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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
PSU is horrible
At least get a Corsair 750TX.
And get a better GPU too, you can do better with a 1.9k budget.
Also, Hitachi isn't a great brand, many people have had bad experiences with HD failures.
Get a Seagate, WD, or Samsung F1 drive off of newegg. My advice is to get two of those 99.99 WD 640GB drives in RAID0, and have a 750GB Seagate for backup.
Don't get the patriot, get the newegg GSkill PC8500 1000MHz 2x2GB kit for 84.99 each, get two of them if you want 8GB.
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
Updated advice...
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I would suggest a Samsung monitor. Any of there 22in are fine.



no. That is a fine PSU.
500W may be a little too little for a 1.9k build.
    
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Updated advice...

500W may be a little too little for a 1.9k build.
Karnak doesn't live in the U.S. ^^

Are you planning to run RAID with those two hard drives?
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y not a 9600gt?
also, if u can manage another $50, buy a decent cpu cooler and oc the cpu to 3.4
The only considerations for the video card are HDMI fully capable, and overclocking is an option, but I think he's coming from a p4 so performance shouldn't be an issue at first lol
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nxic.com you can should from there
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Karnak doesn't live in the U.S. ^^

Are you planning to run RAID with those two hard drives?
RAID 0 with the external backup.

EasyBCD to boot vista, xp, linux.
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The Earthwatts is more than enough power. HD 3850's, and 45nm Quads are very power efficient.

I think you picked out a nice system, and the only thing I would do different would be to get a Samsung LCD.
    
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Wow, I can't find that manufacturer on either my local shop [url]http://memoryexpress.com, or the national one http://tigerdirect.ca , and bloody newegg STILL doesn't ship to Canada.
Ahh, buying from memory express are you? Well, you'd be WAY better off to buy the Mushkin HP2 2x2 GB kits off of them. They overclock to 1066 easily anyways. Also, dump the 3850 in favor of a BFG 8800 GT OC, they are 149.95 AR at memex.

Also, get a samsung 22 in, they are a fair amount nicer than Benqs.

Oh, and just get a Q6600, and with the money you've saved, slap a TRUE on there, and buy lunch too. I would also reccommend a pair of 500 GB seagate barracudas while you're at it.
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post #18 of 34
Only thing is, 1.9k is a lot of money, and I think you could squeeze more performance out of that than simply a Q9300 and a 3850
200 for HDS
200 for mobo
100 for PSU
200 for case
170 for 8GB of RAM
100 for Vista
40 for Optical
100 for Keyboard and such
You have ~800 to spend on GPUs
Edited by xHassassin - 5/23/08 at 7:08pm
    
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post #19 of 34
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Bearing in mind this is a development rig for my 60 year old father, and not a gaming monster for myself here's a shot of where it stands based on feedback (much appreciated feedback)

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post #20 of 34
How much power does he actually need(for the programing)? Does he really need a quad? If hes not gaming why get a 3850? Also does he need 8 Gigs of ram (I really don't know) Thats a pretty big budget, you could really cut it down.
EDIT: Christ I didn't realize you were in Canada. Microsoft office home and student edition is 129.95 from that store. What do you need in Ultimate that warrants the insanely high premium?
Edited by Somenoob - 5/23/08 at 7:28pm
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