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post #11 of 16
A solid budget build. If you can stand MIR, get the Abit IP35-E board.
post #12 of 16
I ageree, a solid budget build. Just make damn sure the PSU you're getting is good. It's the one component you shouldn't skimp on.
 
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post #13 of 16
I would recommend a Gigabyte P35-DS3L or Abit IP-35 instead of a P31 chipset. Especially if this friend will be OC'ing, these boards are notoriously stable.

If he's not overclocking, the stock cooler should be fine, and you don't need to spend $30 on an aftermarket one.

I've had 0 problems with my A-Data RAM, but G.Skill will probably give you better timings for slightly more money.

The 8800GT is a solid video card, but depending on what gaming he will be doing, I would almost recommend to move down to a 9600GT or something so you can upgrade the CPU to something with some more power (E8400, E6750, etc.). If there's anyway you can convince him to spend a little more, or if he won't be playing Crysis, I think the performance of the 9600GT would be sufficient, and the doubled L2 cache and increased FSB of the E6750 would help him out a lot in general system performance.
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post #14 of 16
I would actually keep the E2180 and the 8800GT especially if he is running single card. the E2180 can be overclocked to not bottleneck the 8800GT. Also A-data RAM are great, not one tiny bit of problem with mine. Change the motherboard to something like a ABIT IP35-E or a GA-P35-DS3L.

Solid build similar to what i would have got but try and save an extra $100 which will do wonders e.g. a better case, HDD, mothebroard, PSU.
post #15 of 16
Well, I'm just thinking that, as this is a rig for a friend who might not have a clue about overclocking, the system would be more reliable with a higher stock CPU with a mild overclock than an older CPU with a large overclock. Plus, the 9600GT stacks up very well to the 8800GT, and he said only mid-range gaming would be needed. It is more than sufficient for that.
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post #16 of 16
I went with the DFI since it has Raid capability and the Abit and Gigabyte mentioned doesn't.

Also go to the psu section and you'll see Xclios have great reviews
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