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Old 07-24-2007, 06:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice build for the price.

Don't use the AS Ceramique. Go with paste, either AS5 or MX-1.
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Agreed with Trotter on the thermal paste.

Build looks good, but I'd suggest this set of RAM, instead:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
...Cheaper and overall, a better brand.
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hmm.. i should have some regular AS5 sitting around somewhere in this house. I just have no clue where it is. I usually buy a tube of it everytime I buy something from Newegg, just to have it.

I had to cut back on the RAM in the original spec list because i was at $795 and completely forgot to include the psu. lol... Wish I would've seen that ram instead before ordering. Oh well, he doesn't use his computer for much more than webbrowsing/openoffice/business. He won't notice the difference.

I can't wait to play around with this conroe. going to be fun
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Oh well, he doesn't use his computer for much more than webbrowsing/openoffice/business.
And you're getting him a E6420, a 7900GS, and a CNPS9500? You could have dropped $400 and built him a decent office machine.
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Like an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+, Biostar TF7025 w/ onboard video, and just a stock heatsink will do well. Too late though right? Didn't you say you ordered already?
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I've really been wanting to build a computer like this for awhile though just never had the opportunity.

He gave me an 800$ budget and thats what i threw in there. but yeah, too late now.
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This would be tight but funny:

Keep the overkill rig, then build another, second, ultra cheap PC ($400) for your uncle. Then, you get the $800 off him, claiming that the cheap rig cost that much. There you have it: an $800 PC for $400!!!

(the only downside to that plan was the part about stealing from and conning family members but oh well like that matters)
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lmao i can't do that anyway. I put all the parts on his credit card so he knows whats up if i try conning lol. This guy is a guru with money anyway... im sure he'd figure it out lol
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The case isn't all that good. For that price, could've bought a better one.
Memory too.

Oh, well, it's not your pc. Good luck with the build. R U gonna oc?
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