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Old 06-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey... one of my friends is building a new pc. I was just wondering if this looked like a good build to you guys. Let me know if you have any suggestions. He doesn't really want to spend more than $1,200 on it. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Case: Newegg.com - XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power supply: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

MoBo: Newegg.com - ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250820AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Graphics card: Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR7950256GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OC HDCP Video Card - Retail
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks good, but why not core 2 duo?
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get am2+ board instead..... for the K10's series amd chips coming out in 1-4 months (its a whole new series of processors about 26 in all so they have staged release)

get a 4200x2 am2 cpu (theyre compatible with am2+ boards) to tide him over until crimbo and buy a new am2+ cpu

get a 8800gts 320mb instead or a 8800gtx

you need an operating system... windows/linux

if he's getting vista he may want to double up that ram for performance increase it is the optimum for vista precaching - 4gb
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Yes get a Core 2 Duo with one of these boards:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

And get this Grafix Card.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail

The MoBO is crossfire enabled, so you could get a secone in the furtre if u wanted to.
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use this instead:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

and XT is a good vid card too
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if you want immediate performance then go with the C2D if you want to take a gamble on the new amd chips then go AM2+
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Alright, we'll check into the core 2 duos. I'll post again when we have another build.
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with C2D in your sort of budget e6420 or e6600 if you wait for the price drops then a q6600 possibly one of the newer e6x50
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cpu: e6320
mobo: ds3r p35 chipset
ram: gskill hz 2gb
psu: corsair 520w
hdd: seagate 320gb 16mb cache 7200.10rpm
vga: 8800gts 320mb
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cpu: e6320
mobo: ds3r p35 chipset
ram: gskill hz 2gb
psu: corsair 520w
hdd: seagate 320gb 16mb cache 7200.10rpm
vga: 8800gts 320mb
case: ur choice
Nice budget build but I would recommend this case:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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