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Old 06-25-2008, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Gf Finally decided that she wants me to build her a PC after ages of dealing with her POS, and not letting me get her one.
She said her price range is 600-700 area

What she wants todo with it is. Use Adobe CS3, dreamweaver, and play games shes basically likes shooters, RPG's and really likes Rhythm games and her current pc cant handle **** lol


Not really sure what exactly the best system i can get for that price range. What you guys think?
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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let me ask these questions first.

Is a monitor needed?
What size hard drive is ideal for her
is vista being used?
are you going to overclock it?

answer those then i can put together one for you
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let me ask these questions first.

Is a monitor needed?
What size hard drive is ideal for her
is vista being used?
are you going to overclock it?

answer those then i can put together one for you
1)No Monitor

2)higher than 100gig's and shes happy

3)Vista will probably be put on there in the future

4)I was thinking about overclocking, but probably wont happen since its not my computer

5) shouldn't need an OS
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Total comes to $601 addd shipping total will be somewhere around $640.

The case can be changed out I choose that one becuase it's a really good one for the money however that build shouldn't be putting out much heat so have her pick a case around 50-70 bucks that she really likes and just make sure the reviews are half-decent.

I always choose parts that are overclockable anyway for a gaming/video type build becuase the best parts for those systems even at their cheapest overclock.
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I had her go through it a bit. She kinda forgot her own budget can u help me drop it back down a bit. she wants a really good video card and i guess a big HDD. sorry about the earlier info lol

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

EVGA 01G-P3-N870-AR GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR 600W ATX from factor 12V V2.01 Power Supply

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR 600W ATX from factor 12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail

Subtotal: $714.92
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you don't need the 1gb memory gpu.
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
you could drop to an e2180 and save a total of $120
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you switched out parts from the build i posted???

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX88T256HV1 GeForce 8800 GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

Total comes to $645 before shipping...i dunno why you choose that cooler master PSU and the 1GB 9600gt...

just go with that build. It's in her budget and it's powerful
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Yeah, making the 9600gt use 1gb is a marketing gimmick. The GPU can't even use that much memory at once. In most cases it slightly slows the GPU's performance.

Your GF won't need more than what Sora posted. That's a heck of a PC for the price. Any more than that and she would be wasting money.
*edit* Oh and the 8800gt > 9600gt btw.
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go with a 8800 GTS 512MB it can play Crysis all settings on high about
30+ FPS So it can handle anything. and you can always upgrade in the future to another 8800GTS for Dual SLI.
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go with a 8800 GTS 512MB it can play Crysis all settings on high about
30+ FPS So it can handle anything. and you can always upgrade in the future to another 8800GTS for Dual SLI.
Her budget is tight as it is...and also the 8800GTS 512 is a horrible card to buy right now when the 9800GTX can be had for 15 bucks less...also no she couldn't that board doesn't support SLI...
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