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post #11 of 17
Change the PSU, get a DS3 or other budget board (there are a lot of good ones), and definitely get a larger HD if he's doing Videos/music. For $6 more you can get 200GB.
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post #12 of 17
7950GT is a good board still not DX10 but it runs well on my second rig
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7950GT is a good board still not DX10 but it runs well on my second rig
.....It's cheeper to get a 8600 than any of the 79xxGx cards.... atleast at clubit.com
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post #14 of 17
Thus the 7600GT recommendation.
    
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post #15 of 17
Is there a reason you want the 8600GTS, you can get more bang for your buck with a dx9 card. for about 160 bucks you can get a x1950 pro which i hear is pretty good.

Or if you got a mobo for about 100 bucks your selection of video cards would increase. I think that the 7950GT has dropped under 200 bucks which I would consider looking at.
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post #16 of 17
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[edit] don't know why I double posted.

I'm trying to stick with a higher quality motherboard because he was talking about doing upgrades down the line. I figure it's better to get a higher quality board now and then let him just upgrade cpu/ram. I'll ask him if he intends to ever upgrade the MoBo.

as for AMD/Intel.... he really wanted Intel so i didn't argue. I figure that I should be able to hit a good 300 FSB on this board, maybe with a bit of aftermarket cooling, and he should be very content with a 3GHz processor. that's why I wondered what the Multi was.

PSU: Any suggestions for good ~$70 ($10 more or less) in that 450+ W range that are good?

No one has said anything about software, but seeing as we go to school he can get it for free at the bookstore.

I'll look into getting as large a HDD as I can and still keep the Pre-Shipping under that $1k.

Thanks for suggestions.
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post #17 of 17
There's a link in the deals section about the Corsair 520W for like $75 after MIR. That's what I would get.

And your idea about the mobo makes sense.

-edit-

Here's the link. It's $80, not $75, but still...

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...u-79-99-a.html
    
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