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Budget PC: Helping a friend

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone!

 

 

I got a friend who is asking for help to select pc parts for him and hes probably going to ask me to build it for him :P  So if you guys could help me, to help him, decide which parts to take that would be great!

 

 

His budget for the pc is between $600-$800 (Canadian) but IF he gets a good paycheck, he MIGHT increase it ;)  He did say that he wants to buy laptop that will be used for school and some photo processing on the go.

 

 

The desktop should be able to play his favourite games, Dota2, Fallout3 and Fallout4(when it comes out), on “max [settings] without missing a beat and without overheating […] and that is easily upgradable […] im probably looking at no more than $1200 for both desktop and laptop if at all possible”.  He already has the keyboard, mice, headphones and monitor so less things to put for the pc parts and the OS will come free as a student (I believe since I got one for free).

 

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I got an idea about the parts but I’m not too sure about them and its at $1000 mark which is maxing out his desktop budget.  So let me know what you guys think:

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2FRgo 

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Here is my idea about the parts. Let me know what you guys think

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2FTyV

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

-VInce

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Hi everyone!

 

 

I got a friend who is asking for help to select pc parts for him and hes probably going to ask me to build it for him :P  So if you guys could help me, to help him, decide which parts to take that would be great!

 

 

His budget for the pc is between $600-$800 (Canadian) but IF he gets a good paycheck, he MIGHT increase it ;)  He did say that he wants to buy laptop that will be used for school and some photo processing on the go.

 

 

The desktop should be able to play his favourite games, Dota2, Fallout3 and Fallout4(when it comes out), on “max [settings] without missing a beat and without overheating […] and that is easily upgradable […] im probably looking at no more than $1200 for both desktop and laptop if at all possible”.  He already has the keyboard, mice, headphones and monitor so less things to put for the pc parts and the OS will come free as a student (I believe since I got one for free).

 

 

I got an idea about the parts but I’m not too sure about them and its at $1000 mark which is maxing out his desktop budget.  So let me know what you guys think:

 

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2FRgo

 

 

Thanks!

 

-VInce

 

Why the RAID card?


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the build its self is $100 more and dosent have the custom part, but it is more effective 
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SAV1OUR/saved/3t3J


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CPU: i5 4670k i won the silicon lottery Cooler: Corsair H100i w/ 2x Corsair SP120 quiet editions Mobo: ASUS Z97 SABERTOOTH MARK 1 Ram: Corsair Platnums 16gb (4x4gb) Storage: Samsun 840 evo 256gb and random hard drives GPU: EVGA acx 2.0 gtx 980 PSU: Corsair RM 850w Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2 windowed 

 

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Swap that 660ti for a 760 that even cheaper. There are alot of 760 under 280 that are probably better then the Gigabyte card 

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Cut down to a CX600 , you don't need all that power! Perhaps the CX600m - which is nice cause it's modular


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As, perhaps consider getting a small 64/ 120gb ssd as a boot drive, makes a massive difference! You can get a 64gb sandisk one for less than 50 dollars


Main Rig:

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AMD FX 8320 @4.5Ghz  8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Blu 1600Mhz Sapphire Vapor X HD 7950 3GB 120GB Samsung 840 Evo  Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 

Corsair 600T Graphite Corsair H80i Corsair CX600 2x LG 24 inch LED @1080p Logitech G700s CM Quickfire TK (Brown)

 

Home Server:

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A4 6300 @3.7Ghz 5GB Kingston/Crucial DDR3 1600Mhz 1TB WD Green 2TB Seagate Barracuda

500GB WD Blue 2x Gigabit NIC Antec 300 OCZ 500w PSU Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2 R1.1

 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

dangit! i didnt realize that the raid card was there! It was from my plan to build my own NAS.  Thanks guys for letting me know! :P

 

-Vince
 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

You can also get that ram with 8gb for like $10 more.

Did you mean getting a 1x8gb RAM? i was thinking of getting probably one stick of 8GB, and if he plans on expanding it in the future, he either buy another 8GB(exact same specs) or replace it with a better/higher kit.

 

the build its self is $100 more and dosent have the custom part, but it is more effective 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SAV1OUR/saved/3t3J

i think $1000 would be stretching it as much as possible i want to keep it around $800 so he doesnt have to spend much.

 

Swap that 660ti for a 760 that even cheaper. There are alot of 760 under 280 that are probably better then the Gigabyte card =

 

As, perhaps consider getting a small 64/ 120gb ssd as a boot drive, makes a massive difference! You can get a 64gb sandisk one for less than 50 dollars

I played around with your suggestions and got this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2FU93

If only he has extra money i would have changed the MOBO and CPU to MSI Z77A and i5.

i was looking around and found an extra dvd drive so i can just give it to him :D

 

I dont think Dota2 takes up that much GPU and CPU power so the only thing im a little concerned is Fallout4 since there are no specs yet.  so let me know what you guys think :)

 

-VInce

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You're paying more for that RM650 than you were the CX750, which defeats the point. Get the cx600(m) - around 60 dollars rather than 100. Everything else is great


Main Rig:

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AMD FX 8320 @4.5Ghz  8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Blu 1600Mhz Sapphire Vapor X HD 7950 3GB 120GB Samsung 840 Evo  Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 

Corsair 600T Graphite Corsair H80i Corsair CX600 2x LG 24 inch LED @1080p Logitech G700s CM Quickfire TK (Brown)

 

Home Server:

Spoiler

A4 6300 @3.7Ghz 5GB Kingston/Crucial DDR3 1600Mhz 1TB WD Green 2TB Seagate Barracuda

500GB WD Blue 2x Gigabit NIC Antec 300 OCZ 500w PSU Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2 R1.1

 

 

 

 

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I played around with your suggestions and got this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2FU93

You're using the US version of pcpartpicker when you should be using the Canadian version.

This would be a more realistic suggestion: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2HIU3


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