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Old 12-12-2008, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend will be needing a new computer soon , so I am going to build him one. He is going to be using it for Cadd work, internet, word, and maybe a game here or there. Not a PC gamer to say. He will also need a 22" monitor for Cadd work. This is what I pick out so far and it comes just under $800 with shipping. Max to go is $825 with shipping, using zip 46815. Should I go quad core instead, and how about using 8gb of ram because he uses cadd. Hers the list...


Newegg.com - LG Black 22X
Newegg.com - Rosewill R604-P BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer
Newegg.com - Hanns∑G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreens
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB
Newegg.com - Broadway Com Corp P4-OKIA600-BLACK 600W ATX Power Supply
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N971-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't get that PSU, it looks like a PoS to be honest.

I would probably get this http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png

This bigger HD might be nice since he is going to be storing alot of big files it seems like
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Cadd would definitely benefit from quad core if you can squeeze it in the budget. If you can get 4GB ram and a quad core that would be pretty good.
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I wouldn't get that PSU, it looks like a PoS to be honest.

I would probably get this http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7041/sig0jc.png

This bigger HD might be nice since he is going to be storing alot of big files it seems like
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Cadd would definitely benefit from quad core if you can squeeze it in the budget. If you can get 4GB ram and a quad core that would be pretty good.
I second this, you never can have too much hard drive space. New Egg is constantly having deals on HDs... grab a couple Western Digitals, and RAID 0 or 1 them together... RAID makes all the difference.
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On his budget, RAID doesn't really fit in and its not all that effective. Ya, it is nice but it is really only sensible for people with large budgets.
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Raid would be nice, but there is no room in the budget. Here is my updated specs. Couldn't find the same hiper psu so I am going with a little better one than the broadway, still not the best company but I will take my chances.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V
Newegg.com - Hanns∑G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms
Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB
Newegg.com - MSI N9800GT 512M OC GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit
Newegg.com - Rosewill R218-P-BK Black 0.5mm
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HAHA I just realized I linked you to your own in-progress sig. I didn't mean to do that. The PSU that you picked was actually the one I meant to link you to anyways though.
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what kind of CAD stuff is he going to be doing? 3d modelling? 2d drafting?
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He will being doing both....
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I currenty have that Hiper PSU up for auction on ebay. Bought it less than a year ago for $100, only one guy has bid on it up to my reserve of $49.

I don't know if I am allowed to link to it or not on these forums? If I am not, let me know mods.....

Hiper Type-R 580 Watt modular power supply - eBay (item 230313066156 end time Dec-15-08 19:00:00 PST)

Also, for the HDD....I hate to do this because I don't recommend Seagates, but for only $10 more you can double the HDD capacity and also double the cache size.

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Just got an email for a promo code on this item to bring it to $59.99 w/ free shipping. Promo: EMCBCBCAG (Good until 12/18/08)
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Thanks you, I might just go for the bigger drive. I think i am sticking to the rosswell, eBay shipping is a nightmare (not ur fault, just that newegg has very high standards when it comes to shipping)
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