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Old 07-03-2009, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I chose some parts for a friend. I felt iffy about having him invest in LGA775 though, but then again, I couldn't find any LGA1366 parts that would've been within budget. Cheapest mobo I could find is over $200 and processor over $300

so for about $980 CAD final total, including shipping, taxes, etc. I got him this:

Gigabyte EP45-UD3L motherboard

Intel C2Q 9550

1GB HD4870

4GB G.Skill PC2-8000 (F2-8000CL5D)

1TB WD10EADS Caviar Green HDD

Corsair TX750W psu

Antec Nine Hundred Mid tower case




Solid build you think, for the price?

I know some might suggest the E8400 instead of the Q9550, but he multitasks and does a lot of multimedia stuff on top of gaming. Plus, the Q9550 gave us free shipping for the entire order!
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Not bad.. The 900 case, though a good case, sucks for wiring.... as you know as you have one.

Haha, just vnoticed.. its an updated version of yours.
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Yeah, there's the 900, and the 900 II

I believe we got him the original one.

And yes, wire-management is tough. I modded mine with a dremel though, maybe we'll do the same for his. You have a 900 as well eh
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Just a note, but the Caviar Green is a low power usage HDD, and the Caviar Black is higher performance for only $10 if you wanted to switch that.
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Yeah, there's the 900, and the 900 II

I believe we got him the original one.

And yes, wire-management is tough. I modded mine with a dremel though, maybe we'll do the same for his. You have a 900 as well eh
Yup, and mine went chop chop too.

900 goes a chop chop.

Had no choice with SLI'd 260s
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Look at my wire management. LOOL
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Yikes!

Your poor gpu must be burning up. Seriously you need to tidy up, ALOT!
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Ha, that looks just like my current computer. Wires everywhere.
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Druid is that the 900?
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Sure looks like it.
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