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Switched the X4 970 for 955, gave me some extra headroom.

Swapped 9cas for 7cas Gskill you recommend.

Swapped Rosewill for Antec Gamer Series 520watt PSU, don't personally have a problem with OCZ either but considering how close this wattage is cutting it, can't be too careful I suppose.

Again, just want to note that a 2 HD setup is preferable for the sake of keeping her work files a little more secure.

Currently at $886.33 post tax.

Edited by [\/]Paris - 6/3/11 at 5:24am
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Switched the X4 970 for 955, gave me some extra headroom.

Swapped 9cas for 7cas Gskill you recommend....
Looks fine to me, not really sure where else you could cut costs. If your friend wouldn't mind buying something used then you could even pick up a graphics card from the market place, I know there are some great deals going on right now... I remember seeing a gtx 480 for around $220.
    
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Looks fine to me, not really sure where else you could cut costs. If your friend wouldn't mind buying something used then you could even pick up a graphics card from the market place, I know there are some great deals going on right now... I remember seeing a gtx 480 for around $220.
Ha, I just wish there were some decent looking cases in the $40 range. This is one of the less painful ones. Thanks for the suggestions.
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If I could switch from the WD 500gb to a Samsung F4 320gb, do you think it'd be worth the capacity drop? Price is nearly identical.
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Ha, I just wish there were some decent looking cases in the $40 range. This is one of the less painful ones. Thanks for the suggestions.
No problem, glad I could help... I feel your pain, there aren't many sub $50 cases I could see myself buying. The NZXT Gamma seems to be pretty popular in that range, but aesthetically it's not really my cup of tea.
    
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Never mind my last question, I think I'm just going to tell her that $10 gives her double the HD capacity and a quality brand. Once the rebates are factored in it'll be under $900 anyway.

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Edited by [\/]Paris - 6/3/11 at 5:44am
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I hate micro board and since your going with a video card you migh want to look into a board that full board with out video.

this one is 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R
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I hate micro board and since your going with a video card you migh want to look into a board that full board with out video.

this one is 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R
I don't really see anything inherently bad about micros. It won't be overclocked, and it'll never sport more than 1 gpu. However if she's ok with an open box item I might consider this option. Thanks.

Going to sleep now...
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I need to have a 2 drive setup for the sake of file protection. if something goes wrong with the OS drive I don't want her losing all the projects she's been working on with it.
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Again, really need to have a 2 HD setup for this, just for redundancy's sake.
If it's not raid 1, it's not redundant. If she's storing all her files on drive #2 and it dies she's still screwed.
 
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