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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

A friend has asked me to look at putting together a computer for them with a budget of $1600 was just wondering if was on the right track components wise, in particular the CPU and Motherboard, or whether an intel option would be better?

This is what I have so far:
https://pricespy.co....?l=65728&view=m

The main use for the computer will include word processing, web browsing etc... as well as being able to play range of games.

Feel free to make any comments and suggestions.

Thanks

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:09 AM

That looks pretty good. Personally I'd get an i3 2100 and a H77 board though, although if you want to stay loyal to AMD I respect that.

I'd recommend getting either of these PSU's instead:

https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=708952

https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1214674

I know the one you listed is Gold-rated, but the voltage ripple isn't very good. I used to recommend Aurums left, right and centre until I read more deeply into a couple of reviews.


Lastly, I have that wireless adapter sitting around (barely used) and I'm happy to see it go for cheap :)
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

To be completely honest, if gaming isn't really the main thing on their mind then perhaps a laptop would be better suited ?

And what Josh said, an i3 + H77 would be a good idea at no real price difference either.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:02 AM

Giz a hoon on your wireless adapter (if he doesnt want it)
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:11 AM

and back on topic, I like the look of the list. would +1 the intel reccomendations or maybe spend a bit more if possible for the 4170 if that way inclined.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:30 AM

Another thing, saw this today: https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=804403

Twice the capacity for $10 more. It's 1333MHz but there's barely any difference between RAM in day-to-day use.

And bear in mind the 6850 in your list isn't in stock anywhere!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions, have updated the list accordingly.


Giz a hoon on your wireless adapter (if he doesnt want it)


The adapter is all yours. Thanks for the offer though JoshHunter
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

Looking good :D

Might I also add that you could get a 64GB SSD to use as a boot drive and still be within the budget. I'm not sure whether you've used a system with an SSD before, but it makes for a far faster and more responsive system.

A good option would be either the Crucial M4 or Samsung 830.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

I know the one you listed is Gold-rated, but the voltage ripple isn't very good. I used to recommend Aurums left, right and centre until I read more deeply into a couple of reviews.


That's exactly what I said a few months back.You do get what you pay for when it comes to PSU. Do not skimp on PSU!
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:00 PM

Haha I remember that. That's what prompted me to read into more reviews :)
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

Haha I remember that. That's what prompted me to read into more reviews :)


Another benefit of being a PriceSpy member. You learn new things everyday.

To OP:

Rig looks good. Glad you chose Intel. :)
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

I'll keep the SSD in mind, might get one for my own computer when get around to re-installing windows.

Thanks for all the feedback guys

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Another thing, saw this today: https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=804403

Twice the capacity for $10 more. It's 1333MHz but there's barely any difference between RAM in day-to-day use.

And bear in mind the 6850 in your list isn't in stock anywhere!


Please take note, when you go to the actual store sites, the product is in fact only 1x modules, so 4 gigs.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

Oh wow, thanks for that.... I had no idea

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

Please take note, when you go to the actual store sites, the product is in fact only 1x modules, so 4 gigs.

Not qute: http://www.pp.co.nz/...07&ref=pricespy
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for pointing that out, not sure if would have caught that

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

Please take note, when you go to the actual store sites, the product is in fact only 1x modules, so 4 gigs.

Not qute: http://www.pp.co.nz/...07&ref=pricespy


It seems to depend which store you go to. Either Pricespy has it mucked up or the stores have listed the wrong product number.
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