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Old 02-29-2008, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool budget build for friend

ok, I have a friend who needs a computer. looking at the following parts:
PowerUp 5701 BlackSilver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Audio Ports and Coolmax V-500 500-Watt ATX Power Supply at TigerDirect.com
EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard CPU Bundle - T1 Version, Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 Processor 2.0GHz OEM at TigerDirect.com
Buffalo Select 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory D2U533B-1GBR at TigerDirect.com
Western Digital WD1600AAJB Caviar SE 160GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, ATA-100 EIDE, OEM at TigerDirect.com

if anyone has any ideas about some of these just lemme know! btw, this is for a friend, so keep that in mind. I just tried to piece together a fairly decent system for the price. they'll be paying me month by month, or something like that lol. peace!

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id get a seagate carracuda over the wd (but its up to you) you might want to add another gig of ram, and if he is willing to spend more money get a mobo that supports 800mhz and get 800mhz ram.

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Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS M2A-VM AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Runnin' Stock, Cool, Quiet and Fast
Thermaltake Big Typhoon w/ Scythe Kama PWN Fan
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2x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB RAID 0
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