Building a "rig"

By Gareis
May 2, 2013
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  1. My brother messaged me asking for my expertise, but I don't deal a lot with hardware.

    He needs it for compiling, it won't be used for gaming.
    Required:
    A minimum of 8 gigs RAM
    CPU
    Motherboard
    RAM
    HDD
    PSU
    Case
    He is open to integrated graphics.

    $600-$700 budget.

    I told him I didn't know much about GPU/CPU/MB mixin' n matchin' and that I would ask around.

    Where should he start?
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    What is the price range? What games will he be playing? What programs will he be using?
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Does he need monitor? OS? Keyboard/mouse?
  4. Gareis

    Gareis TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 73   +14

    He has mouse, keyboard,monitor etc. He will most likely be running W7 or W8.

    He has a $600 price budget, updated original thread with more details.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    What games will he be playing? What programs will he be using?
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    I5 3570K, Z77 mobo, 8GB RAM, 500-1000GB HDD, generic case, 400W PSU ... should be doable for <$600.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    I think he should wait for Haswell, he will benefit from the integrated graphics. Plus, he doesnt need a 3570K if he is just coding, overclock really doesnt effect those programs. I think he should up the RAM if he wants, compiling uses a lot of RAM. But if he was gaming, the K CPU is not a question.
  8. Gareis

    Gareis TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 73   +14

    Thanks so much for the advice, we managed to put together a decent one :)
  9. hood6558

    hood6558 TechSpot Booster Posts: 292   +44

    What parts did you guys end up picking? Others with the same requirements may be interested to know, and that's the purpose of a forum, to spread knowledge and hopefully avoid asking/answering the same question repeatedly. Advice is free, but memories are long, so if you don't follow up on your posts, eventually nobody will be interested in answering.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Well, you didnt really answer my questions, but okay.
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Well that escalated quickly...
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Yeah all of a sudden he isnt sure, then bam he has a pc lol.
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    This happens quite often here, people asking for help even though they have their mind set on what they'll purchase eventually. Its like they want confirmation that they have a superior brain.
    JC713 likes this.
  14. stonarda

    stonarda TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 180   +17

    AMD APU!! They are best for integrated graphics.


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