New budget build for Grandpa

rammar16

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Hey Guys,

so my grandfather's 6 or 7 year old socket 462 computer is about die so I was hoping to surprise him with a new rig.

he does basic word, email, taxes, and other finances on his computer so he doesn't need much. however, i was going to get him a decent rig so i could play some TF2 or L4d while at his house.

i plan to re-use an old antec sonata case i have sitting around. and i have a spare ATA 150 HDD but since he only needs around 80GBs i would just as soon get him a new one.

here is the build i have put together real quick. i would like to keep it at $400 give or take a bit

Western Digital 80GB SATA 2 - $35

Corsair 550Watt PSU- $80

Corsair 2X2GB DRR2 800 (5-5-5-18)- $50

AMD 7750X2 - $80

Gigabyte 780G - $90

Sapphire 4830- $100

let me know any suggestions you may have. Mostly i want a stable system that could last him another 5 or so years. and maybe upgradeable to last 7+years.

thanks for the help

 

rammar16

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to the first guy he has a 20Gb drive now and does not fill it up i figure that he won't use more than 30% of an 80Gb

to the second i have a spare Sata DVD drive i forgot to mention that sorry

to the third yes i am shopping at newegg again i should have said that and i don't like to count mail in rebates but you are correct. (i actually did not see the rebate though thanks)

thanks guys for the help
 

rammar16

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yea for 7 bucks i guess i should get him the 160Gb just in case

i looked into the 400CX but a 4830 recommends 450W and crossfire recommends a 550W while i am pritty sure we will never crossfire. i have had quite a few problems in the past with bad PSUs and not enough wattage so for the sake of a 100% stable build i like 550W a little better.

thanks guys