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TWO CHANGES! ARE THESE GOOD!? Also edited the list in topic with these links.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015
Should I go with a different brand? Or is antec good!?

EVGA gts 250. If you have any better suggestions that are cheaper, but the same or better than this card can you give me a link please!?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130468

Thankyou for the suggestions everyone! How is it looking now? I could go 10-25 dollars higher if I need to get a better brand PSU(I dont know if antec is good)
The GTS 250 is the same as the 9800gtx+ so you could save like $20. But then again the HD4850 is on par with the 9800gtx+, so take your pick. They are both $100 with MIR.
    
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post #12 of 31
The hard drive:
It's not a bad choice, but the samsung F3 has a lot more value in it. 360 more Gigs of space, and it's also the fastest 1TB drive on the market; all for $6 more. Hopefully it comes back in stock soon but if not what you chose is fine.

The power supply:
Corsair is a great brand, but I don't think your friend's system will need more than 500 watts.

The video card:
I'd highly recommend an ATI 5750. It's about the performance of a 9800GTX in most games but it has the advantage of being a DX11 part.

The Speakers:
This is really a matter of opinion, but I think your friend would much more enjoy a pair of high quality headphones than a surround system. You generally pay much more for comparable sound quality of speakers to headphones. I'm not familiar with the best choices in that range, but Sennheiser and Audio Technica are good brands to look into.

Oh and, welcome to OCN
Edited by Thosesneakyfrench - 10/30/09 at 2:52pm
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post #14 of 31
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The hard drive:

The video card:
I'd highly recommend an ATI 5750. It's about the performance of a 9800GTX in most games but it has the advantage of being a DX11 part.


Oh and, welcome to OCN
Your link is to a HDD
But if his friend will only be doing some moderate gaming that doesn't require DX11, why go for one? And the OP never said what OS he will be running, so it might not be Windows 7 making the HD5750 useless in terms of DX11. I say save yourself $35.
    
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post #15 of 31
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
I added that PSU!
Can you guys recheck it over again?

AND ITLL RUN WINDOWS 7
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post #16 of 31
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
I added that PSU!
Can you guys recheck it over again?

AND ITLL RUN WINDOWS 7
I don't understand why your dropping so much on the GPU when you said he likely won't be gaming much if at all.
    
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post #17 of 31
Might be nitpicking here, but the $60 range is when you get into the possibility that the PSU is not that quality.

My PSU was only ~$75 and is great, so it's just a thought.

Also, if it's of any consequence, a modular PSU is not better than a non-modular unless you are really worried about making things neat, or very efficient airflow.
Edited by _02 - 10/30/09 at 4:46pm
    
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post #18 of 31
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Your link is to a HDD
Thanks for pointing that out, fixed.

As for your other point, if his friend spends $110 on a graphics card, and wants to play a DX11 game some time in the feature, I know I would be disappointed to miss out on that because I wanted to save $30. In the grand scheme of things, it would be cheaper than him getting a 9800gt now and then selling it in a few months for a DX11 card.
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post #19 of 31
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AND ITLL RUN WINDOWS 7
Consider the HD5750, then. It's a wonderful card! I hear they have great Crossfire scalability. so if your friend wanted more graphics power, thats always an option. As for PSU's, have you considered the 620HX? I hear they are fantastichttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139002. There is a thread on the top about recommended PSU's, so give that a look to determine your choice. You should never skimp out on the PSU, trust me, I made that mistake with my Raidmax
    
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post #20 of 31
I made a few changes based on personal preference and budget reasons.

To save some money to spend on some other components I'd choose the CM 690 Case (Sorry, I love em...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

Again, just my opinion here, but most PC's nowadays come with at least a TB Hard drive space... So I chose the WD Black 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284
-If it is "Overkill" or you think he "Wont use that much space" then save yourself $5 and get a bigger hard drive...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283

I know the nvidia fan boys will be all over me for this, but for money and price for performance I'd go with the 4870. This one has a lifetime warranty, it's cheaper, and performs great (It competes with the GTX260).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150441

For power, a 650w is still going to be a little overkill. On top of that, you aren't packing this case to the brim so there will be some unused cabling leftover when done. To remedy this I chose the OCZ ModXStream 500 Watt power supply. It comes with Active PFC, it's Modular, comes with a Mail in Rebate and a good (Great) price to start.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016

And that's it. All together on the egg it shows as $931.88 leaving plenty of room for shipping. Excuse me for kinda redoing it, I'm very particular about what I like and what I don't. Everything I've suggested I've used in the past or have in one my rigs currently and I wouldn't suggest it if I didn't like it or haven't used it myself...
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