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Old 07-31-2007, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok im building this for my gf cause she wants a "pretty" computer heh. So tell me what you think. Yea, it will also be used for games but nothing big.

case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144154

cpu-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115013

mobo-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138034

hdd-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144701

ram-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145539

psu-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

video card-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130062

optical drive-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106045

any thoughts of other/better parts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok im building this for my gf cause she wants a "pretty" computer heh. So tell me what you think. Yea, it will also be used for games but nothing big.

case- Newegg.com - APEVIA X-CRUISER-GN Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

cpu- Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

mobo- Newegg.com - BIOSTAR 945P-A7A (8.0) LGA 775 Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

hdd- Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ram- Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

psu- Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V - Retail

video card- Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

optical drive- 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

any thoughts of other/better parts would be greatly appreciated.
nice build... u might wanna look into a fortron or xclio PSU and a better mobo
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look into a cheapish msi motherboard and a 8600gt instead of the 7600gt.

Fortron does make some pretty decent cheap power supplies, id recommend a 400 Watt for your setup.

Other than that looks good!
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