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ErRoR
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join:2002-10-26
Tullahoma, TN

[Parts Check] New build inspection needed

Hey guys, i'm building my 11 year old son a new computer for Christmas, so he'll stop taking over mine. The problem is, it's been years since i've been up-to-date on all the new hardware. I want to use intigrated graphics for now, but be able to upgrade down the road. I'm also trying to stay under 600 bucks.

Then games he plays Minecraft, Team fortress 2, WoW, and a few other games of that nature. The computer is not all for gaming, but it needs to be able to run the above games when needed.

I done some reading today and have a parts list put together. Can someone take a look at it and see if i'm headed in the right direction? Thanks guys for any help.

Case:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···11208046

PSU:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17153023

Mobo:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···3131711R

Cpu:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···19115074

Ram:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20231485

Hdd:
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···22136929


Krisnatharok
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Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
That CPU isn't worth more than $150 new. If you are going to build now, use Ivy Bridge (3000 series). I'm also unclear what you are trying to do with the Velociraptor. It'd be better to just go with an SSD+regular HDD, or ditch the SSD altogether.

Here is my latest build for a kid only a couple years old--you can save money by ditching the discrete graphics card, and substituting/removing peripherals:
»Re: [Parts Check] Proposed student/light gaming build
said by Krisnatharok:

Final build. He had asked me to go through Newegg for everything, then later changed and said he'd pick the CPU up from Microcenter as it is $30 cheaper.

OS: Owned (Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English)
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core (3MB Cache, 3.3GHz) - $100
Mobo: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $85
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $35
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition OC 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - $115
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $70
PSU: COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US 450W (Bronze/Active PFC) - $27 after MIR/rebates
ODD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $25
Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus RC-431P-KWN2 - $30 (after MIR/discount)
Wifi/Networking: TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter High Gain IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 - $25
PC sub-total: $515

Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor 1920x1080 - $109
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - $50
Mouse: Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical - $35
Peripherals sub-total: $194

Total w/tax & shipping: $710

Not bad for Ivy bridge i3, 8GB ram, 1TB HDD, and Radeon 7770.

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ErRoR
Premium
join:2002-10-26
Tullahoma, TN
Very nice. Looks like I'll go with that setup also, should do everything he will need to do for a while.

Thanks for the input.

Tonice2007
Premium
join:2005-12-20
Brooklyn, NY
reply to ErRoR
You can also, use eBay, instead of newegg, if it's cheaper, since the risk is minimized due to PayPal policies.


Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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lol? Just... no.


ErRoR
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join:2002-10-26
Tullahoma, TN

2 edits
reply to ErRoR
said by Tonice2007:

You can also, use eBay, instead of newegg, if it's cheaper, since the risk is minimized due to PayPal policies.

I'm not sure i understand what your trying to say. I try to order everything i can from newegg....they've always been pretty good and prices are hard to beat imo.

Got the parts I ordered today. They came in record time...1 day. I guess I'll wait till Christmas day after he opens all the parts to build it with him. The only question i have about the build is the ram slots. It's been a while since I've done it, but i'm thinking in order for the ram to be in duel channel mode, I'll need to install a stick in a1 and b1 correct? Thanks guys for all your input.

Eric

Figured it out. Thought that was right, but just wanted to be sure.


Krisnatharok
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Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
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It can vary per motherboard. Just do whatever the mobo manual tells you to.