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Just give it a quick once over and leave some questions/comments/suggestions.

Edit* I switched out the 98gtx for a 4850 that cost about $25 less.




Thanks :-D
Edited by Nubcake - 6/24/08 at 6:27pm
post #2 of 18
Very nice.

But why XP? And if XP, why not 64-bit? You're getting 4GB RAM after all.

I'd get Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Vista is definitly the better choice. Since SP1, it performs better than XP, even in gaming.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Very nice.

But why XP? And if XP, why not 64-bit? You're getting 4GB RAM after all.

I'd get Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Vista is definitly the better choice. Since SP1, it performs better than XP, even in gaming.
Forgot to explain,

Client insists on XP. I explained to him the difference between Directx9 and 10, but he wants XP for now. He said that his father had an extra Vista disc, incase if he wants to upgrade later.

I'mma see what I can do on convincing him in Vista tho.
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oh ok
    
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Forgot to explain,

Client insists on XP. I explained to him the difference between Directx9 and 10, but he wants XP for now. He said that his father had an extra Vista disc, incase if he wants to upgrade later.

I'mma see what I can do on convincing him in Vista tho.
If you do convince him to go with vista, you should definitely think about 64 bit with that much RAM, otherwise it's a waste. Other than that, it looks like a great build you have there for the price.
post #6 of 18
I would swap out the psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

and im partial to ATI so I would get a 4850 instead or wait for the 4870

aside from that looks good
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post #7 of 18
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Thanks everyone so far

+rep

and a special mod rep for choz.
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Nice Solid build. I would get Vista instead of XP though...
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Great case choice

I want one!
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I disagree with the CPU swap. The Corsair HX series is better (or at least as good as) than the Silencer series imo. I'd get the HX any day over the 610W Silencer (plus the added bonus of modularity).

4850 v. 9800GTX is a toss-up imo. Here it's just a matter of brand preference imo. For a client rig, I'd probably get the 9800GTX, given the dual slot cooler. If it were for myself, I'd pick up the 4850 just for the fun of having an ATI card
    
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