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Old 05-29-2006, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys. My best friend will be heading home from Iraq in a month. He needs a new desktop computer when he gets home. So, I thought Id try to put a monster together for him. He was really considering Alienware, but I told him...........lets build one. Anyway, here's what I'm looking at. Make comments and suggestions plz.


Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133143

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131524

Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

Video- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130018

Sound Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102191

PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703001

Well, that's what I have so far, but I'm still collecting ideas. So, what do you think? Thanks guys.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PSU?

lol look at the antect True Power 550 It should do well, I have it and its rock solid.

Awsome build
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Tiny little problem. You are getting a Socket 939 processor to go with a Socket AM2 motherboard. If you go with 939 motherboard, you wont have to change anything else. If you decide to go with AM2, you'll have to get DDR2 RAM instead of normal DDR.
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Whens he due back, if he's not coming back for a while you could wait for the Core 2 Duo.

That looks really good right now.

You could possibly drop the sound card and spring for a 7900gtx.
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He'll be back in about a month. The sound card is a big deal for him, so I won't change that. The video card is probably ok as well. He's not a huge gamer, but wants the ability to play if he decides to.

Well, since Im a goon and picked the wrong mobo. Any suggestions?
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I just got my A8N SLI mobo, and it rocks, although you might want to spend a bit more and go for the A8N SLI Premium.
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Ok, so the X2 4400 CPU will work with this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131524

Also, I found this PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703001
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If you think he'll want to OC, look at an Opty 165 instad of the 4400+.
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If you think he'll want to OC, look at an Opty 165 instad of the 4400+.
Nope. He'll never overclock. lol
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While I'm at it I have another question. Will all the cables and everything I need come with the various part? Like hdd cables and what not?
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