 4870 instead.
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