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Old 10-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My friends needs a new build

I'm trying to get everything from one place so usually go with newegg
Budget 1,000

This is what I was thinking. Anyone know a good case? I don't how how big the 1gig 4850 is so not sure exactly what cases to get.
This is also for a girl she would probably love to get pink if that possable but a list of good cases would help me out even if they are not pink

BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 - $110
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz- $170
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2- $70
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

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W- $129
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X- $34
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB - $80
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB - $289
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP - $80
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
~$984 with Sipping so far
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I was just looking around at benchmarks

Hows has the 4850 done vs 8800gts?
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The 4850 does a lot better in benchmarks compared to a 8800gts. And is a great card for the money.

You can get that PSU cheaper from here:
CORSAIR 750w TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com
and it's a reliable site.
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I was thinking about getting
G-Skill 4gig ram and then would have the money to upgrade to the 4870

what do you think?

also what is the size of the 4870 would i need a full sized case?
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This would be a good choice for ram too:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

A 4870 should be able to fit into a mid tower case.
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So any tweak you think would make this build better?
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Your listed optical drive is a IDE interface. You may want a SATA drive instead:
Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners

Do you plan on overclocking the cpu? If so you may want a good cpu cooler.
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Did not even notice i picked a IDE. Would have been mad if i order that lol


SATA drive u selected was out so i grabed a diff one
thx for lookout

This PC isn't for me so there is no plans on overclocking
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You'll also need an OS too if you don't already have that covered.
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I'm tryin to get the OS from a friend that goes to school at Purdue they get a big discount i think for 64bit copy of vista its like $50

at least that's what i heard im trying to get ahold of a friend to see
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