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So, apparently I get money this year.

#1 Mar 14 2013 at 1:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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You could make something that could do decent Medium graphics in most games. I built a system a few years back for around 500 that I just upgraded from.

Invorce wrote:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727 $129.99

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, Item #: N82E16817152035 $49.99

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1367-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Item #: N82E16814130597

BIOSTAR A870U3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
Item #: N82E16820231422

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148767

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811133094


Subtotal $532.92

Thats the invoice info from 2 years ago. Its a solid machine. Only game I had issues with really was Planetside 2 and that seems more of an AMD issue then anything. But I was able to play most games at a solid medium with a few highs and get 'acceptable' framerate.

I know the processor I had is cheaper now.

I don't know how much you know about PCs, but If you can salvage more from your old PC the better. I mean case is around 50 dollars for a cheap one. If you dont mind using your old case thats 50 dollars saved, PSU I'm leary about saving your old one but if its decent wattage you may be in luck thats around 50 dollars saved. If you HDD is decent size and Sata 3 you may be able to shave off a few dollars there.

Is Mail in rebates something you want to deal with, if so there is some decent Video card deals out right now in the 150 range.

Let me do a few scourings and toss something up here in a bit or tomorrow.

Edited, Mar 14th 2013 2:12am by BeanX
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