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Old 12-07-2007, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Helping a friend plan his christmas present

budget is around $1300, and hes in love with the green smilodon case, i couldnt talk him out of it. he'd also like to run vista.

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
HEATSINK: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
MOBO: Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
RAM: 2x Newegg.com - A-DATA Extreme Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
GPU: ClubIT Product - EVGA Geforce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256bit GDDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 HDCP & SLI Ready Video Card Retail 512-P3-N802-A1
PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
CASE: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Smilodon Extreme Black ATX-612WEB SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply - Retail
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
DISPLAY: Newegg.com - CHIMEI CMV 221D-NBC Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 330 cd/m2 800:1 - Retail
OPTICAL: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 8X DVD-R DL 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM IDE Burner with LightScribe Technology - Retail
O/S: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM



TOTAL: 1034.89 + 288.99 = 1323.88 with $65 MIR





I'm not sure what a good brandname is for optical drives :/
Any place have cheaper 512MB GT's in stock?

Any piece in here look wrong?

Thanks ahead of time.
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Great build, great choices!!!

There are some good brand names for optical drives. But in general, you can just get a drive with high ratings.

The Tuniq needs a case with at least 19 cm of clearance, which is 7.5 in. The case is 8 in. wide, so it should fit.
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I'd get a different power supply. One with PFC.

... and I've heard of 8800GT 512MB's as low as $210... but couldn't point you to any right now.

The Tuniq is a little overkill for that processor, but it might be nice to have it if you ever upgrade to a quad core.
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You could get a Corsair 520 or
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 ATX12V v2.0 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail.
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The Tuniq needs a case with at least 19 cm of clearance, which is 7.5 in. The case is 8 in. wide, so it should fit.
Looks like theres a sidefan right above where the cpu is supposed to sit :/

Guess he'll have to settle for an AF7!

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I'd get a different power supply. One with PFC.

... and I've heard of 8800GT 512MB's as low as $210... but couldn't point you to any right now.
Sorry, what's PFC? When I built my computer a few months ago, the RP550 was being suggested as a good budget alternative.
edit:: is this it? Power factor correction, a technique of counteracting the undesirable effects of electric loads

Yeah, I couldn't find the $210 MSI ones that Dell was selling before... boo
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Looks like theres a sidefan right above where the cpu is supposed to sit :/

Guess he'll have to settle for an AF7!



Sorry, what's PFC? When I built my computer a few months ago, the RP550 was being suggested as a good budget alternative.

Yeah, I couldn't find the $210 MSI ones that Dell was selling before... boo
Guess I missed that, my bad. AF7 isn't bad either.
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Looks like theres a sidefan right above where the cpu is supposed to sit :/

Guess he'll have to settle for an AF7!



Sorry, what's PFC? When I built my computer a few months ago, the RP550 was being suggested as a good budget alternative.

Yeah, I couldn't find the $210 MSI ones that Dell was selling before... boo
PFC is power factor correction. It helps the PSU to achieve a better efficiency and keep the PSU more stable.

Active PFC (Power Factor Correction)
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hows this? stolen from b1gapl's reccomended parts list

Newegg.com - HIPER HPU-4M580-PS ATX12V 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V/ 195 - 240V CB, CE, FCC, TUV, cUL - Retail
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You shouldn't really skimp on the PSU. Spending $20 more will be a good investment in the long run.

Newegg.com - Antec NeoHE 500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 100Vac to 240Vac +/- 10% UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
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how does the pcp&c silencer 610 compare to the 520hx? i personally have a 520hx, but i keep hearing such great things about the silencer 610. i had originally planned on picking that one out


edit: Dell : XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB DDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card : Games : Home & Home Office $255.99 ... must find lower! lol
edit#2 : wtf 6 weeks nvm
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