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Old 12-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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philbar -

Yeah, that stuff meets under budget, but he doesn't need to spend more on a video card than the HD 4670, he's not going to be doing any heavy graphics stuff in the first place. Also, the 9300 is good, but about 100 bucks more than the 6600, which is still a good processor for what he's using it for, and 100 bucks is 100 bucks.

I definitely don't agree with your RAM choice... DDR2 900 for that cost? The Kingston HyperX I suggested is only 2 bucks more, and it's 1066 with good CAS.

The case, PSU, and HDD you picked out are good though. More power is always nice, and I've heard good things about the 640gb WD, even though the Seagate is a bit cheaper. Kudos to those.
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my ram has better timings.
the q9300 is worth the $100 more over the q6600. the q9300 is 45nm has sse4 and runs at higher fsb.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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philbar. my only needs are for business and blazing. performance. I think ill go with the other guys idea.
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+1 for the PI Blacks. They have awsome timings and low voltage.
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To each their own, I suppose. At the cost of the 9300, I would recommend the i7 920, but since the mobo and ram would be more expensive...meh.
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philbar. my only needs are for business and blazing. performance. I think ill go with the other guys idea.
um ok, but the q9300 outperforms the q6600 and is much newer, it runs cooler and overclocks just as good. my build is faster.
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An i7 build will totally blow his budget. The Q9300 is a faster processor than the Q6600 and it stays within the budget, so might as well get the best bang for your buck. Go with Philbar's build.
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 900(PC2 7200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-7200CL4D-4GBPI-B - Retail

GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail



Would this be pretty fast?
Any way to shave price and not performance?
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get the q9300 instead!

yes core i7 is too much for a $800 budget.
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An i7 build will totally blow his budget. The Q9300 is a faster processor than the Q6600 and it stays within his budget, so might as well get the best bang for your buck. Go with Philbar's build.
Fair enough. I'm not saying it isn't a good processor for the money, I was just being thrifty ol' me, haha. And the i7 would definitely blow his budget, I know.

Beckman, the 9300 is a good idea to grab, it won't get outdated as fast. As for the memory, either the HyperX I mentioned or the PI Black would be good, and about the same cost. The PI does have slightly better timings, so maybe you could go with that.
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