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Hey, I'm building a computer for a friend and made up a partlist for him. I'm running it by you guys to confirm any possible compatibility issues or better suggestions. The build I created is ~$800, and I'd like to keep it as cost effective as possible (bang for buck build). I believe around 800 is a great place to buy a high performance, budget minded build but he is willing to go lower (maybe higher, probably not). Anyway, I included a newegg wishlist link but I'm not quite sure if it will work. Also including textual version.

No, he's not overclocking.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=12015727

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
EVGA 512-P3-N807-AR GeForce 8800GT AKIMBO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK - Retail
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X 420W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM
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post #2 of 24
Why pay more for the same card, even if it has the better cooler on it. Regardless, if he won't be OC'ing, then what is the point of the slightly better cooler (since the stock one is just fine).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

Also here is the retail version of the DS3L:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337
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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Why pay more for the same card, even if it has the better cooler on it. Regardless, if he won't be OC'ing, then what is the point of the slightly better cooler (since the stock one is just fine).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

Also here is the retail version of the DS3L:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337
I completely agree. Didn't even realize that the mobo was openbox. +rep
Edited by flushentitypacket - 6/23/08 at 3:22pm
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post #4 of 24
Can i recommend this case instead. This case is amazing. The airflow is incredible and it has a lot of space for extra parts such as fans, cold cathode lights, etc.

Everything else looks pretty good. Nice setup.
    
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post #5 of 24
You're sort of pushing it on the PSU.
I'd recommend you get an Antec 300 case. It's pretty cheap in terms of cases these days.
Also, I'd recommend you spend the few extra bucks and get a 4GB kit. They're only ~70USD these days on Newegg.
    
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
You're sort of pushing it on the PSU.
I'd recommend you get an Antec 300 case. It's pretty cheap in terms of cases these days.
Also, I'd recommend you spend the few extra bucks and get a 4GB kit. They're only ~70USD these days on Newegg.
Really? Anyone else think PSU is too little power?
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post #7 of 24
its pc power, the wattage on that is fine
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Biskitz View Post
its pc power, the wattage on that is fine
Can I get one or two more confirmations before I let this thread die?
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post #9 of 24
To be honest the list isn't bad. The thing to keep in mind is expansion. Sure you're building something for now, but how much money will be spent in the future to upgrade. The PSU can be larger to start that way he can grow into it. The case is fine but i have a Antec 300 and i love it. I wanted a no window case so i could do my own mod. Last i would go with 2 x 2gb ram, it's not that much more expensive and is a large part in the success of this build.
    
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post #10 of 24
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Alright, so he wants to knock it down a bit more in terms of cost. He wants around 100fps in source games like Team Fortress 2. What do you guys think?

I cut down a couple parts to:

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200 - Retail
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

EDIT: I'm wary of getting a 4GB kit, since that requires a 64bit OS which will be pricey.
Edited by flushentitypacket - 6/24/08 at 2:26pm
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