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Old 03-17-2008, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is planning on getting a new desktop.

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Graphics Card: 2x Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $169.99 each
Operating System: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate DVD - Retail $299.99
Motherboard: Newegg.com - XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard - Retail $269.99
Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $119.99
Memory: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $109.99
Power Supply:
Processor: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - OEM $239.99
Optical Drives: 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 - OEM $31.99
Sound Card: Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $90.99
Water Cooling: Petra's Tech Shop $249.99
Thermal Compound/Grease: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail $6.99
Keyboard: Newegg.com - Microsoft Comfort Curve Black 105 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys USB Wired Ergonomics Keyboard 2000 - OEM $14.99
Card Reader: Newegg.com - SABRENT CRW-UINB 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail $12.99
Monitor: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail $319.99
Mouse: Newegg.com - Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Retail $49.99
Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Powered Speakers - Computer Speaker Systems $99.00


If any parts is missing or it isn't necessary, please inform me. If any hardware that is good coming soon he can wait.
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he said maybe $2000-$2500. maybe higher if the part is good. the cheaper the better
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Welcome to Tech-Forums, Prototype!!!

Does your friend need a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc..?
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Does your friend need a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc..?
Thanks. He is gonna buy the new computer when he moves to Houston. He is gonna move like in the 3Q 2008. Currently he has so many computers and he is planning on selling most of them to get this one. He will buy the monitor, keyboard and mouse later.
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Case - Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower or Your choice...
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 2.4GHz OEM
Motherboard - XFX MB-N780-ISH9 nForce 780i SLI or Abit IX38 Quad GT (For Crossfire)
Memory - 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
Graphics cards - EVGA 8800GTS 512 x2 in SLI (Or single if not SLIing) or Diamond HD 3870X2 1GB
Power supply - Corsair 650TX
Hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB
Optical drive - ASUS Black 20X SATA DVD Burner
Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 (Not necessary, but if he wants...)
Heatsink - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme w/Scythe Slipstream 120mm fan (From svc.com) (If overclocking)
TIM - Arctic Cooling MX-2 (If getting heatsink)
O S - XP Pro 64bit OEM or Vista Home Premium 64bit OEM


Although you said he's buying the monitor, keyboard, and mouse later, here are some suggestions:
Monitor - Gateway FHD2400 24" 3ms or Gateway HD2200 22" 4ms (If you're not SLIing or Crossfiring)
Keyboard - Logitech G11
Mouse - Logitech G5 w/ the two side buttons


The top part of the list (or tower) is going to cost around $1800+.

Also by the time he moves, there will be a lot of new stuff released, so this is just a list of things to look at for now.
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My brother wants a new computer also because he is sharing it with my smallest brother. He is using it for browsing and gaming. He told me he wanted a laptop to take it to different places but he also wants it to be like almost 24/7 on. I told him to get a desktop if he wants it to be 24/7. What should he get a desktop or laptop?
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That's up to him to decide. Which does he want more? Portability or having it on often? And gaming would be better on desktops. So I think a desktop is the way to go.

Budget for your bro's?
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That's up to him to decide. Which does he want more? Portability or having it on often? And gaming would be better on desktops. So I think a desktop is the way to go.

Budget for your bro's?
very low he is just a 13 year old kid but he will be able to get enough money to buy one when it is his bday on june 30. right now he is saving money to get the Wii he will be using it to play games like Rakion, Conquer Online
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Ah ok. So did you get to over the list I suggested for your friend, earlier? I've updated with quite a few more options to choose from. Let us know what you think.
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