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Old 12-30-2006, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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well, i know a bit about building computers and a friend asked me to compile something for him. i'd just like to proofread my work, and rather than going out and looking for individual reviews on every single piece i think i'm just going to see if anyone here can find anything wrong at a glance:

MOTHERBOARD $104.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032
PROCESSOR $224 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
HARDDRIVE $52.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415
VIDEO CARD $299.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150211
OPTICAL DRIVE $30.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151136
MONITOR $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001084
MEMORY $206.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820142013
COMPUTER CASE $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040
POWER SUPPLY $41.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953
KEYBOARD/MOUSE $19.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823704001
SPEAKERS $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836113138
$1333

basically, are there any compatibility (pci slots mainly) issues, or any products i picked that are known to fail?

i know the audigy isn't really high-end, but he's not an audio guy. E-MU 1212M is clearly the best sound card for under $100 imo. i own those speakers personally too, and they're really good for computer speakers.

he already has multiple copies of XP. he plays world of warcraft and i know the 7600gt will be able to handle that, but also wants to play some FPS games. i'm not sure what, the name vangaurd comes to mind but that must be wrong because that's a medal of honor game iirc. will the 7600gt be able to handle most games coming out in the near future, or rwould a 7950gt be optimal? his max budget is $1500.

i also know ebay'd be a lot cheaper but he doesnt want to go that route.

thanks in advance!
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a power supply. Don't use ones that are included with cases. They might work but not as reliable as a known brand. Get this one:
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A 7600GT can handle most games on high, medium settings, but in the future he would probably have to upgrade.

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agreed... get a PSU... and you don't really NEED a sound card, per se... on board now a days is half way decent, and if he's not into audio that much use your pennies for the PSU. nice build though... and again, Welcome to TF.
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agreed ... again... You do need a PSU and yes the 7600GT is a good card and as previously said it will play all games at the moment at medium with maybe 1 exception... Oblivion. However that CPU is very very fast so you might as well spend the other 300 odd USD on a Graphics card which is similar performance Like a X1950Pro / XT or a 7900GT


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I agree with Nukem. If he's not an audio guy, theres not really a reason to get that sound card.
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will this work out?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150211

looks like a good card to me; fanless heatsink, but according to reviews there and on other places it runs cool if your fans are adequate.

i'll go pick out a different case with no power supply and maybe more fans

edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040

i added that case, the suggested power supply and the video card above, removing the audigy. equates to about $1300. sound good?
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