I am building a computer for my friends mom. Specs..

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  1. BradUF

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    The prices are not showing up right at all but the total is 620.00. It is for her and her son, he games but is not hardcore. It does need to be able to play current games and ones coming out in the near future
     
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    oh dear God please do NOT build that machine. The case/psu is a NO. Mobo/cpu NO. HDD NO
     
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    there are a few errors in the build and you could save quite a bit of money.

    unlike P07r0457's previous comment I find nothing wrong with the proccessor. I dislike the gbyte motherboards but I have a few systems running an Athalon X2 2.4Ghz and never had a single issue with them. These devices are doing router virtualization and the other does video encoding.
     
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    there is a big difference between "for my mom" and "needs to be able to run current games"....

    gl with the build
     
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    he said he is not a hardcore gamer. This means that any dual-core system with 1-2GB of memory and at least 256MB of video memory should fair well. This can be done for around $350 or so.
     
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    you're foolish to get an AMD when you could get a Core2Duo. Regardless of whether the AMD would be "good enough" you're being foolish to not get the best for your given price.
     
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    neither did i. just saying running a 3d environment as compared to checking e-mail/surfing for porn/whatever moms do on computer is different. i Do agree that $350 is a good budget for a computer :)
     
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    I have not checked prices in about 4 months, but the last time I looked the AMD X2 was half if not less then half the price of a core2duo.
     
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    check again.
     
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    "mom" definitely doesn't need an SLI board.
     
  11. BradUF

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    I have ran AMD for the past 8 years and have never had a problem with it. Also, I run about the same build as that and I run Battle Field 2142 maxed out .BF2142 is the latest game that I own, so I might build the machine around being able to run Crysis. So being able to run Crysis, what video card should I go with? Also, can you explain to me how a 14 year old kid is going to notice the difference from Intel core 2 duo and AMD X2, if you can prove it. Then I will upgrade the CPU.

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    No but her son does and besides, most the mobo's are SLI anyays and having SLI doesn't seem to increase the price that much.
     
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    So you are saying a mom and a 14 year old kid is going to max out the AMD by running hardcore applications?
     
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    You do understand that teenagers are among the most demanding of a systems resources, right? It's more likely the 14-year old will notice the improvement when compared with his parents, which may not.
     
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    only nVidia nForce boards have SLI.
    you need 2 graphics card to run SLI.
    you also need a power supply that has 2 or 4 PCI-Es for SLI.
     
  16. BradUF

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    Did I say I was going to run SLI??? It has SLI, doesn't mean I have to use it. I have an SLI bored with one card on it right now...
     
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    This is what I am going to do. I am going to make a new wish list with parts I know you guys will like and I bet it will end way too much.
     
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    ahh just build what you want, there will always be a critic. if your original wish list fell within their budget, go for it.
     
  19. BradUF

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    ..

    Ok, I must say this build is much better but shipped it is about 900.00. Maybe there are some cuts I can make somewhere..
     
  20. Kewlb

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    you don't need SLI support -- you do not even have 2 graphic adapters in the system

    get a case that has a power supply in it and is cheaper

    you can go with a cheaper graphics card and the 14yo will still be able to compete fine in the games.
     
  21. BradUF

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    PSU that comes with the case will be fine?
     
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    no, it's shit.
     
  23. BradUF

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    WTF... Clearly I failed because I didn't do dual raptors, water cooling and 300 dollar case an 700 watt power supply that costs 200 and a 400 dollar video card.
     
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    no you fail because it's a roswill. $35-40 gets you a decent Sparkle psu, which is infinitely better, and perfectly within budget.
     
  25. BradUF

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    Its not Roswill... Its Enermax...
     

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