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Old 12-06-2008, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine is looking to build a computer for 550$ CA from Tiger Direct, he lives by the store, if you could give me a list of parts, I could find them on Tiger Direct, or just have him write them down.

Reasoning why I am asking for some help, are my builds aren't very good at all .

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in short

biostar p45 mobo
e7300
9600gso or 4670
corsair 650tx
good 4gb set of ddr2 1066

does he need mouse or keyboard any thing like that. what is the computer going to be used for?
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looks good except no hdd and dvd drive. also i dont know how good ocz is with their psu's but their ram is pretty good. to save money you could switch the cpu for a pentium dual core e5200 it is almost as fast as the e7300.
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Changed to e5200, at 616$
Suggest a HDD and a DVD drive?
Need to stay under 650CA.

Anything else I can shed for little loss in performance?
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hmm well that ram you got is pretty cheap and you dont thing your friend can strech another $70 for a hdd and dvd drive. from my experience and owning like 6 hdd's or so the only brand i have not had fail on me is hatachi. westerndigital, maxtor, and seagate have all failed on me. and i think samsaung makes some good sata dvd drives. also make sure to get a sata hdd
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