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Old 06-14-2008, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building my daughter a new computer and I wanted to get your input. I did look at the stickies (surprise, surprise!!). Most if not all came out of b1gapl's recommendations. She will use the computer for college, internet and games (namely Sims and Harry Potter), no online or intense games. Limited budget is the main concern and all will be ordered from newegg.

MB-Gigabyte GA-EP35 DS3L 775

CPU-Intel E2220 Allendale 2.4ghz

RAM-G Skill 2GB DDR2-800 240 pin

GRAPHIC CARD-Nvidia Geforce 8800GS

POWER SUPPLY-FSP 400R ATX12v 400w

HD-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GBSATA

COOLING FAN-Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

CASE-Xion Onyx Xon303 (major cool points for this
one!!)

ADD ON-Koutech all in one card reader

Comes to approx. $540.00. Thanks in advance for any input.

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Old 06-14-2008, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That build looks good. I would get this graphics card.

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

The 9600GSO and 8800GS are the same card but this one is cheaper.
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Thanks Puddle Jumper, its cheaper and every little bit helps.

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If you wan to save some more money you could get a E2180 and overclock it.
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I believe I'll leave it as it is. It fits in the budget now and I've never overclocked. I know its not that hard, but I'd rather not. Thanks again for the advice though.

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