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Old 01-19-2007, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i wanna use...newegg or tigerdirect to build my roommates PC. he gave me an "AROUND 800" for the spending limit. if you could help me out i'd greatly appreciate it! so far i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146027

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822116006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143070

if those should be changed let me know as well! thanks guys!
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That's a rather expensive harddrive... He won't really need 10,000rpm if he's on a budget. Get him a drive like Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung or Hitachi.

The case has got to be a dire choice, but of course if your friend likes it...

Video card is good enough if he wants to play games frequently for a good buget.
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okay well basically...he wants a badass case.....but i don't want it to overheat. got any good suggestions?? what are u thinking for video card?? i thought about going with a 7200 but iwasnt sure if it would be up-for-the-task for all the new games coming out.
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okay well basically...he wants a badass case.....but i don't want it to overheat. got any good suggestions?? what are u thinking for video card?? i thought about going with a 7200 but iwasnt sure if it would be up-for-the-task for all the new games coming out.
Only difference is faster load times, the games will still run the same
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I wouldn't even consider a raptor hard drive for a $800 budget gaming PC.
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yea stick with a 7,200 rpm if on a budget
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dump that hd, as said above.
i have this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147038

not all flashy like the orange one, but...uh oh well?
it has great ventilation, and is solid black. you cant beat it for the money, and i wager its just as good as the one you have listed.
go with a c2d e6300, a decent mobo and some decent/cheap ram.
dont spend too much on peripherals, 800 dollars aint gonna go too far.
concentrate on:
cpu
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gpu
ram
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case
HD
probably in that order, as well.
good luck!
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Keep in mind that hard-drive is SCSI, so if you get it you'll also need an SCSI host-controller and cables.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - 188.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
ECS P965T-A (V1.0) LGA 775 - 93.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135022
pqi POWER Series (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667 - 96.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141018
Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W - 70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
XFX GeForce 7600GT - 146.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182
WD Caviar SE16 250GB 7200/16MB - 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+RW - 38.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106045
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 - 30.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126174

786.00 without shipping
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