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Old 05-05-2010, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $700 Budget/Performance Build

Looking to put together a bang-for-buck PC for a friend that will be mostly used for Media and sometimes gaming purposes. Will need everything including OS, Externals...etc. No pre-existing components to work with here.

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Old 05-05-2010, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: $700 Budget/Performance Build

Did a quick build its a bit over $800 though not sure where else to skimp. You could drop it under with a downloaded version of XP. that would bring it to his range since the card i put isn't even dx 11

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
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$99.99
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Acer X193WCb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

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$149.99
$109.99
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX

AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
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$58.99
1

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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$59.99
$54.99
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GIGABYTE GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 GV-R485OC-1GH Video Card
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$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$119.99
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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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-$15.00 Instant
$69.95
$54.95
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COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W Power Supply
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-$20.00 Instant
$139.99
$119.99
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BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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$64.99
$59.99
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LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50

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SpecResearch DynaPoint KD-558B/PS2 Black PS/2 Standard Keyboard

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$114.99
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Default Re: $700 Budget/Performance Build

getting this psu instead takes off $60:
Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply

This case takes off $15:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

This mobo/ram/cpu combo removes $75:
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This leaves room for a gpu upgrade:

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR PCS&#43; AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

It comes to $699 and $689 after a $10 MIR.
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nice edit. I chose that motherboard and cpu though because its am3 for him to upgrade, but that would be up to him.

that is a very nice build for the price didn't see those combos when i was looking
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Default Re: $700 Budget/Performance Build

This is why I love you guys. Normally I'd know whats cheap and bang for buck, but I haven't really been looking at parts lately so I am kinda out of the game. Very nice find guys.
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