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Building a computer for a friend!


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Ok so this will be my second computer that I need to build. I appreciated the help you guys gave me with my last build so I decided to come back for some more advice.

The computer that needs to be built this time is not a gaming computer but it needs to run reasonably fast. I just wanted some pointers on what I need to do and if what I have so far could be toned down some. He's looking to spend around $400 dollars but go up if need be.

This is what I have so far:

Tower: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811154094
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136770
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231421
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103911
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817154026
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138329
CD drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204

I would mainly like to know if these things would for sure go together (I'm still new at this so I don't really want to run into the scenario where something has the wrong port). The computer at it's core is going to be mainly used for basic needs.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jIlh $482.38

If they can push it i would get a better case then the one i chose. But this build is a lot faster then the athlon x3 (it is a true quad) and it has a built in 7660 gpu into the cpu. Dollar for dollar that is the better build for under $500.

For this they get a system with an upgrade path (the fm2 socket is new so can get a newer stronger cpu later if need be) a decent built in graphics and a quad core cpu that competes with and often beats an ivy bridge i3 3220. Only things missing from this build is a keyboard mouse speakers and monitor. Plus it has the newer 3.0 usb ports. Plus if they do want to game its all there and will compete quite well. But if not the hd 7660 from what i understand supports eyefinity for up to 4 monitors plus it allows for higher screen resolution and better hd. It is the cheapest and most powerful system i could come up with. And worth every single penny.
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Oh very nice! Why would they want to get a better tower? Perhaps I can talk them into it!
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Cheap towers are well cheap lol You generally get what you pay for. That one does not seem to be a bad tower but it is also not the best. Plus they may want a different design or name brand. You never can know lol.
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Hmm yeah I understand... What is a good choice at a decent price? I would rather him have a good one so he doesn't run into any issues later.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129181 $49.99 it looks like a decent case with great cooling.
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Okay then! I appreciate the help! I'll probably buck for the better tower!
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