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Also, I don't think water cooling is the way to go on this one. Even though that case is water cooled, its got fans. That the type of liquid cooling for overclockers, not silence. Just use quiet fans and an efficient heatsink. Stock will probably be fine even. Her old pc was probably just loud because it was old and dusty. It happens. Anything will seem silent next to an old dusty case.
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So, less on the video card, less on the processor, etc?

I REALLY want to pass my current MoBo on to her; that partially influenced my list.

Also, she keeps ALL of her files on her computer, including email etc, and she wants a LOT of room.

So, a 6600GT, Athlon 64 3000+? That would drop the price a lot, I'm sure.

And just a 160GB Hard Drive?

I guess that it IS my mom...
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post #13 of 35
i suggest u get a new cpu unless your mom is planning to upgrade in a yr or 2 again.... but all else is well
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post #14 of 35
This is way overkill. You would be fine with a 3000+ and a 6800GT (or less) and then more on all the quiet stuff.

EDIT: Whoops didn't read the whole thing. Ya 6600GT and 3000+ are good.
 
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post #15 of 35
I think even the 6600GT is too much for her. get an A64 3200, an x1300 or 6600LE, and a 200gig hdd. If you have the money to upgrade then give her your board. I know I'm going to do the same thing this summer with my parents.
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what i would like to know is what shes usin it for and how often is she planning to upgrade!? whith that known we better know what to suggest... if shes gonna keep this pc for the next 5 yrs, that changes the whole plan than if shes only keeping it for 1.5yrs....
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post #17 of 35
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K I rechecked NewEgg, and its only $20 to go ahead and get the 250GB Hard Drive.

Other than that:
Same case
eVGA 6600GT N368
Same DVD burner
Same PSU/MoBo
Same RAM]
AMD Athlon 64 3200+

Total Price: (including my replacement parts) $975.06

This is WELL within her budget, and is more than twice as good as what she's replacing.

EDIT: -She's keeping the new computer for as long as she can (hopefully a few years at least)
-I'm donating my board and PSU to her (paying her back the price she pays, since I'll need my comp up again ASAP)
-She's using it to work with graphics (more than one at the same time), watch videos, HYPERSENSITIVE TO GRAPHICS, even when
just checking email-- noncrisp images, wavy/blurry lines etc make her sick, checking email, working with publisher/word/ppt/excel, etc
-In other words, she uses it for everything but CAD, 3dsMax, AfterEffects/Premier or games
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post #18 of 35
I would hold off for a 7900 if I were you. Nice to be able to pawn your old stuff off on your mother.

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Originally Posted by pyr0m1
K I rechecked NewEgg, and its only $20 to go ahead and get the 250GB Hard Drive.

Other than that:
Same case
eVGA 6600GT N368
Same DVD burner
Same PSU/MoBo
Same RAM]
AMD Athlon 64 3200+

Total Price: (including my replacement parts) $975.06

This is WELL within her budget, and is more than twice as good as what she's replacing.

EDIT: -She's keeping the new computer for as long as she can (hopefully a few years at least)
-I'm donating my board and PSU to her (paying her back the price she pays, since I'll need my comp up again ASAP)
-She's using it to work with graphics (more than one at the same time), watch videos, HYPERSENSITIVE TO GRAPHICS, even when
just checking email-- noncrisp images, wavy/blurry lines etc make her sick, checking email, working with publisher/word/ppt/excel, etc
-In other words, she uses it for everything but CAD, 3dsMax, AfterEffects/Premier or games
trading boards with your mom is dishonest....
change the 6600GT, mobo, and CPU, IMO. It would be about $111 cheaper.
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Originally Posted by pyr0m1
So, less on the video card, less on the processor, etc?

I REALLY want to pass my current MoBo on to her; that partially influenced my list.

Also, she keeps ALL of her files on her computer, including email etc, and she wants a LOT of room.

So, a 6600GT, Athlon 64 3000+? That would drop the price a lot, I'm sure.

And just a 160GB Hard Drive?

I guess that it IS my mom...
More like a 6200.
A 6600 GT is still overkill for what she is going to do with it. Seriously, why would she need a 6600GT? C'mon... And a 7800GT is just stupid...
The video quality on a 6200 is the same as a 7800GTX 512, its not 3D, it's 2D. Photoshop and videos use very VERY little GFX power, they really just use CPU power, nto GFX power. If she isnt playing CS;S or anything around that ballpark, SHE WONT NEED ANY THING MORE THAN A 6200, trust me.
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