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Friend doesn't want to spend more than 3k(or2k). Please suggest. He's mostly a console gamer but I've been trying hard to get him to PC gaming. Also build date is unknown (he needs to get up to budget first).
Edited by 45nm - 6/24/08 at 3:25pm
post #2 of 8
q6600
2gig ram
360 gig hd
8800gt
cheap case

will end up being around 1k or so.. =P
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here's some suggestions:

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027

MSI R4850-T2D512 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127359

COOLER MASTER RC-690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

Optional Monitor:
SAMSUNG 2220WM-HAS Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001262

edit: forgot to add the subtotal... it's $1001.92 without the monitor with shipping... so there's still lots of room to play with for peripherals etc
Edited by k1t - 6/25/08 at 7:45am
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post #4 of 8
I'd save some money and get the Q6600, why pay the extra $50 for a factory overclock of .26GHz? You can do that yourself for free. The P35 is a great suggestion, it's a nifty board, but keep in mind you can only have 1 video card in it, so make sure if he's a gamer that you pick out something studly. If this machine is going to be pretty hefty, I'd go with Corsair's 620W model because it has 3 rails instead of 1 in the case of the 650W. If I were him I'd wait till the 4870's or 4870X2's hit the shelves to buy. G.Skill's 1066 2x2GB kit is like $90 right now, quite the bargain. Just for kicks, you could get the Antec Twelve Hundred so his room looks pretty.
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by 45nm View Post
Friend doesn't want to spend more than 3k(or2k). Please suggest. He's mostly a console gamer but I've been trying hard to get him to PC gaming. Also build date is unknown (he needs to get up to budget first).
Wow. It'll make an awesome rig.
  • With that kinda budget, definately go for SLI 780i-790i mobo
  • two or three cards of ATI HD 4870 when it comes out in a week or so.
  • And get Antec 1200(twelve hundred) for case.
  • For CPU: Q9450.
  • PSU: Corsair around 700-1000W that is capable of 3-way SLI(3 X PCIE cords) for future proof or not.
  • RAM: 2 X 2GB (I like my G.SKill).
  • OS: Vista premium or ultimate 64-bit.
  • Sound Card: Prelude.
  • And raid 0 HD's(2 X 250GB is fine I think).
  • With TRUE CPU Cooler.
  • And IC7 Diamond for thermal paste.
  • And 22"-24" and nothing bigger.
  • One 120mm fan for TRUE or 2 more for optional fans in Antec 1200 case.

For Corsair PSU and Antec 1200, buy.com probably is much cheaper.
And others, just buy'em in Newegg.
For TRUE and IC7, HSsink.com or something.

It should be less than $3K. Srry w/o links, I'm posting quickly before I get back to work. I'll give all links l8.

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Originally Posted by k1t View Post
here's some suggestions:

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027

MSI R4850-T2D512 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127359

COOLER MASTER RC-690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

Optional Monitor:
SAMSUNG 2220WM-HAS Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001262

edit: forgot to add the subtotal... it's $1001.92 without the monitor with shipping... so there's still lots of room to play with for peripherals etc
Neh, if his friend have 2k more money, let him spend it for the best and I think he wouldn't want a outdated rig.
Edited by legendor - 6/25/08 at 8:10am
    
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post #6 of 8
Why the hell would he get 780/90i and more than 1 4870? That chipset is for SLI, not CF, he needs an X38/48.
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Seagate 250GB Sony and TSST Windows XP (SP2) Acer H213H (21.5", 1080p) 
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Seagate 250GB Sony and TSST Windows XP (SP2) Acer H213H (21.5", 1080p) 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W NZXT Tempest Logitech G5 
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post #7 of 8
I agree, if you go for SLI 8800/9800/200 series cards get a 780i/790i SLI board, or get X38/X48 if you go with 1 card or a crossfire system.
post #8 of 8
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I will be helping him to build this rig. I was able to get a 2000 dollar rig on newegg with DDR2 , Cosmos-S , Q9550 , 4850 etc... but this will be for my INTEL friend (other wants to go AMD).
Edited by 45nm - 6/25/08 at 12:02pm
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