61 months ago
Earlier this year, my 16 year old cousin's desktop broke. So he asked me if I could build him a computer that could play MW3 at medium-to-high settings @ 720p for around $400 bucks. I was busy, so I had to tell him no. In this past month, I've had some free time on my hands, so I told him I could, if he hadn't bought a computer yet. He said that he was about to buy one, but if I could build him it in a month, he would lay off buying a computer so I could build it for him.
He has a lot of games, so a lot of memory was essential, so that ruled out a SSD. So I went with a 1TB 7200RPM HDD.
I decided to go with a APU, and paired with 8GB of 2133Mhz RAM. I used one stick, in case he needs more.
However, he moved away, and is about 600 miles away. So I couldn't build him one, but I could still tell him what he needed, as long as he built it.
Here's what I am about to recommend to him. Anything I should change?
|CPU||AMD A8-7600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor||$92.95 @ SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$28.75 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper A88X ATX FM2+ Motherboard||$76.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||AMD R9 Gamer Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory||$79.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital RE2-GP 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$83.99 @ Amazon|
|Case||Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply||$43.99 @ Amazon|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$406.66|
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