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User Info: Icecreamdunwich

Icecreamdunwich
5 years ago#1
Steered my friend away from an AlienWare computer by telling him I would build it, got a good build picked out (for his budget), just making sure no one had any suggestions? He is looking at ~ $800, mostly playing League of Legends and Starcraft II (for now).

Here is the build I have for him:


Motherboard: ASRock H61M MicroATX - $66.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004S0CTNE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CPU: Intel Core i3 2120 - $122.98

RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB - $48.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N8GVUY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7850 - $239.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JCNOZK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

PSU: Corsair Builder Series 500 - $53.58
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2U6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

SSD: Crucial M4 64GB - $74.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKWG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm - $74.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EY5F5C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Case: NZXT Source210 - $39.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005869A7K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Notes: We live in Alaska, so Newegg is a nogo as their shipping here is outrageous, he won't budge on no SSD, and he is fine with 500GB for storage. <br />

User Info: r0ge00

r0ge00
5 years ago#2
I was going to suggest some cheaper RAM, but it's only a $3 difference. Their PSU selection is limited as well, so what you have will work fine.

User Info: Icecreamdunwich

Icecreamdunwich
5 years ago#3
From: r0ge00 | #002
I was going to suggest some cheaper RAM, but it's only a $3 difference. Their PSU selection is limited as well, so what you have will work fine.


Yeah, I almost went with the Antec Basiq 500 but the Corsair CX500 is just better.
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User Info: Icecreamdunwich

Icecreamdunwich
5 years ago#4
Derp
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User Info: link510

link510
5 years ago#5
The corsair cx430 should be fine for that build, no reason to get the 500w. If he plays a lot of star craft I suggest getting an i5 just because of how CPU demanding that game is, and then bumping the GPU down to like a 560/6870 or something.
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