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Old 11-30-2010, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a new Comp for friend, thoughts on the build?

My friend's wife asked me to put together a system for him for around 800 bucks. He's on an old AGP Mobo so anything is an improvement but I wanted something that would last him a while and can be tweaked up slightly in the future. He has a 22 inch monitor already and DVD drive and is too clueless to OC his comp hisself (and I don't want to spend all the hours at his place nailing down and testing different times myself, other than video card with precision) so stock it is.

Case - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU - GIGABYTE SUPERB GE-P450P-C2 550W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS
Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-H55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 ATX
Ram - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
CPU - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
HD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
GPU - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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What will he use it for?
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looks good. but one thing is the psu, it only has a single 6pin pci. For the same price you can find one with dual pcie connectors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&nm_mc=ENCORET
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He'll be using it for gaming.
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Personally I would get this one: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply The PSU is one of the most important components and Corsair is know for the reliability.
Everything else looks good.
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Personally I would get this one: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply The PSU is one of the most important components and Corsair is know for the reliability.
Everything else looks good.
antec or cosair is good. For 15 more you could go with the cosair but its gonna be the same thing. The black is the only differance really. Antec never failed me in my last pc.
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Sorry, didn't noticed you already suggested a Antec PSU. Yep, get the Antec since it's cheaper and as reliable as Corsair.
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