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Old 01-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all again!

My buddy is wanting to build a gaming PC to play the latest games with, and has a budget of around $650.

We already have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, and he plans on hooking the computer up to his TV, so I figured $650 or so would be enough to get a decent PC for gaming.

He wants an NVIDIA Graphics Card and an Intel Processor.

He plans on ordering it within a month.

Thanks for any and all suggestions!

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I hope that copy of Windows is retail. If it is OEM, it cannot be transferred to a new system.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Considering the budget I'd try and talk him into an AMD CPU and/or GPU.
$650 is just too tight to get a build of current gen tech from Intel/Nvidia.
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But no GPU... if he saves up (or wait until tax time!) he'd have a very decent machine...

you can pick up a 560 Ti for about 200.00 or you can but Trotter's GTX260 as a decent starter!
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Plz dont double post or slaymate will come and say it to u
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Thank you so much for all the posts!

I am thinking the build by Talyor is very good looking, except with a few changes..


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PSU: Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

This is overbudget by quite a bit, but he thinks he'll be able to bump it up. The windows 7 will work on his computer, but thank you for making sure!

Plus, $45 mail-in rebate, so that covers shipping.

If there's any changes to this, then I'd be glad to make.

Thanks you,

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That pre-packaged newegg one is really good. Add a ghpu in at a later date, and its a very good build.
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That pre-packaged newegg one is really good. Add a ghpu in at a later date, and its a very good build.
GPU*?? I think the 560 TI will be good, and that will bump it up to $850 or so. The only problem might be the low memory, but that can easily be updated.


So I'm either thinking my list or the prebuilt with 560TI, what do you think??
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