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post #21 of 27
I would go for an x38 mobo, probably Asus Maximus Formula, along with the e8400, 4gb of gigabyte ddr2 1000 ram, and check out the deal on visiontek 3870's at Best Buy, 129.99 each, go for 2 of em in crossfire. For a psu, get a thermaltake 500-600w, and get the Antec 900 mid tower case
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post #23 of 27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9016&Tpk=antec - 74.99 P35 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037 - 194.99 e8400 processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073 - 84.99 500gb hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227248 - 63.99 (after rebate) 4GB of Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153 - 26.99 dvd drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318 - 179.99 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171023 - 69.99 (after rebate) 650 watt power supply

That's $695, leaves you $200 for a case which is more than enough pick out one he loves the looks of. If your not overclocking it you don't really need a lot of extra cooling but a couple of fans or a Tuniq for the processor wouldn't be bad things.

Get 4gb of Ram if your giving him 64bit windows, that's a no brainer really. Any of the other systems your considering should be upgraded to that.
The e8400 gives him plenty of cpu without overclocking. 8800GT is a no brainer still imo for any gaming system on a moderate budget.

If you go with a cheap case you can change the motherboard to a 680i LT Sli and plan on buying a second 8800 GT in the future as another option.
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post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 
@ Peps - the mobo you linked is mATX

@ cato - your links are messed up

Basically I know what he should get for the most part...except I can't decide which mobo to get him. I preferably want it to cost around $100, but maybe a little more would be workable. If he's going to overclock at all it will be very lightly so the capability of a mobo to overclock really is not important, I just want to get him something really stable. And SLi isn't too important either.

And also I'm still stuck between quad core and dual core. Dual is a little better in games now and cheaper, but quad better down the road. He's going to use the computer primarily for gaming but this computer needs to last at least a good 3-4 years.
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post #25 of 27
for the HDD, get WD's 400GB, its only $70 and way faster than the seagate 7200.10 if your gonna go seagate, make sure its a 7200.11
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post #26 of 27
With the mobo and ram I suggested it would be an easy OC to 3.0 - 3.2 GHz maybe more with better cooling. The video cards I suggested would be good enough until he decides to upgrade later on.
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts View Post
@ cato - your links are messed up
Odd, working for me, had a friend check from his computer to make sure, maybe just some internet problems or something?

I built my sig rig for $900 in december, including OS with the thought it needed to last me 3 or 4 years as well. I went with the sli board so if I ever upgrade I can just grab a second 8800. I'd definately go with the quad if that's your thought, and you can always buy a great heat sink and overclock it down the road to extend it's lifespan as a high end system.

I ordered the parts over the course of a month or so from newegg and tiger waiting for deals and bundles. I'd highly recommend something similiar to mine if your looking longevity as well as a bargain.
Edited by Cato - 6/2/08 at 9:41pm
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250 GB Seagate Barracuda 20x DVD Burner Vista Home Premium 64bit CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 750-Watt 
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