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Old 06-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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didnt really check the board

but i got the 8800GTS for about $200.

plus in my opinion the 9 series were build quite poorly.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the 9 series werent any major advancements since they didint need to do so. Actually the 9 series are good cards, just great cards for the money.

Once again though she is already on the end of the budget...plus for 200 bucks the HD4850 is the best choice. Less power and heat than a 9800GTX and performs on average better
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the 9 series werent any major advancements since they didint need to do so. Actually the 9 series are good cards, just great cards for the money.

Once again though she is already on the end of the budget...plus for 200 bucks the HD4850 is the best choice. Less power and heat than a 9800GTX and performs on average better

She ended up getting the 4850. This is the build that she will probably end up with. I paid for it with my money and she just gave me what she had.

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ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814121253
$199.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136073
$79.99

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR 600W ATX from factor 12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817171013
$74.99

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131299
$149.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115052
$129.99

Logitech 967973-0403 Black PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop Mouse Included - OEM
Item #: N82E16823126017
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231145
$84.99

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151153
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Unless she plans on running crossfire change the motherboard to this Boistar p43.

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

The Corsair 550vx is better than the Cooler Master psu you selected.

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here's what i have a bit of a problem with

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COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR 600W ATX from factor 12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817171013
$74.99

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131299
$149.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231145
$84.99
that psu isn't very good for the money, you could have gotten one of around the same quality but for less. also that board, unnecessary, you could have gone with a ep45-ds3l for around 100 bucks and it will be about the same. also 4gb of memory? thats overkill for what she's gonna be doing. 2gb would have been fine, and if she needed more for cs3 then buy a 1gb stick and that will still be a lot cheaper then the 4gb kit.
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