Need help picking parts for a build

Discussion in 'System Building & Upgrades' started by Feartheterp, May 28, 2009.

  1. Feartheterp

    Feartheterp noob! VIP Member

    Jan 17, 2005
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    My boss has a rather old computer and wants to build something that can play modern day games. I haven't built a computer in several years so I am not to sure what is the best. I asked him for a ball park figure and he said $500 but he is willing to go over it.

    After talking to him he will be using Windows XP Pro but will adventually upgrade to to Vista or Windows 7.

    I was on newegg looking at computers parts for a bit looking at motherboard/processor combos and this one really intiruged me;
    AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX920XCGIBOX - Retail
    ASUS M3N78-EM AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8300 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Combo Price: $244.98

    As far as other components I don't even have the slightest idea. I am not sure who makes good power supplies and processors.

    The only thing he mentioned was he would like a lot of storage and possibly an sd card reader. We would be buying everything new for this pc and won't be reusing any old parts. If anyone has recently made a similar build in the price range and can recommend any parts please let me know. Thanks
    Feartheterp, May 28, 2009
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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

    Jul 26, 2004
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    Processor - Core 2 Duo Wolfedale E7400 - $120
    Motherboard - MSI P45 Neo-F $90
    RAM - OCZ2G10664GK $48
    HDD - ST3320613AS $85
    Graphics - Sapphire 3870 $85
    PSU - CMPSU-650TX $95

    Total - $523 + S&H
    All parts were pulled from Newegg. The only thing that is missing is a case.
    Goober, May 29, 2009
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