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Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Budget build

Completed the form per instructions:

PLEASE when you POST threads asking for input on system builds tell us
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

internet and online mmo's


2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

4-500 usd

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

usa, newegg microcenter

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc.

nope

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

*psu, keyboard, mouse

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

default

8. What resolution will you be using?

1024 x 768

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Note that it is usually not cost or time effective to choose your build more than a month before you actually plan to be using it.

* now

X. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software?

i have a copy of xp, need something better

Basically my system is old/ atm nonfunctional, and I want to get into the modern times but I'm not a heavy gamer so I don't need the best. I have a new psu but the rest of my stuff is from ide times. I just surf the net and play some mmo's. Can you help me with a budget build? Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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What sort of psu do you have? Brand, wattage?
Since you only have $400 to spend on parts ($100 for win7), a cheap build around an intel celeron like the G630-G850 (<$70) with integrated graphics would work for you.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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What sort of psu do you have? Brand, wattage?
Since you only have $400 to spend on parts ($100 for win7), a cheap build around an intel celeron like the G630-G850 (<$70) with integrated graphics would work for you.
or perhaps a motherboard / CPU bundle from MC?

CPU / Mobo - core i3 3225 + Biostar h77 mobo = $150 (you have to purchase in store. The combo savings is $40 off the motherboard when paired with that CPU)

RAM - 8GB Crucial Balistic at MC $29 http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...ory_Modules%29

Storage - 2TB Barracuda $99 (you can buy something a little smaller to save $20 or so) http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...ve_STBD2000101

Case - NZXT $39 / $28 after rebate http://www.microcenter.com/product/3..._Computer_Case

that puts you at about $320 for the parts listed above. You can buy a smaller hard drive and save $20 to $30, but you end up with a third or half the storage. Up to you..

You can try the integrated graphics on the i3 cpu for now and see how it works. At the resolution you are playing it won't make sense to invest in a gpu yet. Save some money for a 10080p monitor and a video card

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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Microcenter runs motherboard/CPU deals which are often very good.

Roughly, case $40
http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-S...ords=source210

cheap date A55M FM1 Motherboard $52 before $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130641

A6-3670K $75 with code EMCJJNJ29 till 11/7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819106002

memory $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233170

psu $50 till 11/5 code EMCJNGN22 (overkill, any Corsair or Antec 400-450 fine)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027

dvdrw $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

HDD $60 WD Caviar Blue 500 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...WD+CAVIAR+BLUE

aBOUT$340 without OS

1TB $70
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...WD+CAVIAR+BLUE

add $55 for:
alternate MB/CPU $62+$130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157335

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116774

Windows 7 HP goes on sale about $80 oem, WINDOWS 8 about $40-70
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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or perhaps a Vishera cpu / mb bundle from micro center since he stated he's near one?
http://microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx
Yeah a Vishera would be great since they are cheap but MC doesn't have 4300 bundles yet.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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Do you need a monitor as well? I don't see one in the list of reused parts.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #7
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sorry. i don't need a monitor, and the psu that i have is a thermaltake 430watt model.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #8
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sorry. i don't need a monitor, and the psu that i have is a thermaltake 430watt model.
Thermaltake is kind of bad, I'd say that you're doing good with what infoiltrator recommended.
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