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Building a PC for my brother, around a $750 budget.

#1NotQuiteAFreakPosted 9/22/2013 9:41:37 AM
Or a 500 budget. He says he wants a Mid-ish level entry computer equivalent to my PC I built 2 years ago. This is what I've got so far: http://i.imgur.com/7Bu1dew.png

I figured he could make some savings just by shopping around for deals on, but I'm wondering if there are any improvements ya'll could make that'd possibly lower that price down to the 500 price. Also what would you make of that CPU (He doesn't want to OC)? Also, also would you say only 4GB is enough?

P.S I plan on giving him some parts too Optical Drive, Keyboard and Mice and I might buy that PSU for myself and give him mine. :3
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#2ECOsvaldoPosted 9/22/2013 12:25:20 PM
Check this out -> http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1GufT
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#3NotQuiteAFreak(Topic Creator)Posted 9/22/2013 3:24:22 PM
ECOsvaldo posted...
Check this out -> http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1GufT


That's probably just out of his price range. But thanks anyway.
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#4ocelot51Posted 9/22/2013 3:39:27 PM
ECOsvaldo posted...
Check this out -> http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1GufT


Drop the i5 to an i3 and replace the GPU with a Radeon 7770 Ghz and it may fit his budget while still being acceptable for gaming (not great, but not bad either).

Only do this if you think the guy can't save a little more for the recommended parts. Those parts would go a long way.
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#5YoungAdultLinkPosted 9/22/2013 3:40:34 PM
Wow, and I thought RAM was expensive here.That's a good double the cost of what I'd pay on newegg. And that's as much as I payed for my 7870 a year ago.

May have to go with an i3 system, along the lines of what I use. Plays all my single player games at perfectly acceptable frame rates, except for Shogun 2 with large unit sizes on. I find BF3 to run well enough, too, but I don't often play in anything larger than a 32 player match because 64 is just a bit unfocused.
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#6NicodimusPosted 9/22/2013 4:35:48 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1GyRd

$730 build I just made. The CPU is not overclockable, but it should run most games very well. I didn't include an OS, because I wasn't sure if you had one already. If not, it turns into a $820 build. In that event, you could still downsize the GPU and come in around $750.


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#7NotQuiteAFreak(Topic Creator)Posted 9/23/2013 3:16:55 PM
Bump, anymore suggestions?

Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1GyRd

$730 build I just made. The CPU is not overclockable, but it should run most games very well. I didn't include an OS, because I wasn't sure if you had one already. If not, it turns into a $820 build. In that event, you could still downsize the GPU and come in around $750.



That actually seems pretty decent, though I'm not too familiar with AMD's GPUs how's it compare with the GTX 660ti? I can also lose the optical drive too. Thanks. :)
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#8NicodimusPosted 9/23/2013 3:33:18 PM(edited)
The 7950 is slightly more powerful than the 660Ti. They're in the same ballpark. Some games may run a little smoother on one or the other.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7950-vs-GeForce-GTX-660-Ti

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

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