my friends build list he wants the masters opinion not mine(i dont blame him)

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1.X-Blade 10-Bay Aluminum Mid ATX Gaming Case - No PS (Black) 46.99
link http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CS859BK&cat=CAS

2.Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500 Watt Power Supply 73.99
link http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SP-500-DT&cat=CAS

3.Asus P5K Intel P35 Core 2 Duo 1333MHz FSB Dual Channel DDR2 1066 LGA775 Socket 775/T ATX Motherboard w/ Crossfire 2x PCI-Express x16, Audio, GB LAN, SATA 3G/II, eSATA, RAID, USB 2.0. Firewire (Retail) 131.99
link http://www.xpcgear.com/asusp5k.html

4.OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) Dual Channel Kit PC2-8500 DDR2 1066MHz CL 5-5-5-15 EPP PC System Memory 240-Pin Unbuffered RAM 185.99
link http://www.xpcgear.com/ocz2rpr10662gk.html

5.Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield QUAD-Core, 2.4GHz 1066MHz FSB, 8MB L2 Cache 308.99 link http://www.xpcgear.com/q6600.html

6.Scythe ANDY SAMURAI MASTER 6 Heat Pipes Copper CPU Cooler for Intel Socket 775/ 36.99 link http://www.xpcgear.com/scasm1000.html

7.XFX 8600GT PVT84JUDF3 256MB 540MHz nVidia GeForce PCI-Express X16 Video Card with SLi, Dual DVI, VGA, HDTV, HDCP, TV-Out, DirectX 10.0 114.99
link http://www.xpcgear.com/pvt84judf3.html

8.Maxtor 7Y250M0 250GB 7200RPM 8MB SATA/150 Hard Drive 57.99
link http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=7Y250M0-R&cat=HDD

9. 2 120mm fans that he has

10. a dvd burning drive that he has

i think thats it he has a keyboard and monitor so i dont worry bout that just let me know what yall think so i can tell him
 
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if he is going to be gaming then tell him to get a better GFX. its not even worth it buying the 8600GTS just for DX10. it wont be able to play any good DX10 games until the game designers master DX10
 

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don't get the Antec SP. Its a crap powersupply. Instead go for the Antec Neo 550/500He. And as said above, go with a 8800GTS. If thats too expensive for him, get a x1950pro. And you don't need a raptor. Its not worth it.
 

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The Raptors are one of the best drives aside from using SCSI and solid state hard drives. Cost wise, it's probably too high for anyone's taste, since you can find hard drives cheaper than $50. In fact, that's the only disadvantage of NOT buying that particular hard drive. But reviews clearly shows a performance difference for the better.
 

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It didn't sound like it. I would always recommend those Raptors if it's within anyone's budget. Since he's already building a pretty good PC, a Raptor will be a nice addition. Especially if you plan on using RAID.
 

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he dont wanna spend 300 bucks on a graphics card he was more in range of 150 to pushing it at 200 but over 200 is out of his rtange
 
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