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My girl's birthday is coming up. She's been complaining how her laptop won't play any decent games (tried to tell her lappys aren't really meant for gaming) so I'm building her a little budget Brisbane desktop.

Here's the NewEgg wish list:

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4518174

Suggestions on anything very much welcome!

The thing I am iffy about is that case. I want one that is pink or bright orange, but I don't want to have to paint it. That one is cheap and pink, but looks flimsy and airflow is very questionable. Alternatives PLEASE?

Trying to keep everything under $500.

Oh, and the reason a graphics card isn't on the list, is because she gets my sig 7950 and my present for putting up with her all these years is a new 8800GTX.
    
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http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4254745

+ $25 but has a 8600 GT (subtract $149.99 unless you want a 19" monitor)

My favorite budget setup
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I'd grab a centurion 5 instead of that horrible pink case. I'm sure she can live with a black case that doesn't bend out of shape from a slight breeze

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068
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Lol. That's the same one that's on my list, that I find questionable regarding airflow and flimsiness.
    
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Get a cheaper PSU, and spend more money on the motherboard.
XClio Goodpower 500W is enough for that build.
 
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Lol. That's the same one that's on my list, that I find questionable regarding airflow and flimsiness.
doh!!! sorry man, this would do you good but they don't sell it anymore :http://www.directron.com/dx01pld.html
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Get a cheaper PSU, and spend more money on the motherboard.
XClio Goodpower 500W is enough for that build.
I'm for sure sticking with that motherboard. I wouldn't mind dropping less change on a PSU, though.

I'm not familiar with XClios. Are they pretty reliable? Also, I don't need one with SLi capabilities or anything either - if that makes a difference.
    
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That motherboard is great and the XClios seem to have come out of nowhere but are pretty good from what I hear.
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I'm for sure sticking with that motherboard. I wouldn't mind dropping less change on a PSU, though.

I'm not familiar with XClios. Are they pretty reliable? Also, I don't need one with SLi capabilities or anything either - if that makes a difference.
They are considered Tier Two PSUs by jonnyguru, and my cheaper XClio 450W has been stable for me.

They are definately the best for $50.
 
Optiplex 790
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80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
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Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
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