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Old 06-23-2008, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my final build for a friend of mine, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated also any ideas on which case, DVD drive and sound card I should buy?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB - HD
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Corsair 620HX - PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) - RAM x 2
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R - Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Q6600 - CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Windows Xp - OS
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - Operating Systems
3870 X2 - Video Card
Newegg.com - MSI RX3870X2-T2D1G OC Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Note: This build absolutely needs to stay under $1200
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Get a PC Power and cooling 610w

Most games can't ulitize the dual-GPU PCB of the HD 3870X2, so in most games it performs like 1 HD 3870, so get an HD 4850 instead

Get a Biostar Tpower P45 or a P5Q Pro or P5Q-e instead

That Ballistix kit is not good anymore (its single sided) get the Crucial Ballistix Tracer for $20 each set or get a 4gb Patriot Extreme RAM
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4850 or a 9800gtx bout same price and proformance
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Get a PC Power and cooling 610w

Most games can't ulitize the dual-GPU PCB of the HD 3870X2, so in most games it performs like 1 HD 3870, so get an HD 4850 instead

Get a Biostar Tpower P45 or a P5Q Pro or P5Q-e instead

That Ballistix kit is not good anymore (its single sided) get the Crucial Ballistix Tracer for $20 each set or get a 4gb Patriot Extreme RAM
Alright Thanks also
What do you mean Its single sided?
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That Ballistix kit is not good anymore (its single sided) get the Crucial Ballistix Tracer for $20 each set or get a 4gb Patriot Extreme RAM
The Ballistx Tracers are now single sided also.
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Alright Thanks also
What do you mean Its single sided?
Single sided means like the memory chips are only on one side of the RAM (like older RAM)

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The Ballistx Tracers are now single sided also.
wtf... that stinks.... God Crucial has really let themselves go...
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Are you just putting this stuff in a bag, or do you already have a case picked out?
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He might leave it out in the open like Nosboost has done a lot
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Yeah, but that's for better airflow and he does major overclocking. I don't think this friend will want a system out in the open on his desk

The main reason I asked about Cases is because I am an NZXT authorized retailer and can get their cases at a great discount (even cheaper than NewEgg). So, if you see any good NZXT case that you want, talk to me!
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Wow.. On SurgeVelocity?

Sweet, if theres a cheap NZXT Tempest.. go for it
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