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Old 05-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Hey everyone!

It's been a LONG time since I've posted here (about 3 years), but I know this it the place to go for help with new builds!

One of my friends wants to build a basic gaming computer for ~$500.

She wants to be able to handle League of Legends, which isn't TOO taxing and the Sims 3. I run an (ancient) Core2Duo with a ATi 4850 and can get 60fps on League of Legends, if that helps at all.

She'd need:
  • Case
  • Motherboard
  • Ram
  • GPU
  • HDD

I'd greatly prefer quality brands.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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this is probably overkill for what you've outlined it would be used for, but i i was building a pc this is the min spec id go for if i had little cash.

Case

Mobo

CPU

gpu GPU

psu PSU

mem

hdd

This comes to $623 so she'll need to save some more cash. lol

Im assuming she doesnt need an OS or DVD drive?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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fine setup by Ja6on.
in my opinion i rather have another CPU and Mobo, for your friends needs

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116775
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131835


You are gonna save 37 bucks and It's still gonna perform just as well for gaming.
you can use the money saved on a 1 step up Radeon 7770 GPU. it's gonna boost the FPS a bit.
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She'll need a DVD drive to install the OS and to install games that come on CD.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the posts!

I have a spare DVD Drive and she gets Win8 for free from her college so I'm set with those.

@Biker, what would 1 step up be? I have no idea what sort of hierarchy exists with GPUs or CPUs anymore considering I built my rig in 2008.
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The 7770 is 1 step up from that 7750 ja6on suggested.
the 7000 series of AMD radeon cards goes like this: 7750 -> 7770 -> 7850 -> 7870 -> 7950 -> 7970 -> 7990
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Awesome, any chance you can tell me where the 4850 stands in comparison to those cards?
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the 4850 is a higher rank than the 7770, but it's also from an older series.
it's properly not gonna be better then the 7770.
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actually i am SURE it's not gonna be better. that card is just too old
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #10
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Awesome, I just wanted to know some sort of comparison!

This looks like a solid build with solid parts.

With rebates it comes to $499, but she still need a monitor so we'll be looking for deals on that.

Thanks a ton!
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