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G-Nava

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Hello forum, it's been almost three years since the last time that I posted here and to be honest it was a bit confusing, but that was entirely my fault, as it was my first time building a computer and I didn't know a thing about the subject, so please forgive me. Anyway, I'm glad to be back. It's now three years later and even though I'm not the same clueless kid that I was, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on this new project of mine.

But why keep taking your time with these stories, let me get straight to the point.

So I'm going to build a computer for a friend. My friend asked me to make it in a way that it could play all the latest video games for a couple of years while still being at a reasonable price.
Upon hearing this I got very excited and I put my hands to work. This was the result. Please don't mind the peripherals. Budget cuts.

Now, I selected all the pieces to the best of my knowledge, but I'm no expert whatsoever and I need some feedback before proceeding.
My questions are, could something be improved without significantly increasing the price or even reducing it? have I done the right choices? or did I made an unforgivable mistake?

Thank you very much in advance, and please forgive me if my English is not so good. Even after all those years I'm still practicing.
Cheers.

Edited by G-Nava, 02 August 2013 - 03:56 AM.

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Hello G-Nava

For the intended gaming use your friend does not need so will not fully utilize a 6 core processor, consider swapping the CPU for the faster and less expensive quad core FX - 4350 http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= use the cash saved to get a bigger display that also has a faster 2ms response time http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= $169.99 after mail in rebate.

An alternative MB that could also save some cash http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20
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Hello G-Nava

For the intended gaming use your friend does not need so will not fully utilize a 6 core processor, consider swapping the CPU for the faster and less expensive quad core FX - 4350 http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= use the cash saved to get a bigger display that also has a faster 2ms response time http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= $169.99 after mail in rebate.

An alternative MB that could also save some cash http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20


Thank you for the reply! I will get the FX-4350 instead. As for the motherboard, given that my friend will probably never SLI, you are right about getting the AMD 970 chipset to save some money. Because I've never had any issues with Asus, I was wondering if this board would also be a good option: http://www.amazon.co...UQJ0_B008V9959O

Also, don't IPS panels provide better image quality in general? Is it worth it to spend the extra 20 dollars just for the better response time?

Thanks again for everything.

Edited by G-Nava, 04 August 2013 - 06:37 PM.

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Perfectly good MB the ASUS and I did consider suggesting it :thumbsup:

I selected the monitor that I did for the following reasons, bigger, built in speakers and a faster response time whereas the previous monitor only offered a better viewing angle (IPS), the monitor that I proposed is only $10 more after claiming the mail in rebate, not ideal but getting any sort of reduction is better than getting none at all :happy:

You are most welcome BTW :thumbsup:
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Perfectly good MB the ASUS and I did consider suggesting it :thumbsup:

I selected the monitor that I did for the following reasons, bigger, built in speakers and a faster response time whereas the previous monitor only offered a better viewing angle (IPS), the monitor that I proposed is only $10 more after claiming the mail in rebate, not ideal but getting any sort of reduction is better than getting none at all :happy:

You are most welcome BTW :thumbsup:


Alright, thank you very much for everything. My friend will greatly appreciate your help.
Have a nice day.
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You are both most welcome :thumbsup:

Any further questions please feel free to ask away, we would like to hear how the build goes and if you are both happy with the performance.

Have a nice day.

You also :)
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