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post #11 of 34
I would get a 2500K + MB + RAM ~ $350. Sell his CPU/MB/RAM/GPUs and pick up a GTX560 Ti.
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post #12 of 34
Does he have a powerful PSU? If not it would have to be factored into the budget if your getting him something like the GTX480's in SLI as mentioned above.
 
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post #13 of 34
I recommend a GTX580 + a largest single SSD that he can afford with remaining money.

If your friend is 'not huge on computer knowledge' then you probably don't want to be assisting him over the telephone on how to setup Raid 0 and install the OS on to it. SLI setup just doesnt make sense to me with a Q6600.
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post #14 of 34
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I recommend a GTX580 + a largest single SSD that he can afford with remaining money.
If your friend is 'not huge on computer knowledge' then you probably don't want to be assisting him over the telephone on how to setup Raid 0 and install the OS on to it. SLI setup just doesnt make sense to me with a Q6600.

Oh, I won't be assisting him over the phone, as soon as this semester is over and I am finished with my finals I will be traveling to his house to assist him.
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post #15 of 34
If he doesn't upgrade often and wants best bang for the buck, I 2nd deadly12. 2x 480 + 64 gb M4 would give him terrific performance for the price.
    
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post #16 of 34
You are quite the veteran to the OCN Marketplace Lys, Why don't you get a used yet fairly new and under warranty 580 or something there? Can 580 / M4 128GB.
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post #17 of 34
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If he doesn't upgrade often and wants best bang for the buck, I 2nd deadly12. 2x 480 + 64 gb M4 would give him terrific performance for the price.

I dont think a 750w PSU can handle two gtx480's.
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post #18 of 34
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I dont think a 750w PSU can handle two gtx480's.

I am pretty sure he will be fine SLI'ing the cards on a good PSU
Check here for a power consumption
post #19 of 34
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/310
This says 850W during Furmark
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post #20 of 34
Quote:
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I would get a 2500K + MB + RAM ~ $350. Sell his CPU/MB/RAM/GPUs and pick up a GTX560 Ti.

^^ This, he could use a chipset update too.. Sell the other parts and use whatever is left over for the best gpu possible!
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