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Modify my friend's build. Under 700 is the budget.

#1zxelmanPosted 11/19/2013 7:11:29 AM(edited)
As said in topic title, 700 is the budget. Here's the link.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AnubisImpulse/saved/2QDG

First of all, know this. Ignore the liquid cooling, he's not going to overclock. If I see anyone saying "DUH WHY LIQUID COOLING", you're off topic and I'm not responding. It's a bad choice, I know, he knows (now).

Second, Don't worry about adding a monitor, he has one. 1080p.

Third, he's not looking to max. He's fine with 30+ frames on medium to high settings. He'll get a better GPU and processor a year or so later. He'd like to run on native resolution. He plays a wide variety of games, but he doesn't care too much about having good settings on the latest games.

and lastly, try keeping the optical drive (if you suggest a different one, go ahead), and a wireless network card. Also needs to include the Windows 7 disc.

Thanks for your help.
#2GarquillPosted 11/19/2013 7:34:30 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24Oe4

a lot better, but could still be improved

I saw some prices on another site that I don't see on this site, so I couldn't pick them
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#3zxelman(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2013 7:37:06 AM
Garquille14 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24Oe4

a lot better, but could still be improved

I saw some prices on another site that I don't see on this site, so I couldn't pick them


Thanks a lot though, it looks really good.
#4zxelman(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2013 7:44:21 AM(edited)
Should I be worried about the compatibility warnings in that link? It seems like it'll downclock the RAM according to the site. Not to mention it talks about the USB ports.
#5Fade2black001Posted 11/19/2013 8:41:33 AM
better PSU

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24Pul
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#6zxelman(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2013 9:45:54 AM
Thanks for the update.
#7GarquillPosted 11/19/2013 2:33:11 PM
updated
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24ZXn

I had to leave for work so I couldn't explain any of my changes
I'll do that now



Case - The case he had was way too expensive for the parts going into it, unless he wants to pay for aesthetic value. The case I selected is actually the one I just bought for my new build. It's cheapish and has great reviews.

CPU Cooler - Won't be needing any aftermarket cooler without an overclock.

Case Fan - I removed it because it's not going to help much and is taking money away from the CPU and GPU

RAM - I reduced it to 4GB because I somehow doubt he's going to need 8GB. He also chose really expensive RAM; not good. If he wants 2 games running alongside photoshop and 30 browser tabs, okay, increase it.


Freeing up all the money from the above things lets us do so much more with the CPU and GPU.

The GPU listed is almost twice as good as the one in the original build, and the CPU is about 50% better

It's possible that getting an i3 instead of that processor and upgrading the GPU might be better, but I'm not sure

there's actually $30 left so I guess you could get back the case fan or get 8gb of RAM just fine
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