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Old 06-27-2009, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, im putting a build together for my friend and was wondering how i did. his budget is around $500 and he already has a case and monitor

cpu: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

gpu: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

psu: Newegg.com - XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W 500W ATX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

ram: Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK - Desktop Memory

hdd: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

dvd burner: 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

How's everything look?
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I would get this mobo/CPU combo instead: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Also, if you don't mind spending the extra 12 bucks, you could get another 250gb of space: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Heres a Phenom II X4 940 and Biostar TA790GXB for $208 shipped (use coupon code MBSALE10 )
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If he has any need for a quad core.
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If he is replacing a prebuilt it would be worth checking the case supports ATX and not just mATX.
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thanks guys. i talked to my buddy and he said he wanted to go with the phenom II 940 combo and a 4830 (he will upgrade later). other than that i will be using muffin man's build.
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Why go with such a weak gpu with such a strong cpu? Whatever, its his choice.

Yeah, your original HDD only had 8 MB cache, so going with the other one is a good choice.
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^thats what i told him. its what he wanted though... so whatever, haha
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He can get a 4850 for the same price.

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wow.. the cheapest 4830 on newegg is $90. $5 more for the 4850 AND free shipping.
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