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durch has a point, but really, the RAM selection is generic and poor... for $1 more you can get some good RAM that has been proven capable of even 1600 6-8-6 (if you don't mind OCZ quality)
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6 cores, 8GB RAM-
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durch has a point, but really, the RAM selection is generic and poor... for $1 more you can get some good RAM that has been proven capable of even 1600 6-8-6 (if you don't mind OCZ quality)
G.Skill is generic and poor?? And OCZ is good? I've had some decent OCZ sets don't get me wrong, but OCZ memory has had terrible reliability lately. I mean just look at their sub $60 offerings: almost all are plagued by reviews complaining of failure. For a budget build for a friend, reliability is going to be preferred over tightening a couple timings or offering an extra 200MHz. The average user cannot tell the difference between DDR3 1333 CL 9 and DDR3 1600 CL 7, but they will recognize a blue screen. My experience with G.Skill is they are reliable. I've never had a set die on me, and the mass of positive reviews for all the Ripjaw sets backs that up.
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6 cores, 8GB RAM-
Generic 8GB RAM paired with a not-so-good power supply... those Mushkins are actually usually okay for the price they sell at (generic memory that is not overpriced) but I would not recommend that power supply at all. Case is a bit on the high end in price, you could use that money for something else that's better.

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G.Skill is generic and poor?? And OCZ is good? I've had some decent OCZ sets don't get me wrong, but OCZ memory has had terrible reliability lately. I mean just look at their sub $60 offerings: almost all are plagued by reviews complaining of failure. For a budget build for a friend, reliability is going to be preferred over tightening a couple timings or offering an extra 200MHz. The average user cannot tell the difference between DDR3 1333 CL 9 and DDR3 1600 CL 7, but they will recognize a blue screen. My experience with G.Skill is they are reliable. I've never had a set die on me, and the mass of positive reviews for all the Ripjaw sets backs that up.
I'm not being brand specific. I'm aware that OCZ has some quality issues though this does not put me against their memory in all cases (except on those with mediocre ratings i.e. 1333 9-9-9 1.65V); to make up they have a fairly excellent warranty service.

I have nothing against G.Skill themselves either, in fact I own G.Skill memory, they're a great brand. However, there's a reason I do not recommend generic 1333 CL9 memory with custom builds: well... it's a custom build. Generic memory usually doesn't feature the best quality or is good for overclocking everything else. There is usually always a mainstream performance kit (i.e. 1600 CL9, equals 1333 CL7/performance) for the same price as 1333 CL9 memory additionally. 1333 CL9 > 1600 CL7 can be fairly noticeable, the lower latencies will help with application & boot times.

Also, if you are going for generic 1333 CL9 memory, just go with the absolute cheapest kit available (as long as it doesn't require more than 1.5V); forget the heatspreaders, forget the brand quality and preference. If you take off the heatspreaders on any decent memory out there, they can run 1333 CL9 1.5V without those heatspreaders no problem with no higher voltage or otherwise are completely unacceptable. In addition, no one should ever pay more than $30-35 for 4GB of 1333 CL9 memory; otherwise it's overpriced.
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G.Skill is generic and poor?? And OCZ is good? I've had some decent OCZ sets don't get me wrong, but OCZ memory has had terrible reliability lately.
Plus if you have any issues G.skill's warranty and customer service is awesome.
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Also, if you are going for generic 1333 CL9 memory, just go with the absolute cheapest kit available. In addition, no one should ever pay more than $30-35 for 4GB of 1333 CL9 memory; otherwise it's overpriced.
I agree, that's why I just picked up two sets for $30 after MIR for two builds I'm using (and they were actually good sets, Patriot Sector 5). Only problem is they were at Microcenter and he doesn't have one in Vegas. Looking at what Newegg is offering right now, he can really only save about $4-5 by going with a different brand without heatspreaders. Personally I'd rather go with G.Skill who has great customer service and has plenty of positive reviews instead of taking a chance on another product from a different company that has like 3 reviews. Just not worth the gamble if you ask me. And he DEFINITELY should not pay more for an OCZ set, even if it is faster. My opinion anyway, their Gold sets are complete junk and the platinums have been hit or miss for me.
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See I don't know anything about AMD or the integrated graphics in the what did you say.. 880 chipset. so I don't know what would be best there.. Yea the integrated can probably play 1080 video's over hdmi to the HDTV, but can it do it smoothly? and the person has an xbox and games on it, but if he could game on the PC he would.. but it's going to be more for daily life use, photo's of the family. he makes video's of his brothers MMA fights, n things like that. So it's nothing to extreme, but obviously i wanna make the most of the money. I don't wanna completely cheap out on it. I guess a 5770 is pretty over the top for someone that might not game much.

I wanna do at least a quad core though.
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I agree, that's why I just picked up two sets for $30 after MIR for two builds I'm using (and they were actually good sets, Patriot Sector 5). Only problem is they were at Microcenter and he doesn't have one in Vegas. Looking at what Newegg is offering right now, he can really only save about $4-5 by going with a different brand without heatspreaders. Personally I'd rather go with G.Skill who has great customer service and has plenty of positive reviews instead of taking a chance on another product from a different company that has like 3 reviews. Just not worth the gamble if you ask me. And he DEFINITELY should not pay more for an OCZ set, even if it is faster. My opinion anyway, their Gold sets are complete junk and the platinums have been hit or miss for me.
Patriot Sector 5!? You mean the crap that requires a massive 1.65V to even run 1333 CL9!?

In case you're wondering, that RAM isn't worth anything but free

With those $4-5 extra you'd be better off getting better RAM rated, say, 1600 9-9-9. The OCZ set is $1 more, and they're far, far from the "gold" sets or even the "platinum". If you're worried about OCZ, get this Team 1600 CL9 kit for another $1 more.
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See I don't know anything about AMD or the integrated graphics in the what did you say.. 880 chipset. so I don't know what would be best there.. Yea the integrated can probably play 1080 video's over hdmi to the HDTV, but can it do it smoothly? and the person has an xbox and games on it, but if he could game on the PC he would.. but it's going to be more for daily life use, photo's of the family. he makes video's of his brothers MMA fights, n things like that. So it's nothing to extreme, but obviously i wanna make the most of the money. I don't wanna completely cheap out on it. I guess a 5770 is pretty over the top for someone that might not game much.

I wanna do at least a quad core though.
The integrated HD4250 should have no problem playing 1080p (In bios, you can allocate more memory to the onboard video).

My version: (although there are many good ones already posted)
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138194 $103 shipped
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163112 $85 shipped
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808 $145 shipped
CPU cooler (low profile for htpc case): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185129 $41 shipped
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161283 $50 shipped (picked over these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303 due to the gskill heatspreader being taller and interfering with the low profile cooler)
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017 $27 shipped after mir
80mm fans (3): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835427002 $45 shipped (2 of these to add airflow to the case, the third to replace the stock fan.)

Total of $496 shipped before tax

Note: this would be basically a silent htpc but has enough space to add a full size GPU.

Add GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161315 $55 after mir
This is not a high end card, but the price/performance ratio is huge.

New total = $551 shipped before tax
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See badwrench. I like your build, and I appreciate it. but for $30 more I have a 6 core and much better graphics.. so why cheap out.. mine was $570.

Check my OP screenshot guys, thats my latest build idea
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