Build for a friend :D

Syribo

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My friend is thinking about getting a new desktop and I'm not sure if it's possible to find the parts for what she is looking for within her desired price range :x She really most importantly wants to be able to play The Sims 3 hehe. I would be putting together the system, I have knowledge of doing so :) Just not too much knowledge on trying to build a system on a certain budget like this. Any help will be appreciated, please ask any questions if you have any :D


1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming. Preferably for playing The Sims 3. Basic PC stuff like web browsing and working on documents
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$400-$600 tax and shipping included
3) Where do you live?
New York, USA :)
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. Please be very specific.
Power supply, CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Case, monitor, video card, mouse and keyboard and speakers (Pretty much every single thing!).
5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
6) Will you be overclocking?
No
7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?
Whatever can be afforded :)
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
Within 3 months?
9) What features do you nee:)d in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? etc.
Nothing special.
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license?
No.
 

Dangman

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3 months is a bit too far ahead to start planning a build.
 

tiraides

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If the Sims 3 is the most strenuous game that your friend plans on playing, she may be better served with a prebuilt Dell or HP-type system instead.

Check out bargain hunting sites like gotapex.com or slickdeals.net for some specials on a few prebuilt systems.
 

engiNURD

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My friend is thinking about getting a new desktop and I'm not sure if it's possible to find the parts for what she is looking for within her desired price range :x ...

I guess she doesn't share your expensive taste. :p
 
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