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My friend has about $500 to upgrade his rig for Christmas. His rig is as follows
amd x2 3800 skt 939
evga nf4 sli mobo
2x512mb ddr400, 1x512mb ddr400
evga 7900gs

here is what i told him to get
1tb wd caviar - $100
e8400 - $160
asus p5q pro - $130 but has $20 discount w/ e8400 combo
evga 9800gt - $120
2x2gb ddr2 800 g skill pi - $50

lemme know what you guys think
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Looks good there. If you friend could scrap together another 80 bucks the Saphire 4870 would definitely be worth it.

Is his case going to be big enough for all the parts, and does he have a power supply with at least 400 good watts?
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yeah he has a full tower gigaybte aurora and a good psu.
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Originally Posted by noahmateen1234 View Post
My friend has about $500 to upgrade his rig for Christmas. His rig is as follows
amd x2 3800 skt 939
evga nf4 sli mobo
2x512mb ddr400, 1x512mb ddr400
evga 7900gs

here is what i told him to get
1tb wd caviar - $100
e8400 - $160
asus p5q pro - $130 but has $20 discount w/ e8400 combo
evga 9800gt - $120
2x2gb ddr2 800 g skill pi - $50

lemme know what you guys think
I will relieve him of that 3800X2 and Ram
Edited by Weedvender - 12/12/08 at 6:03pm
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idk if he is selling, and im gonna ask him for it haha
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Get a better GPU and a smaller hard drive.
    
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