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i changed to the MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460
    
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If he's not using this for gaming, then why even get a dedicated GPU? I'd take Cravin's suggestion and get him a Phenom II with a 880G motherboard that has integrated graphics. The tremendous savings can go toward a SSD (which he'll actually benefit from rather than a wasted GPU) and just more money for beer, savings, whatever.

My Recommendations:
$150 - ASUS 880G Motherboard + Corsair 650TX PSU (after a $10 MIR)
$182 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition + 2x2GB OCZ Reapers DDR3 1600 (after $20 MIR)
$60 - Cooler Master HAF 912 w/ free shipping
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$392 Total after $30 in MIR and w/ free shipping on all items (except one, which is $1.99)

This leaves $200 to enjoy as savings or to invest partially in a SSD which will provide performance he'll definitely see. The combo deal on the motherboard gives him a quality 650W PSU for the same price as a 450W, and leaves him plenty of headroom if he gets into gaming and decides he wants a video card later. The motherboard is microATX but who cares for a build that's not being overclocked. Plus, if any overclocking is desired, you can just increase the CPU multiplier since it's a Black Edition, so fancy motherboard options are not required.
Edited by durch - 11/23/10 at 5:45pm
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If hes using just common office apps then why on earth would you want a blazing SSD , he wont simulate anything nor handling 3D heavy stuff, i suggested GTX 460 because GTS 450 has less performance and the case and psu were too expensive for that rig also GTX 460 is the best bang for buck card now in my opinion, i think his friend would like to try some games in the future. As far as i know the original list was made by his friend not by anon-nick and the GTS 450 was already included.
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i made the second list.
    
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i5-6xx is just a higher clocked i3. Either go i3 or i5-7xx.
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Originally Posted by col musstard View Post
i5-6xx is just a higher clocked i3. Either go i3 or i5-7xx.
Doesn't the i5-6xx have the onboard gpu ??????
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Doesn't the i5-6xx have the onboard gpu ??????
as does the i3. the only difference between i3 and i5-6xx is the clock speed and turbo boost, which is a moot point when overclocked
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