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    The HD 6450 is a low end graphics card probbaly no meant for gaming. Barely get 30fps at 1080p in COD 4.
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    Yea that GPU wont be really good for modern games.

    A 560Ti or equivalent should be your main aim.

    Rest is good enough.

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    1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 520 still too weak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGT View Post
    1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 520 still too weak?
    ITs low end again and not meant for 3D gaming.
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    Hmm ok thanks, I gotta do a little more research before buying a pc

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    I went with a Radeon 6870. Its not extremely cheap but is a mid-low end card but i haven't played anything that would top it out. I built mine for 550 and it's great. Ill pull up my newegg list to give you an idea. Although i already had the HDD and OS.
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    Awesome guys, thanks for the help.

    Matrix, I'm definitely gonna look into that build . Is that all I'll need? Other than the minor parts , keyboard , etc... Or will I need to add more?

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    That's what i did. I got an I3 3100 but bumped up for gpu. My processor runs everything with no problem.




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    Not bad...I'd swap the the PSU with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

    ^$6 more, but single rail

    I'd instead purchase the CPU and motherboard at Newegg with this combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...=Combo.1177246

    ^$55 less, plus another $10MIR

    With the freed up $59 I'd apply that to upping the video card, just $20 short of getting an XFX 2gb 7850 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150656) < has a $10 MIR also...great card too with a little OC tweaking.

    If he already has a current version of windows he can get a special on W8 today at Newegg: W8 upgrade for $69, with a $40 MIR. That's W8 for $29 (provided he already has an old copy of winxp/7 etc)

    That case...I'm so tired of seeing it. Such a good deal though lol


    EDIT: Also see he's in Philly. They got a Microcenter out there, if he can drive to the store he can get a 3570k for $189...http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...1155_Processor

    Wish I had a Microcenter near me
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    Only thing is .. I have no idea to build the computer by hand so wouldn't I have to get all the parts from the same place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGT View Post
    Only thing is .. I have no idea to build the computer by hand so wouldn't I have to get all the parts from the same place?

    Oooh...all these parts people are listing are from places where you purchase parts and assemble them yourself!

    I'd help you with a build...but I live on the other side of the country rofl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekmon View Post
    Oooh...all these parts people are listing are from places where you purchase parts and assemble them yourself!

    I'd help you with a build...but I live on the other side of the country rofl
    Doesn't newegg assemble it for you? At least they used to a couple years ago.. Not too big a problem though either way. I have friend who is good with that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGT View Post
    Doesn't newegg assemble it for you? At least they used to a couple years ago.. Not too big a problem though either way. I have friend who is good with that stuff.
    Typically no they don't. At least I've never looked into them doing it for me...<shrugs>

    If you have a friend who's practiced at it then you should be alright though.

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    I know for sure Newegg used to put them together if you asked them to. Hmm I'll have to look into that. If not, like I said, I can get a friend to do it.

    Just gotta' make sure I get the right stuff first

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    Dude just build it yourself everything comes with instructions plus theres countless Guides on Youtube or you can ask on here otherwise most places charge to build it for you

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    We all didnt know about computers at one point in our life, we asked around on the net and had friends that taught us whats the deal is.

    Building a computer thesedays isnt too hard, the only part you might need a screwdriver is to fit the motherboard into the case the rest of the time most decent modern cases thesedays have tooless fixings to secure hard drives and graphics cards in place.

    These are for my coolermaster case they click into the hard drive screw holes then the hard drive slides into the rail system.
    Easy to add in new drives and remove them.





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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    We all didnt know about computers at one point in our life, we asked around on the net and had friends that taught us whats the deal is.

    Building a computer thesedays isnt too hard, the only part you might need a screwdriver is to fit the motherboard into the case the rest of the time most decent modern cases thesedays have tooless fixings to secure hard drives and graphics cards in place.
    lol...speak for yourself! First PC I built was a 486 dx2, didn't have the net to fall back on

    But yeah it's easy enough to do, hardest part is picking out the right pieces. Putting them together is a snap (of course putting it together cleanly is slightly harder but hey it's a learning process)

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    I built my first PC with tuition from my friend who gave me the pieces to build it it was a Pentium 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I built my first PC with tuition from my friend who gave me the pieces to build it it was a Pentium 1.
    Heh, I remember those. My dad and I just sat down one day and started piecing the 486 together. Was fun, turned into a lifetime hobby for me.

    But as you said: Much easier today for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekmon View Post
    lol...speak for yourself! First PC I built was a 486 dx2, didn't have the net to fall back on

    But yeah it's easy enough to do, hardest part is picking out the right pieces. Putting them together is a snap (of course putting it together cleanly is slightly harder but hey it's a learning process)

    lol thats nothing my first PC was an AMSTRAD CPC 464 and it was so hard......................................connecti ng the Keyboard to the Monitor ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    lol thats nothing my first PC was an AMSTRAD CPC 464 and it was so hard......................................connecti ng the Keyboard to the Monitor ha!
    I remember those

    First one I ever used was a TRS-80 at school. POS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGT View Post
    Awesome guys, thanks for the help.

    Matrix, I'm definitely gonna look into that build . Is that all I'll need? Other than the minor parts , keyboard , etc... Or will I need to add more?
    Yes that covers everything inside the case (along with the case itself). Just need a monitor, kbm and speakers.

    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    Hmm I would swap the CPU for an AMD Quad & put the difference towards a better GPU imo with being on a low Budget "n" all

    save $20 against that i5 with this 8 core

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103961

    or even more with a Quad Chip or 6 core chip

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103996

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103962
    Meh, I haven't cared for AMD since they stopped being competitive with intel back in the Core 2 duo days.

    Andy potential savings isn't really worth it when the processor is likely to be a bottleneck down the road.

    Better to get a cheaper vid card now with a good cpu which can be paired up with a better gpu down the road and not be a bottleneck.

    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    That's what i did. I got an I3 3100 but bumped up for gpu. My processor runs everything with no problem.
    Yeah I considered doing that, but I think we are really nearing the end of dual cores in desktop pc's. I'm willing to bet that with the advent of the next gen consoles future games will see significant benefits from quad core processors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rekmon View Post
    Not bad...I'd swap the the PSU with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

    ^$6 more, but single rail

    I'd instead purchase the CPU and motherboard at Newegg with this combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...=Combo.1177246

    ^$55 less, plus another $10MIR

    With the freed up $59 I'd apply that to upping the video card, just $20 short of getting an XFX 2gb 7850 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150656) < has a $10 MIR also...great card too with a little OC tweaking.

    If he already has a current version of windows he can get a special on W8 today at Newegg: W8 upgrade for $69, with a $40 MIR. That's W8 for $29 (provided he already has an old copy of winxp/7 etc)

    That case...I'm so tired of seeing it. Such a good deal though lol


    EDIT: Also see he's in Philly. They got a Microcenter out there, if he can drive to the store he can get a 3570k for $189...http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...1155_Processor

    Wish I had a Microcenter near me
    The seasonic is modular and has better overall reviews.

    That motherboard in that bundle is garbage, I couldn't recommend something like that in good conscience.

    And while microcenter may offer a better cpu for slightly more, once you add tax the additional cost goes too far over budget for small performance gains over the 3330.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGT View Post
    Only thing is .. I have no idea to build the computer by hand so wouldn't I have to get all the parts from the same place?
    Its not as bad as you think. Just do a little research. Just plug and pay honestly. People get scared by the circuit boards but there really isn't much to it. The biggest concern is making sure you get the matching socket for the cpu. And matching the RAM as well.




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