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post #21 of 25
The ide Pioneer 117 dvd burner is fine. My suggestion would be to get a Antec 380 earthwatts power supply since that would be more than enough for your mom's pc. Even a Gigabyte ATI HD 4350 or XFX Geforce 8400GS, 512mb video card would be good enough unless your mom's into gaming.

Gigabyte ATI HD 4350, $39.99 (after $15.00 MIR $24.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125251

XFX Geforce 8400GS 512mb, $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150355

Antec 380 watt earthwatts power supply, $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005

Antec 380 watt earthwatts ps and Antec 300 case COMBO DEAL, $83.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.193753

Just my 2:cents:
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Yorkfield Q9550 E0 @ 3.66ghz Gigabyte EP45-UD3P rev.1.0 Gigabyte ATI HD 4350 4gb (2x2gb) Mushkin DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 36gb Raptor, Seagate 320gb & 500gb Sata HD's Pioneer 216, Benq 1640, LG H62L XP Pro SP3 Samsung 23 inch lcd tv 
PowerCase
Corsair 650HW CM 590 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 36gb Raptor, Seagate 320gb & 500gb Sata HD's Pioneer 216, Benq 1640, LG H62L XP Pro SP3 Samsung 23 inch lcd tv 
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Corsair 650HW CM 590 
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Sir Humpsalot View Post
Here's a thought... You're trying to make a rock stable system, not a power horse. Why not also shoot for high efficiency? Use a high-efficiency PSU, an efficient CPU, etc. You can even try under-volting the processor to save more electricity.

I like what you're trying to do, but don't lose sight of who the computer is for... it's for the person who pays the electric bill.

So yeah... I would shoot for a super-efficient system... and super quiet... with RAID. Select some extra-quiet fans for the build. Your mom may actually appreciate that more than a GPU.
Hehe , I pay all the added electricity now too
Ever since I started getting all these new computers and things our power bill went up so we figured out the difference , and I pay that , at least it's not a lot though.
Which is fair enough for sure , but I do like the idea of quietness and efficiency.

What are some examples off efficient CPU's, and PSU's ?
And how do I know if the board has that RAID controller ?


I also just realized that board has an onboard video chipset too , I'mma take off the GPU.
But I never saw anything about RAID in the specs.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by hawaiian_geek View Post
The ide Pioneer 117 dvd burner is fine. My suggestion would be to get a Antec 380 earthwatts power supply since that would be more than enough for your mom's pc. Even a Gigabyte ATI HD 4350 or XFX Geforce 8400GS, 512mb video card would be good enough unless your mom's into gaming.

Gigabyte ATI HD 4350, $39.99 (after $15.00 MIR $24.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125251

XFX Geforce 8400GS 512mb, $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150355

Antec 380 watt earthwatts power supply, $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005

Antec 380 watt earthwatts ps and Antec 300 case COMBO DEAL, $83.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.193753

Just my 2:cents:
The earthwatt psu is like 80 bucks here, more than the original one , and there isn't any sort of combo deal for the canadian site
post #24 of 25
Ok so i know the parts below are over kill but hey over kill is better than not having enough.

My Top Picks

LIAN LI PC-61 $85(Very Nice stylish Case will lat mom years to come. Other mom's will be jealous)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112025

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W $70(Because the PSU is the most importune part. You also dont want mom's rig to die because of a crappy PSU do you?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703015

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $54(Because mom deserves the best and dont steal her spar stick she needs it for vista)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146731

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard $95( Best board for the money very feature rich also has solid stat caps witch are suppose to be the best i have them on my mobo.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128372

EVGA GeForce 9400 GT $50(It is made by EVGA nuff said)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130471

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $75(Has a 5 year warranty vs the 3 that comes with the blue's and it is also faster.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319


Optional UpGrades

LG Black DVD/DC Burner SATA II $24( Bought 30 and all 30 work still nuff said)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136152

Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor $220 ( I don't know don't look at me it is a quad nuff said)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115131
    
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i7-3610QM  Alienware proprietary  2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M 16GB DDR3 at 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 240GB Samsung EVO 840 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 120Hz 3D Alienware M17x 240W 
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Logitech G700 Killer Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gamin... 
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500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 240GB Samsung EVO 840 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 120Hz 3D Alienware M17x 240W 
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post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by ryanlusk View Post
What are some examples off efficient CPU's, and PSU's ?
And how do I know if the board has that RAID controller ?


I also just realized that board has an onboard video chipset too , I'mma take off the GPU.
But I never saw anything about RAID in the specs.
Well, on those things, you're on your own. I'm an AMD guy. Can get a tri-core processor up to 3.6GHz or so and possibly unlock a fourth core on a mobo/CPU combo that costs barely over $200(US) and it supports raid. So I really don't know what you'd be looking for in the Intel world.

(Not trying to start a flame war here, just saying it's beyond my expertise. I'm sure intel has similar options, I just don't know what they are).


Oh wait. I can help with the PSU, I guess. There's rating for PSU's. 80 certified means they are at least 80% efficient. There's also silver and bronze ratings, don't know what that means.
Edited by Sir Humpsalot - 5/30/09 at 11:05am
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7750 BE Biostar TA790GX 128M Radeon HD 5770 OCZ 8GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x WD RE4 500GB (RAID0) Win7 / 64 26" Soyo Scorpius M10 & IBM Model M 
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750W Corsair HAF 932 
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7750 BE Biostar TA790GX 128M Radeon HD 5770 OCZ 8GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x WD RE4 500GB (RAID0) Win7 / 64 26" Soyo Scorpius M10 & IBM Model M 
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750W Corsair HAF 932 
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