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Old 05-26-2009, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my friend wants to buy a gaming desktop computer for about 1500 and im telling him that he should build it and save money and get a better computer. he wants to get an intel but idk do what u want. plz build a sweet comp and show him that building is the way to go . he has a monitor keyboard and mouse so build one that is around $1500 thanks

plz i have to get it to him soon and im not very good at building them. i have only built one with like tons of help and i havnt even ordered it yet so i am not that good at it

alright this is what i have so far

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im not sure what graphics card to get what ram and what hard drive
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would suggest a GTX275, or 260 (core 216)
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you could get this ram:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

this hdd is pretty good:

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and the graphics card that was already suggested above
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Honestly, while I'm all for the 1066 PI Blacks, they aren't really needed unless you're doing some nice overclocking, and even then it only helps a little. I would just grab the 800 kit to save some cash.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Or grab a regular kit if he isn't planning on doing serious overclocking.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

I second the WD Black 640gb.
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with $1500 you def have room to get a i7,

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 &#40;PC3 14400&#41; Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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^ I second that build, its a beast
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Pinschers is build is great. With that kind of money you definitely want an i7, they are the fastest around. I am no expert but it seems like you could get a little better PSU.

Try this one

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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The 750TX is not as good as the PC P&C IMO.
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Pc power & cooking is better than corsair and it will plenty power for his system
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