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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone,

Friend of mine has asked me to build him a new system.. so im trying to figure out what to get for this system..

Basically it will be used for your average home use and so forth but he wants to be able to play games when he to.

I already told him that for a good stable beefy system hes looking at around $2500 bucks..

My question is simple.. whats the absolute best bank for the higher end CPU's? Not looking at Quad cores.. just not needed in this day in age.

I have the X6800 and tbh.. I think its overkill for this situation

Im thinking about building the system along side of the same specs as what I have.. switch a few things out.
post #2 of 12
$2500 is quite a big budget for this type of rig that is for average home use and able to play game when he wants to (assuming moderate gaming). Here is the basic list, use remainning cost to upgrade the components.

E8400 $240
Gigabyte x38-ds4 $200
GSkill DDR2-1066 2x2gb $150
2x WD 750GB AAKS $300
Evga G92 8800GTS $250
24" LCD 5ms $350
Antec 900 case $90
Corsair 650TX PSU $100
Tuniq Tower $40
Vista 64bit OS $200
Sound card $120
Nice keyboard and mouse $100
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well I didnt really need the whole list but thanks!! + Rep to you

For the most part hes in love with my current system.. just trying to cut a few corners and save a little cash
post #4 of 12
You can build a system that has 90% of the power of a top of the line system for $1000, monitor and SLI aside.

You might not think quad cores are needed now, but there are games that are coming out that require a quad to unlock some of the advanced features of the games, such as alan wake. It requires the quad to have advanced AI, physics, and sound.

I suggest:
Q6600 G0, which is much faster than most dual cores and is extremely faster when OCed and its only $300. Should be able to reach 3.2-3.6GHz without issues.
4GB of G.skill, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
8800GT (I'd prefer evga)
Vista 64bit

If you going 24" (1920x1200) i'd grab a 2nd 8800GT and SLI.
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post #5 of 12
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Yea Mur I like my evga 8800gt
post #6 of 12
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Alright guys heres the list so far

Basically I love the TT Armor case / Nvidia Cards/ and Corsair Memory.. so meh.. sue me lol

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case VA8000BWS

ASUS P5K WS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Model P5K WS

EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card odel 512-P3-N802-AR

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel TWIN2X2048-8500C5

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
post #7 of 12
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Edit: Aw crap forgot power...... think the 700w in my sig would give it enough boost?
post #8 of 12
Don't get 2GB on vista64 with a rig like that.. assuming he is going vista64. G.skill is a much better company than corsair right now, corsair isn't paying you to buy their brand so not sure why you feel the need to buy corsair, they don't make that good of ram anymore. (no offense I just find that buying a worse product for more money just because of brand is dumb) I've had 4 sticks of corsair die in a year before I went with the g.skill I linked above. You are paying more for that 2GB than the 4GB of g.skill. =/

700W will be enough if he never plans on going SLI.
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4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
Alright guys heres the list so far

Basically I love the TT Armor case / Nvidia Cards/ and Corsair Memory.. so meh.. sue me lol

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case VA8000BWS

ASUS P5K WS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Model P5K WS

EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card odel 512-P3-N802-AR

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel TWIN2X2048-8500C5

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

Your only giving him 74GB of space?
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BenQ XL2411T(Main) + Samsung T240 (Secondary) Corsair K70 RGB Mechanical Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master HAF X 
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BenQ XL2411T(Main) + Samsung T240 (Secondary) Corsair K70 RGB Mechanical Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #10 of 12
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Ahh sorry my bad.. thats 2x 74 gig raptors.. gonna strip them raid-0

Edit: Hmm with what im saving might as well bump up to the 150's
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