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She plays games but doesn't have any hardware knowledge so no OCing whatsoever.

i5 2400
p8h67-m le (is the le ok? or go for the pro?)
asus hd 6850 or gtx 460 768mb
ripjaws x 1333mhz cl7
tp-650 or hcg-520 (the tp on sale same price as the hcg)
wdc black 500gb
antec 300 or haf 912 case

this is canada, so price is a little higher with 12% tax comes to around $750
Edited by M3i5 - 5/4/11 at 4:11pm
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What games?
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if you lock her in a prison cell with no oc ability how will she ever gain knowledge? get her a k series and spend some tiem with her teaching her whats what when it comes to oc'ing. worst case senario: she is overwhelmed by the whole proccess and stays with the "mild" OC you set for her when you do the build.
    
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can we stick to the subject?
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can we stick to the subject?
what is the subject?

you just posted a list of parts with a title inferring girls are unworthy of anything requiring tech savvy

i am not only giving you hardware advice, but life advice... read and profit
    
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buddy this build is not even for me, she says she just want a faster computer i asked her if she wants to oc she says no she doesn't want to spend time on hardware stuff, so what you want me to do force her to learn stuff she's not interested in?
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What games does she play, and on what monitor?

Also, what are the specifications of her current PC?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by M3i5 View Post
buddy this build is not even for me, she says she just want a faster computer i asked her if she wants to oc she says no she doesn't want to spend time on hardware stuff, so what you want me to do force her to learn stuff she's not interested in?
so what are you trying to accomplish with this thread?

yes those parts are fine for someoen who doesnt give a rats ass about there computer and just want to do some casual gaming

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what is the subject?

you just posted a list of parts with a title inferring girls are unworthy of anything requiring tech savvy

i am not only giving you hardware advice, but life advice... read and profit
No need to get so sensitive about it, he simply said she doesn't have any hardware knowledge, he's not insulting her or the female gender, he's simply stating a fact.

The only question that stands is; how will she be using the computer? Will she be running a web browser and messenger or 4 VM's and two copies of Crysis?
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what is the subject?

you just posted a list of parts with a title inferring girls are unworthy of anything requiring tech savvy

i am not only giving you hardware advice, but life advice... read and profit
Maybe she just wants a fast computer, and that's it?

She doesn't have to know about overclocking to enjoy it, does she? She apparently doesn't care about OCing, and that's perfectly fine. He doesn't have to force it down her throat.

That's like saying you can only buy a fast car if are a mechanical engineer.
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