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So I have here a build I'll be doing for an old friend of mine in ~3 weeks or so. He will need to order the parts probably by this Saturday at the latest to make sure all the parts arrive. (I'm flying to where he lives for a week this summer).

So here it is, do you have any suggestions? AMD/ATi only please if you suggest something else.


CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103702
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128397
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231274
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-073-_-Product
DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106276
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817702010
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150448
CPU fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103064

Windows 7 Pro will be installed on it, and he might need help with a monitor, idk if he's going to use his old one or not yet.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 30
What's his budget?
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Around $600 w/o monitor/os.

This will be an everything pc, gaming, movies, schoolwork, etc.
I will overclock it to ~3.6-4.0 hopefully, with the help of another friend of mine.
Edited by eseb1 - 6/7/10 at 4:52pm
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He says he also needs a monitor.
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post #6 of 30
I assume he's fine with blue LEDs (or LEDs in general)? Everything seems to be good.

My thoughts (not necessarily problems):
Is 500GB a large enough hard drive?
With a non-BE cpu, does he plan to overclock? Is the aftermarket cooler necessary?
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Yeah, he loves the case.
The hard drive was originally 320GB, but we switched that to a 500, if he needs more, I'll show him how to install extra hard drives.

Yes, I plan on overclocking his cpu.
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post #8 of 30
he can find a combo on Ebay with a 965BE + 8gb ram ddr3 + mobo for $475 (free shipping) *actually cheaper than that

I would change the cpu cooler for a corsair H50 since its cheap & pretty good

the rest its all good .. what u have listed
Edited by sendblink23 - 6/8/10 at 12:25pm
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post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by sendblink23 View Post
he can find a combo on Ebay with a 965BE + 8gb ram ddr3 + mobo for $475 (free shipping)

I would change the cpu cooler for a corsair H50 since its cheap & pretty good

the rest its all good .. what u have listed
I wouldn't call $80 for a cpu cooler cheap. And we are trying to keep the price around $600, so that combo is too expensive. Plus 8gb of ram is more than he would ever need.

Any combo's on Newegg to combine some of this stuff? When choosing the parts I didn't really look for any.
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post #10 of 30
id go with this cpu and try to unlock the 2 disabled cores
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846
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