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Old 02-11-2008, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK so my friends dad needs a computer that will stay up to par for the next three years. So i was wondering if you guys could assist me in specing out a high performance rig (money is no object ). I'm thinking somehwere along the lines of a quad core penryn, 2 or 4GB of ram, geforce 9 series, ect ect. I just need some recommendations, suggestions, or any other advice. Also i would like a nice widescreen monitor recommendation as well!

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If money is of no object just get the best computer out there. I have a 22" widescreen Viewsonic. Kicks butt.
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NCIX.com - Intel Q9550
607

Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
230

Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
160

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H387X2F1GNP Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
460

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
270

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 16X DVDR DVD Burner - OEM
24

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
120

Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
90

Newegg.com - Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail
60

Newegg.com - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan - Retail
25

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail
280

Total = 2326
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Plain looking case. Does your friends dad want a nice looking case? If so, look at this.

Newegg.com - APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR G-Type X-JPJGT-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Only $81 with shipping. Looks pretty cool to me. And its getting good reviews. Just noticed it only supports 2 fans, both 120mm one's (1 side, 1 rear). Don't know if your friends dad's a cooling freak.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Geforce 9800GX2 is going to come on early March from what I heard
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It may be plain looking but it's quality...unlike the apevia
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Never said I trusted the brand. Just thought it was pretty cool looking. And, I just thought I'd give him a different flavor.
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since when did the Core 2 Quad q9550 been out

EDIT: it says wait 2-3 weeks for arrival
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NCIX.com - Intel Q9550
607

Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
230

Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
160

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H387X2F1GNP Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
460

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
270

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 16X DVDR DVD Burner - OEM
24

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
120

Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
90

Newegg.com - Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooling Heatsink - Retail
60

Newegg.com - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan - Retail
25

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail
280

Total = 2326
Ok i like that build except for the power supply, 610W doesnt seem like enough, i was thinkin 700-900W. Maybe the kilwat PSU that PC power and cooling has... I think i'll stick to the Lian-Li case because i have worked with them in the past and i think they're very well made and sturdy. I was leaning toward a 9 series GPU rather then the ATI one but if that's better then what the ****... As for HS/F i think i might just slap a zalman cooler, whatever the newest version of the CNPS9500 is. Thanks! If you guys have any other suggestions let me know!
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that 610w PSU is more than you'll ever need...trust me.
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