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Old 11-15-2009, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, anyone have any good ideas for a $600 full build that will play borderlands? A friend asked me to build one and I wanted some recommendations
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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by full, you mean like tower, monitor, keyboard+mouse, OS? anything that hed be able to reuse?
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I'll take care of the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS. Thats about all he can reuse.
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$189 - Cpu + mobo: - Phenom II x3 720 + Biostar TA790GXe
$125 - Gpu: - HD 4870 512 MB (shouldn't need 1GB of VRAM until 1920x1200)
$100 - Ram: - 4GB G.skill PI Black (just less than a year ago this ram was $50, disgusting)
$65 - HDD: - 750 GB 7200 rpm 32 MB Cache
$55 - PSU: - Antec 500W
$29 - DVD RW: - Yeah
$40 - Case: - Cooler Master 330

total $603

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I love my Pi Blacks........ Wish I had picked up another set back then
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thx druid, that looks like a good build to me. Its ashame I didn't keep all the ddr2 I had lying around, $100 for that Ram is kind of annoying.

A few of your items are sold out and stuff, so I picked a cheaper 4850 and a different HDD for him. Other then that everything else looks good.
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Np, it's a shame though. That 512 MB 4870 was only $125.
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Np, it's a shame though. That 512 MB 4870 was only $125.
Yea, I was happy with it but it was sold out It's alright, I might give him my old accelero s1 rev2 and vmod his 4850 for him if he lets me Either way he can still easily play borderlands.
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Borderlands played great on my 3850 256MB, so a 4850 should fly with it.
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Yeah, a 4850 will easily handle it.
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