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Originally Posted by LlamaMaster View Post

So I priced out a $600 build for her basically..... UPDATE - she spent about $1100. FX6300 ended up with a pretty good ASRock mobo, jumped up to a 650 Ti GPU with a corsair 600W power supply, 2TB HDD and somehow ended up with a bluray burner (even I have just a reader) and 8GB 1333 RAM.....And 2x 22" ASUS monitors. Women are even dangerous shopping at Micro Center.

I also ended up with a 600W power supply and 8GB of ram myself toward building my lower end computer just to run Server 2010 for testing purposes at home. It WAS however $25 off the power supply and $30 off the RAM.

Haha, almost doubled her budget. Be careful with that one my friend, she may get you into trouble one day, especially if she's into computers! devil-smiley-019.gif
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post #22 of 24
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Hey it's her money I am just overseeing the project and helping her put it together without breaking it. Besides she helps me clean and does alot of my laundry if I am busy so the least I can do is put together a system she paid for. I just spoiled her letting her do work on my desktop I use for school/work with the duel 27".

It could be worse.... she could not know how to use a computer like some...
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As long as the girlfriend is using her own cash to fund her computers, I think you're fine. One problem I have is certain female friends of mine, not necessarily girlfriends, who have known me for years and know I upgrade my hardware often. About the time I do this, I always start getting calls from them, complaining about how slow their computers are, clearly trying to get me to upgrade them with the old gear. biggrinsmiley.gif

I would have recommended the 5800K in this case and add a 6670 later on if she needed more graphics oomph, but the extra money she spent will probably give her a longer life with the system.
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not to be against everyone here but why not add an extra 30 to that $80 and get a good 990fx board like this one
which will make it semi-future proof and will support the steamroller as well.

Why do people push 990FX chipset boards in scenarios where they are clearly not necessary? The OP said that this was a basic rig, therefore no overclocking and no Crossfire/SLI. There is no difference in the feature set of 970 and 990 other than better support for multiple video cards. They generally overclock better (with a few exceptions), but only because they have beefier VRM designs, which is irrelevant here. Plus, 970 boards have the same AM3+ sockets as 990 boards and will therefore support "the steamroller" just as well.

I reached 4.81 GHz stable on my 8350 a few weeks ago and some yahoo chimed in to tell me I could do better if I only used a 990FX board. rolleyes.gif
     
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As long as the girlfriend is using her own cash to fund her computers, I think you're fine. One problem I have is certain female friends of mine, not necessarily girlfriends, who have known me for years and know I upgrade my hardware often. About the time I do this, I always start getting calls from them, complaining about how slow their computers are, clearly trying to get me to upgrade them with the old gear. biggrinsmiley.gif

I would have recommended the 5800K in this case and add a 6670 later on if she needed more graphics oomph, but the extra money she spent will probably give her a longer life with the system.
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Originally Posted by vedaire View Post

not to be against everyone here but why not add an extra 30 to that $80 and get a good 990fx board like this one
which will make it semi-future proof and will support the steamroller as well.

Why do people push 990FX chipset boards in scenarios where they are clearly not necessary? The OP said that this was a basic rig, therefore no overclocking and no Crossfire/SLI. There is no difference in the feature set of 970 and 990 other than better support for multiple video cards. They generally overclock better (with a few exceptions), but only because they have beefier VRM designs, which is irrelevant here. Plus, 970 boards have the same AM3+ sockets as 990 boards and will therefore support "the steamroller" just as well.

I reached 4.81 GHz stable on my 8350 a few weeks ago and some yahoo chimed in to tell me I could do better if I only used a 990FX board. rolleyes.gif
ikr somebody wants to use a apu on here and people reccomend a 8350 with crossfire 7970s for a htpc rolleyes.gif

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