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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
I like this (lol I know I'm not OP). Vote for this build, but with 8GB of ram, and even less of a psu
like an antec earthwatts 380D or neo eco 400, or even less from a reputable manu.

Using Phaedrus's psu calc, You'd need a grand total of 200w as I put it in, so ehhhh a Seasonic SS 300w works too.
Oops, I meant 8 GB

Just make sure the parts are quality, get a board from Asus or ASrock, a PSU from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, etc.
post #12 of 41
If he has 3k to spend may aswell get some decent hardware.
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post #13 of 41
As others have said, SSD. Also get a Z68 Mobo so he can use the smart cache to put the stuff he uses a lot on that.



i3-2100
Z68 Mobo
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD
8 GB of 1600 RAM
Earthwatts 380W / Seasonic 300W
As much storage HDD as he wants
Get him a sick case to impress his friends.


Pretty much the before build with a few minor changes.
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post #14 of 41
Heres a list:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131724
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442
HDD: Use anything you have laying around as a storage drive, HDD's are expensive right now, a good 1TB would be perfect.

Case, monitor, keyboard, mouse of your choice.

EDIT: Don't forget windows 7
Edited by yanks8981 - 11/4/11 at 6:46pm
post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by cokezone View Post
If he has 3k to spend may aswell get some decent hardware.
He probably has no idea what its going to cost. Why spend 3000 dollars, or 1500 for that matter, when a 750 dollar machine (including peripherals) would do everything that he could want it to and have quality parts.
post #16 of 41
WAY tooooooooo much overkill for a office computer.
Amd A series and a 300w ps is all that he needs.
Less than $450.00

Get real people.
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post #17 of 41
you need to get ahold of some..NetBurst Powah! p4 @ 3.4 ghz or better with ddr2..good to go! jmo
 
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post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by Knika View Post
WAY tooooooooo much overkill for a office computer.
Amd A series and a 300w ps is all that he needs.
Less than $450.00

Get real people.
lawl, my dads workstation is setup with some FireGL card and an i7 980x, but for the past few months he hasn't need to use it, and is working on research. so guess what he ends up doing at work now:

using a workstation to do an i3's work xD
Atleast it isn't going slow on him anytime soon.
     
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post #19 of 41
Thread Starter 
K so I'm thinking
i5 2500
Z58 mobo (for smart res)
2 Tb 7200Rpm (I don't trust him to keep it clean and so he will need the space)
30 gb ssd (will a bigger one have better performance?)
Crucial M4 or OCZ vertex 3 SSD (yes thats 3 hard drives
650D Case
8Gb 1600 RAM
6870 (which I will then take and sell )
500-600W Modular Corsair psu
Bluray/DVD writer
Some cooler (Lower temps is good temps no matter what)

Anything else? Baisic overclocking?

PS: I know there is a lot of useless things (for him) in there. I just can't help my self though something about technology. Same reason I got the 2600K instead of the 2500K. Dumb Idea, Couldn't resist.
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post #20 of 41
Build him an ITX machine if he wants to spend his money, get an i3-2100 with a H67 ITX board. And then get him an Antec ITX case. It comes with a 150W PSU being more than enough to power the system. Make sure you get a SLIM dvd drive and a laptop hard drive for that case.
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