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Old 09-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, for my boyfriends birthday I want to build him a desktop. I honestly do not know anything about computers so I am doing all of this off of reading forums such as this and friends advice. I have a few things picked out and I want to know opinions.

A few quick things. I am trying to stay on a low budget but still give him a quality computer. He is going to use it for a lot of gaming. He works nights and on his nights off he will most likely log a lot of hours on his games. I am not sure of what games he will be playing though.

Anyways this is what I have so far...

Case:
Either the Azza orion 2020x0 or the apevia x-dreamer3-rd

Motherboard:
Asus f1a75-m pro R2.0 fmi amd a75 (hudson d3) hdmi sata 6gb usb3.0 micro atx amd motherboard with uefi bios

Processor:
AMD fx-6200 zambezi 3.8GHz socket am3 + 125w six core

Hard Drive:
westren digital RE4 wd5003ABYx 500gb 7200 rpm 64md carche sata 3.0GBs 3.5"internal hard drive

Graphic Card:
xfx hd-695x-CDDC radeon hd 6950 2gb 256-bit GDDR pcl express 2.1x16 hdcp ready crossfire x support video card with eyefinity

Like i said I have no knowledge in computers. So please give your advice. Also I am very tired at this moment so if any of that doesnt make sense I apologize.

Thank you
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You will need an optical drive (DVD drive) and a power supply to go with that.
What exactly is your budget? We can better help you with a solid budget for this rig.

That motherboard and processor do not go together. If you want to stick to the AMD FX CPUs then you should get the 4170 as it's faster than the 6200. Gaming doesn't need 6 cores.

You will also need a socket AM3+ board and DDR3. With a solid budget we can recommend you these parts. Will need a location to so we know which site to pick the parts from.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am really trying to stay under 800 but still give him a good computer. I am up for any advice. His birthday is in a month
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If you are located in the US, this is pretty much the best bang for your buck system you can get that will last quite a few years. Less than 800 and all you have to do is simply add these to your cart and order. If you need help assembling we can help with that too.

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C11

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Video Card:
Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Case: One of the ones you listed.
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-DREAMER3-RD Black / Red Metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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With what PP Mguire suggested, you would need an optical drive and hard drive too. Also, don't forget the operating system.
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With my budget I had a 500GB Seagate 7200.9 in there. Where did that go? 0_0
Yup, was still in the cart.

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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DVD burner and OS PP :P and this is the hard drive i got. same price, more cache and a 1TB


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I didn't put an optical drive because it was already mentioned and any one will do.
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DVD burner and OS PP :P and this is the hard drive i got. same price, more cache and a 1TB


Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
in this market, that drive is a steal.
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in this market, that drive is a steal.
yeah i got one when it was on sale last year for $49.99.... wish i had gotten another :/
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