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So I wanna build my friend a 400$ pc.

#11kelemvorPosted 7/17/2014 8:22:54 PM(edited)
People forget that Microcenter has amazing deals in store if you have one nearby. I saved maybe $75-100 on my i5-2500k build over ordering everything online from Newegg.

Here is an A10 7850K Black Edition for 139.00 and you get a motherboard for FREE!
http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

They also have some good Intel bundles. Most processors at Microcenter are around 10% less than newegg and they often thrown in bundle deals with motherboards in addition to their already low prices.
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#12coolpal23(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 3:04:11 PM
Guys... its 400 dollars. Dont recommend me intel cpu's.

Recommend me some good Amd ones, or rather some really neat Apu's...

Also, i live nowhere near a Microcenter.
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#13TimePharaohPosted 7/20/2014 3:05:13 PM
Save your money and give your friend some standards instead. It's cheaper, and will benefit him more.
#14LoshadtPosted 7/20/2014 3:06:08 PM
coolpal23 posted...
Recommend me some good Amd ones, or rather some really neat Apu's...


Talk about unrealistic expectations.
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#15coolpal23(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 3:07:43 PM
Loshadt posted...
coolpal23 posted...
Recommend me some good Amd ones, or rather some really neat Apu's...


Talk about unrealistic expectations.


Not really, since most Apu's are not that expensive.
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#16Freedan12Posted 7/20/2014 3:12:09 PM
$400 gift? Are you trying to get into your friend's pants?
#17MrLostPosted 7/20/2014 3:14:24 PM
coolpal23 posted...
Guys... its 400 dollars. Dont recommend me intel cpu's.

Recommend me some good Amd ones, or rather some really neat Apu's...

Also, i live nowhere near a Microcenter.

But I was able to squeeze a Core-i3 into the build I suggested, a CPU which matches or bests the FX-6300 at virtually every task you throw at them, that being pretty widely accepted as AMD's best CPU value today. Why not go Intel?
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#18LoshadtPosted 7/20/2014 3:17:02 PM
coolpal23 posted...
Not really, since most Apu's are not that expensive.


They're also weak as s***
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#19coolpal23(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 3:18:26 PM
Loshadt posted...
coolpal23 posted...
Not really, since most Apu's are not that expensive.


They're also weak as s***


He's not gonna be gaming on 1080p or even 720p for that matter.

As long as it can play most, at an ok resolution, it's fine.
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#20LoshadtPosted 7/20/2014 3:19:28 PM
coolpal23 posted...
As long as it can play most, at an ok resolution, it's fine.


Then he might as well buy a PS4, or better yet wait until his budget can accommodate a reasonable setup.
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