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link doesn't work sorry
Blu-ray LG BD Combo CH10LS20 Retail SATA
Standard Køler
650W Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXEU 120mm
Cooler Master Storm Scout u/PSU
64GB Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 2.5
1TB Samsung F3 SpinPoint 7200rpm 32MB SATA2
1024MB XFX ATI HD5850 765M DDR5 PCI-E
4GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX (2x2GB)
ASUS M4A87TD USB3 Socket AM3 DDR3 ATX
AMD Phenom2 Quad 970 3.5GHz AM3 S-940
This one xD
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This is what I'd reccomend

it didnt work lol
Yea, go to basket and copy the specs :')

EDIT: "Godkend" = basket
post #23 of 73
they are excellent compared to apple.
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Blu-ray LG BD Combo CH10LS20 Retail SATA
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Cooler Master Storm Scout u/PSU
64GB Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 2.51TB Samsung F3 SpinPoint 7200rpm 32MB SATA2
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4GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX (2x2GB)
ASUS M4A87TD USB3 Socket AM3 DDR3 ATX
AMD Phenom2 Quad 970 3.5GHz AM3 S-940
This one xD
pretty good but....

1) change this to the regular amd 955 - save yourself some money, and you can easily overclock to this if you want. And if you don't want to, the extra .3mhz won't make any difference in gaming.

2) SSDs aren't very necessary. The samsung f3 is a very fast hdd. I had used a WD Black Caviar (similar speeds as the f3), and with windows 7, everything was pretty damn fast. I would suggest saving money and going with no SSD

3) Best to buy a non-oem cpu cooler. Something cheap like the CM 212+ will do the trick. Installing it shouldn't be too hard. It will keep noise and temps down and will allow overclocking if you choose to
post #25 of 73
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Sorry for triple-posting, but does anyone know the difference between:
1024MB XFX ATI HD5850 765M DDR5 PCI-E
And
1024MB ASUS ATI EAH5850 DirectCU DDR5 PCI-E

EDIT:
2) "SSDs aren't very necessary. The samsung f3 is a very fast hdd. I had used a WD Black Caviar (similar speeds as the f3), and with windows 7, everything was pretty damn fast. I would suggest saving money and going with no SSD"

What exactly is an SSD?
Edited by BoobHunter - 5/21/11 at 5:33am
post #26 of 73
best thing to do buy alienware case and stick all the best stuff inside.. that way you win both ways
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post #27 of 73
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Originally Posted by BoobHunter View Post
Sorry for triple-posting, but does anyone know the difference between:
1024MB XFX ATI HD5850 765M DDR5 PCI-E
And
1024MB ASUS ATI EAH5850 DirectCU DDR5 PCI-E

EDIT:
2) "SSDs aren't very necessary. The samsung f3 is a very fast hdd. I had used a WD Black Caviar (similar speeds as the f3), and with windows 7, everything was pretty damn fast. I would suggest saving money and going with no SSD"

What exactly is an SSD?
1) get the Asus DirectCU - better cooling and better card overall

2) SSD = solid state drive. They are fairly unnecessary
post #28 of 73
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best thing to do buy alienware case and stick all the best stuff inside.. that way you win both ways
Now that's a good idea too
post #29 of 73
My brother has owned an Alienware laptop (excellent quality) and an Alienware Desktop, both were solid quality wise and Dell's Complete Care can not be beat. I've had very high end Dell XPS laptops crap out on me within 3 years only to be given a brand new high end replacement no questions asked with Complete Care. So some folks feel this is a good trade off for price.

If your friend feels comfortable servicing his own computer - or has you to do it for him then build one for sure. Dell/Alienware is there for folks who don't want to mess with building or maintaining their computer.
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Okay...
Here's my build 'til now.
AMD Phenom2 Quad 955 3.2GHz AM3 S-940
ASUS M4A87TD USB3 Socket AM3 DDR3 ATX
4GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX (2x2GB)
1024MB ASUS ATI EAH5850 DirectCU DDR5 PCI-E
1TB Samsung F3 SpinPoint 7200rpm 32MB SATA2
Cooler Master Storm Scout u/PSU
650W Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXEU 120mm
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 GT S-939/940
Blu-ray LG BD Combo CH10LS20 Retail SATA

Any improvements or money-savers that i have missed? It's only 20 dollars for the Blu-ray, so my friend'll want that.
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