Originally Posted by OrangeBunnies
The power supply is definately overkill, but how can I say no to a $60 620W seasonic-made power supply
, plus the Antec Earthwatts 400W is about the same price here.
I hear the Barracude 500GB 7200.12 is very similar in performance to the F3's, that and I'd really like to buy everything there at once. I don't think he needs the extra hard-drive space either, he already has a 2TB external.
I did not know ram above 800MHz doesn't matter on LGA775 mobo's, makes sense though being as it is "800" FSB.
Yep, all brand new, gotta love grand opening sales. The CX430's were $35, but sold out at canada computers
I would stick with the PSU you already picked. One less thing to upgrade when he decides to get better stuff. I have the same Hard drive and it works just fine. It's about as fast as the f3s, and since you can't really get f3s in Canada, is the best Price/Performance available.
Also, just keep in mind the 460 has a Mail in rebate of what appears to be 40, so it'll be a little more then 100 when you buy. Other then that, maybe a cheap cooler, since he'll need to overclock if he wants to render/game on it so make sure the board will allow that.
If he is gaming, show him some benchmarks so he can see that the x6 would be better for rendering gaming then that pentium.