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Old 11-09-2013, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My brother just got out of the military and his laptop died right before he got home. He wants a desktop now since he's got a permanent place to keep it. His budget is around $1000 and we're going to Fry's in Atlanta to pick up the stuff. The build will basically be used for gaming, nothing high-end. At most he'll be playing WoW or maybe FFXIV. So, does anyone have any builds around that price, including a monitor? I was looking around on Newegg and came out to just over $1300... I've never actually built a pc from scratch, so it should be fun! Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can build a rig for you, but the likelihood that Fry's price matches is slim to none.

Try to stick to parts like these, leaving plenty of room for monitor/periph budget.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430
Newegg.com - ASRock B85M-HDS LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Yellow Heat Spreader) Model TLYD38G1600HC9DC01
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2761-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com
Rosewill RANGER-M Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com

$752

Add 100 to that if he needs an OS. 150-200 will get a nice 21-23" 1080p monitor. Stick to Asus, Dell, Samsung, NEC, or LG if possible.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response. It's a nice build Looking at Fry's website they don't have the mobo in stock. But I was thinking of changing that anyway to get a regular size mobo and bigger case for later building/expanding. Again, thank you
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The Fry's website doesn't indicate what they have in store. You have to call them up and ask, and sometimes they don't even give you the correct information.

Fry's is actually a pretty bad place to buy parts from. If you have a Microcenter around, it would be wise to hit them up instead. You'll probably get a better deal on the CPU/Mobo combo and may even be able to grab a 4670k.
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