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post #11 of 69
The E5200 would be much better for $2 more. An HD4670 would a better solution without losing too much in terms of performance.

And Newegg's current shell shocker is a bit cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147127

Edit: The Xigmatek Dark Knight is slightly cheaper and comes with retention bracket. And of course is the same thing as the HDT-S1283, but nickel plated.
    
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That case is microATX... the motherboard wont fit

And I would look around the for sale section and try to find some good prices on used parts.

As others have said the 4850 is a little bit of overkill for movies. And the UD3R may be a bit much too.
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post #13 of 69
Get the E5200, a less powerful video card for watching HD video and a different power supply.
The Corsair VX550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

Corsair CX400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008
    
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post #14 of 69
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
The HD4850 would be overkill and would just add extra heat, noise and power consumtion, thats assuming she is not a gamer.

An HD4670 would have plenty of power for Blueray, maxes out all games at 1280x1024...
I agree but the 4850 is only $30 more, which is 33% but alot faster
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Antec 300 + Earthwatts 430W

Kuma 7750 + ECS Mobo + 4GB Corsair DDR2 + WD 320GB HD

Dark Knight CPU cooler

Radeon 4670 1GB DDR3

TOTAL = $390 + S/H - $45MIR

EDIT: Use the remainder of cash to add more HD space (WD 1 TB?)
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You got the same combo...NICE!
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Female "friend"?
    
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post #19 of 69
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
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I agree but the 4850 is only $30 more, which is 33% but alot faster
I would agree but a 4670 is quiet and uses less power, this is a media pc not a gaming one, if it were me I would put a 4350 in there and have a passive card.

Even most intel integrated solutions could do what you listed there, but a 4350 or 4670 just ensures everything runs buttery smooth, lets her play some casual games, Vista Aero would run with out a hitch, has HDMI with Audio, built in decoders so she could multitask while watching a movie.

As for an OS Windows Xp, Windows Vista Home Premium should do, I belive if you get Vista now u get a free upgrade to 7, when it comes out.
Edited by Darkknight512 - 7/15/09 at 9:10pm
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What about OS?
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