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Old 02-24-2009, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i got a buddy that wants a new tower, he doesn't need ram or a hard drive, he said 300 but can go a little over if necessary

i would put a build together for him myself but i haven't done it in a while so im askin yall.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

$266.06 with shipping. $10 MIR.
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I'm curious to know Hikaricloud how do you think this machine would run?
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I'm curious to know Hikaricloud how do you think this machine would run?
Pretty well with the HDD and RAM they already have.
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He could maybe fit in a X3 710 as well.
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It would put him over budget, but if he doesn't mind spending the extra 60 ish bucks for it, then he could. I think the 7750 is a great deal right now though.
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forgot to mention he wants a dedicated video card, something like a 9600gt or close to it.
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This will do:
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Might as well stick with ATI if he's going AMD.
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Why does he want a dedicated vid card?

The 790GX is one of the best onboard chipsets
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Yeah, the 790GX is pretty much almost a 9600GT anyway, it should be fine...
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