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Old 05-28-2009, 09:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Alright, got something together for ya. Keep in mind it can be tweaked.

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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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Total comes to $950.96 after shipping, then you get 60 bucks back in MIRs.

Now this has a bit of wiggle room obviously.

The RAM I picked is some of the best stuff, but it's omre useful in overclocking. So if you don't think she's going to overclock much, you can get a good kit of RAM for about 10 bucks cheaper.

I picked a 1tb HDD for obvious reasons, and it easily fits in budget. But you can tweak that too, they have a 750gb and a 640gb model if you don't think she needs that much space.

The monitor there is a 22", and has a 1680x1050 resolution, which with the games she plays, she should easily be able to get good FPS with the GPU I picked out.

Now the case is where we have a lot of wiggle room. I just picked out a good solid case that had free shipping. But there's still room in the budget for more, if you wanted something nicer.
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She won't be overclocking. The PSU that comes in the combo with the case, do you think that would be sufficient power. (Its 500W). I planned on using her old dvd drive and monitor. Ill ask her if she wants a TB of memory. I don't think she'll need it at all. But I do like the build. It looks nice.

Would this work as a harddrive?
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Or even this?
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Well, the minimum requirement for the GPU is 630w...I wouldn't chance it with a 500w.

You can get this RAM if she's not going to overclock: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 &#40;PC2 6400&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

You can take out the DVD drive and such, but in the budget, you can upgrade her to a better monitor, so that's why I threw it in there.

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At least get the 640gb, it's the same cost as the 500gb right now.
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This is what I've tweaked and changed.

Case
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HD (She doesn't think she'll ever need 640 gb.
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GPU
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Mobo and CPU
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RAM and PSU
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Opinions, thoughts?

She is also wondering if fallout 3 and oblivion will run smoothly on it?
Im pretty sure but she thinks i dont know alot. And thought i should ask you guys.
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It would actually be a lot cheaper to go with the second kit of RAM I mentioned plus the 650w Corsair. It will save you 35 bucks.

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Those games should run fine.

There's really no need to get the PI Blacks unless you're overclocking, so you might as well save the money.
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The PQ's are not bad overclockers themselves, were highly rec for a long time around the wolfdale releases. And yes fallout with run fine with a gtx260.
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