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My friend wants me to build him a computer this summer. He will be playing games and doing task that will take some power. He wants at least 4 gigs. He has a budget of at most $1,400 USD but would like to keep it around $1,200. He will be overclocking. He will need everything except a monitor, keyboard, mouse.
Here is what I have so far. any suggestions would be very helpful since i have not really been paying attention to technology much in the past 3 to 4 months.
Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R
Antec 900 case
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750gig
Evga 8800gt 512mb
Q6600
Gigabyte P35 ds3l
ddr2 800 Crucial Ballistix 2GB (two of these)
Corsair CMPSU-750TX
total=$1,025 before shipping and rebates.

I did not choose a sound card because he says he has bad speakers and will just use the onboard sound. If he were to get a sound card which one would be the best choice? Another question is are all the parts compatible (will the card work with the motherboard i choose)? Last, should I try to get DDR3 ram into this motherboard? It should be fairly "future proof" (thats why i chose the quadcore). Any recommendations would be great full.
post #2 of 14
jump that q6600 to a q6700, and the 8800GT to an 8800GTS 512 g92. Thats all Id say.
    
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not sure about 67, but yes 8800gts isn't that much more expensive now.
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A good list. No reason to go for DDR3 ram. DDR3 ram will become the mainstream ram but not now. A good 550W PSU should be fine. If you go for Corsair 750tx, it is $95 at buy.com. Nice Spinpoint F1, or get 2x WD320 AAKS for RAID0.

Edit: Need DS3R for RAID.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/16/08 at 7:28pm
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^^I agree with Arjy.
 
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post #6 of 14
stick with the 8800 gt not the gts, or you could try to squeeze in a 9800. i would go for BFG as the manufacturer.
instead of the antec 900 try the NZXT Tempest. stick with a Q6600 try to get a G0 stepping that would be nice.

DFI P35 DK T2RS would be a better motherboard nice overclocker as well good solid board.

corsaid modular PSU about 650W should cut it for the build. then go for some team xtreme ram or mushkin. you got the cash so i guess 4Gb should fit into your budget.

im not too fond of raid. as if one HDD fails then the whole thing is up in the air. keep it a bit simplar go for a 250GB Seagate and then like a massive one as a back up.
    
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Why would you recommend a GT over a GTS 512? Also a 6600 over a 6700? BOth are just a version made better for overclocking, and thats what he says he will do.
    
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Im talking with him about some of the suggestions. I will post back in a few minutes with another list.
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Im talking with him about some of the suggestions. I will post back in a few minutes with another list.
Okay, sounds good.
    
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Just remember that mobo doesnt support raid, yeah I know raid on the ich9r is not the best and all that but it is still nice if you wanna run raid.

Other then that I agree with the other decisions, Q67 if the price is right, has a higher mutli easier to oc with your other stuff.

GTS 512 great vid card.

Im sure hell be very happy with that build
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